U.S. crude oil production may be falling faster than many had thought and we are seeing signs of that in Cushing, Okla. Cushing is the Nymex delivery point and a storage facility that if you listened to the Ultra Bears was supposed to be overflowing with oil. Instead the opposite is happening as supply there have fallen five out of the last seven weeks and is slated to fall once again.
Crude oil prices led stocks lower yesterday, but today are rebounding. There’s talk of lower U.S. output, stronger than expected demand in Asia and short covering ahead of the weekly inventory reports.
Crude oil posted its biggest 3-day rally since 1990 and put futures back in bull market territory based on a report that U.S. oil production may be falling faster than previously reported, and OPEC is willing to talk with non-Opec oil producers to try to establish a "fair price for oil."
Crude oil prices are out of the crisis zone, trading back above $40 a barrel and if it closes above there, it may show that the world may not be falling apart. A combination of the strongest rally on Wall Street since 2011 and a rally in China overnight, on some alleged government stock buying, is setting the stage for a possible bottom in oil.
U.S. crude oil prices fell to almost $40 a barrel on Thursday, their lowest since the global financial crisis of 2009, as supplies rose in North America and the Middle East, filling stockpiles to record levels.
Crude oil prices have been in a selling mode for most of this week on a combination of the evolving situation in Greece, a sell-off in Chinese equities and the growing possibility of an Iranian nuclear deal. All three areas can potentially lead to the current oversupply of oil growing even further.
Everybody's working on the weekend, everybody in finance, maybe Greece goes off the deep end. Will the EU give Greece a second chance? They are far apart, they better start from the start. If Greece wants in the show. They better let it go!