Tuesday, May 14, 2013

IEA Releases May Oil Market Report

According to the International Energy Agency's May Oil Market Report released today, oil futures prices declined in April on seasonally weaker demand. Brent fell by around $6.10/bbl to $103.40/bbl amid a surplus of light, sweet grades in Europe, and last traded nearly unchanged at $103.10/bbl. In contrast, WTI inched down by just $0.90/bbl to an average $92.05/bbl, and by early May bounced back up to $95.50/bbl. The WTI‐Brent futures price spread fell to its narrowest in more than two years, contracting to about $7.75/bbl in early May from an average $11.35/bbl in April, $16.58/bbl in March and $20.75/bbl in February. Read more

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