Market Insights

April 12, 2016 • Posted in Market Insights

Week of April 11, 2016


  • Oil prices received a boost last week as U.S. crude inventories fell by a surprising 4.9 million barrels.
  • Brent crude futures closed the week at US$41.90 a barrel, while US crude futures closed at to US$39.70.
  • However, daily oil production is running ahead of the year-ago level, as OPEC increases have more than offset production declines among non-OPEC producers.
  • There is skepticism that OPEC and Russia will agree to output cuts at an April 17 meeting in Doha.
  • Many experts believe oil prices will fluctuate between $34 per barrel and the low $40s per barrel for the foreseeable future.

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