Overview of Crude Oil: WTI Continues to Climb on Trade Hopes

USOil

US Oil – also known as West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Texas Sweet Light – is another type of ‘sweet light’ crude oil, that has a lower sulphur content and density than UK Oil. It is drilled in North America, primarily in Texas, Louisiana and North Dakota, and sent via pipeline to Cushing, Oklahoma for price settlement. As this is a landlocked area, most WTI oil is consumed in the US, making this the primary benchmark for the US market.

According to the analysis, USOil.x pair is expected to find support at 48.95, and a fall through could take it to the next support level of 47.89. The pair is expected to find its first resistance at 50.60, and a rise through could take it to the next resistance level of 51.89.

USOil.x previous day range was 16500 and current day range is 9000.

US-China trade talks continue, and markets continue to bid up on hopes of progress.

Commodities are catching a relief run on hopes of improving trade, after a tense ending to 2018.

Crude energies markets are continuing to spin higher as investors hope for peaceful trade talks to resolve between the US and China, which are at present underway at the vice-ministerial level, extending into a third day of talks with traders awaiting announcements following the trade meetings. Trade tensions between the US and China have spun out broader market sentiment in recent months, and investors are looking for any signs of a recovery in global trade in order to offset the increasing signs of economic slowdown across the planet for 2019.

The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Crude Oil Stocks Change Indicator is published weekly. It measures the number of barrels of commercial crude oil held by US companies. It is one of the indicators affecting world oil prices.

Growing crude oil stocks indicate a weaker demand for oil and can have a negative impact on the oil barrel price.