July 2022

Oil prices were mixed on Thursday, as concerns about a potential global recession that would knock energy demand offset lower crude inventories and a rebound in U.S. gasoline consumption. Brent crude futures ended the day 52 cents higher at $107.14, after gaining $2.22 on Wednesday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) settled 84 cents, or Read More

Oil prices edged up on Thursday, extending gains from the previous session, buoyed by lower crude inventories and higher gasoline demand in the United States. Brent crude futures for September rose 40 cents, or 0.4%, to $107.02 a barrel by 0010 GMT, after gaining $2.22 on Wednesday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) was at Read More

Oil prices rose on Tuesday for a second day on increasing concerns about tightening European supply after Russia, a key oil and natural gas supplier to the region, cut gas supply through a major pipeline. Brent crude futures for September settlement rose $1.66, or 1.6%, to $106.81 a barrel, extending a 1.9% gain in the previous Read More

Oil fell on Monday, reversing earlier gains but continuing a recent losing streak, on concerns that an expected increase in interest rates in the U.S., the world’s biggest oil user, may limit fuel demand growth. Brent crude futures for September settlement dropped 48 cents, or 0.5%, to $102.72 a barrel at 0205 GMT, down for Read More

Oil prices fell more than $4 on Thursday after higher U.S. gasoline stockpiles stoked demand worries and returning energy supply from Libya and Russia eased supply concerns. Brent crude futures dropped $4.29, or 4%, to $102.65 a barrel by after slipping 0.4% in the previous session. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell $4.15, or Read More

Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel on Wednesday, under pressure from global central bank efforts to limit inflation and ahead of expected builds in U.S. crude inventories as fuel demand weakens. Brent crude prices for September fell $1.06, or 0.9%, to $106.29 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for August Read More

Oil prices extended gains on Monday, propped up by a weaker dollar and tight supplies that offset concerns about recession and the prospect of widespread Covid-19 lockdowns in China again reducing fuel demand. Brent crude futures for September settlement rose $2.20, or 2.2%, to $103.36 a barrel, having advanced by 2.1% on Friday. U.S. West Read More

Oil prices rose on Friday amid prospects of a less aggressive U.S. rate hike, although worries about a recovery in demand capped gains. Brent crude futures for September delivery added 2.3% to trade at $101.37 per barrel, while WTI crude rose 1.9% to $97.61. “Oil is trading very much to the beat of Federal Reserve policy and the implications it Read More

Oil edged up on Wednesday, a day after settling below $100 a barrel for the first time since April, and gains were limited by a U.S. supply report showing rising inventories and caution ahead of U.S. inflation data. Despite a tight physical oil market, investors have sold oil futures on worries that aggressive rate hikes Read More

Gold was pinned at near a nine-month low on Monday as bets for aggressive interest rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the dollar’s ascent dimmed appeal for bullion. Spot gold fell 0.3% to $1,737.32 per ounce. U.S. gold futures dipped 0.3% to $1,737.00. Despite recession risks, lately investors have opted for dollar over Read More

Brent crude futures extended declines for a third session on Thursday, slipping under $100 a barrel, as fears of a potential global recession spurred concerns about oil demand. Brent crude futures fell 94 cents, or 0.9%, to $99.75 a barrel by 0231 GMT after tumbling to a session low of $98.50 earlier. WTI crude futures slid 79 cents, Read More

Oil prices rose as much as nearly 3% on Wednesday before paring some gains as investors piled back into the market after a heavy rout in the previous session, with supply concerns returning to the fore even as worries about a global recession linger. Brent crude futures rose as much as $3.08, or 2.9%, to Read More

Oil prices fell in early Asian trade on Monday, paring gains from the previous session as fears of global recession weighed on the market even as supply remains tight amid lower OPEC output, unrest in Libya and sanctions on Russia. Brent crude futures slipped 35 cents, or 0.3%, to $111.28 a barrel at 0016 GMT, having Read More

Oil prices rose 2% on Friday, recouping most of the previous session’s declines, as supply outages in Libya and expected shutdowns in Norway outweighed expectations that an economic slowdown could dent demand. Brent crude futures rose $2.61, or 2.4%, to $111.63 per barrel. WTI crude futures for August delivery rose $2.41, or 2.25%, to $108.15 Read More