. Oil rises to one-week high as U.S. supply concerns dominate

Oil rises to one-week high as U.S. supply concerns dominate

13 Sep 2021

Brent Oil  was trading 0.64% up at  $7340.

 Oil prices rose for a second session on Monday as concerns over shut output in the United States, the world’s biggest producer, following damage from Hurricane Ida supported the market, along with expectations for higher demand.

Brent Crude rose 67 cents, or 0.9% to $73.59 a barrel, and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude also added 66 cents, or 1%, to $70.38 at 0633 GMT. Both markets were at their highest since Sept. 3 earlier in the session.

About three-quarters of the offshore oil production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, or about 1.4 million barrels per day, has remained halted since late August, roughly equal to what OPEC member Nigeria produces.

U.S. refiners are coming back faster than oil production from the impact of Hurricane Ida, a reverse of past storm recoveries. Most of the nine Louisiana refineries impacted by the storm have restarted or were restarting on Friday.

“Hurricane Ida was unique in having a net bullish impact on U.S. and global oil balances – with the impact on demand smaller than on production,” Goldman Sachs  analysts said in a note dated Sept. 9.

The bank estimated that the storm caused U.S. oil inventories to decline by about 30 million barrels and could push up U.S. refining margins and further widen the price spread between WTI and Brent.

Royal Dutch Shell  Plc, the largest oil producer in the U.S. Gulf, on Thursday cancelled some export cargoes because of damage to offshore facilities from Hurricane Ida, signalling energy losses would continue for weeks.

However, the number of rigs in operation in the United States grew in the latest week, energy service provider Baker Hughes said, indicating production may rise in coming weeks.

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TRADE SIGNAL-Brent Oil– Buy: 73.40, TARGET:-83.40, STOP LOSS:- 68.40.