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Higher Inventories Might Help Oil Prices Rise

Robert Scott
Higher Inventories Might Help Oil Prices Rise

In the week ending March 30, 2018, US crude oil inventories fell by 4.6 MMbbls (million barrels) to ~425.3 MMbbls. The market expected a rise by 1.4 MMbbls in the EIA’s data on April 4, 2018. On the same day, US crude oil May futures fell 0.2%. Rising US crude oil production, which we discussed in the previous part, could be behind the fall.