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UPDATE 2-Oil prices slip on economic worries, surging U.S. crude supply
U.S. crude inventories rise to highest since November 2017 -EIA
* U.S. crude output remains at record 12.2 mln bpd
* Global markets remain tight amid OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions
* U.S. oil output, storage & drilling: https://tmsnrt.rs/2HYHA19 (Updates prices)
By Henning Gloystein
SINGAPORE, April 11 Oil prices were dragged down on Thursday by surging U.S. crude stockpiles and record production, while economic concerns cast doubt over growth in demand for fuel.International benchmark Brent futures were at $71.52 per barrel at 0642 GMT, down 21 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last close.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $64.34 per barrel, down 27 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their previous settlement.
U.S. crude inventories C-STK-T-EIA rose 7 million barrels to 456.6 million barrels in the last week, their highest since November 2017, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. crude oil production C-OUT-T-EIA remained at a record 12.2 million barrels per day (bpd), making the United States the world’s biggest oil producer ahead of Russia and Saudi Arabia.There are also concerns that an economic slowdown will soon dent fuel consumption after the International Monetary Fund this week downgraded its global growth forecast to the lowest in a decade. MARKET
Despite the surge in U.S. supply and the economic concerns, global oil markets remain tight amid supply cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), U.S. sanctions on oil exporters Iran and Venezuela, and escalating fighting in Libya. markets will remain tight) as long as Saudi Arabia continues to back the production cut deal as aggressively as it has done so far,” said Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank.Brent and WTI have risen by around 30 and 40 percent respectively since the start of the year.”Pressure to global supplies continues to mount because of sanctions-linked problems in Iran and Venezuela and rising geopolitical risk in Libya,” said Stephen Innes, head of trading at SPI Asset Management.Beyond the short-term outlook for oil markets, a lot of attention is on the future of demand amid the rise of alternative fuels for transport.”We believe global demand has another 10 million barrels bpd of growth, with over half from China,” Bernstein Energy said in a note on Thursday.