WTI trades below $58 despite larger-than-expected draw in US crude oil stocks

  • OPEC cuts 2020 global oil demand growth forecast by 60,000 bpd.
  • EIA reports a draw of 6.9 million barrels in US crude oil stocks.

Crude oil prices struggled to capitalize on the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) weekly oil market report and the barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) continues to trade in the negative territory.

The EIA today announced that commercial crude oil inventories in the US decreased by 6.9 million barrels in the week ending September 6 compared to analysts estimates for a draw of 2.6 million barrels.

Although a larger-than-expected draw in crude oil stocks usually boosts crude oil prices, worries over a dismal global energy demand outlook didn't allow that. As of writing, the barrel of WTI was down 0.55% on the day at $57.50.

OPEC points to negative impact of economic slowdown on oil demand

In its monthly report earlier today, OPEC today said that it cut its forecast for 2020 global oil demand growth by 60,000 barrels per day to 1.08 million barrels per day citing global economic slowdown. Regarding the global oil supply, "Strong growth in non-OPEC supply in 2019-2020 highlights need for producers to support market stability to avoid potential oversupply," OPEC noted.

Technical levels to watch for


Today last price 57.71
Today Daily Change -0.09
Today Daily Change % -0.16
Today daily open 57.8
Daily SMA20 55.54
Daily SMA50 56.2
Daily SMA100 57.43
Daily SMA200 56.41
Previous Daily High 58.66
Previous Daily Low 57.12
Previous Weekly High 57.63
Previous Weekly Low 52.77
Previous Monthly High 58.02
Previous Monthly Low 50.51
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 57.71
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 58.07
Daily Pivot Point S1 57.06
Daily Pivot Point S2 56.32
Daily Pivot Point S3 55.52
Daily Pivot Point R1 58.6
Daily Pivot Point R2 59.4
Daily Pivot Point R3 60.14



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