Crude & Brent Oil Fundamental Analysis September 23, 2013 Forecast

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Crude & Brent Oil Fundamental Analysis September 23, 2013 Forecast

Crude & Brent Oil Fundamental Analysis September 23, 2013 Forecast

Analysis and Recommendations:

Crude Oil is trading at 105.26 down by 60 cents as trader’s book profits. Brent Oil diverged from WTI and climbed by 10 cents to widen the spread. Brent is currently exchanging at 108.86. Nymex crude oil prices declined around 0.4 percent today on the back of rise in Libya’s crude oil output. Further, strength in the DX and Syrian President agreeing to provide access to international inspectors for inspection of chemical weapons added downside pressure on prices. WTI for October delivery, which expires today, was up 7 cents at $106.46 a barrel. The selling in Crude Oil was heavy in terms of pricing, though the same cannot be said in terms of volumes that showed a considerable decline. The total volumes in the contract were 46176 contracts on 19 September 2013 compared to 71928 contracts on 18 September 2013.

Oil markets took negative cues out of the fresh updates from Libyan government officials that the country has managed to resume production by nearly 800,000 barrels per day as against last month’s reading of 150,000 barrels per day. For crude, both Brent and the WTI prices have been trading with broader optimism and took additional risk premiums over and above their normal demand-supply factors, as the markets feared that crude supplies are falling in a number of countries in the Middle-east and African region. The aforementioned news pushed Brent prices to underperform the WTI, wherein Brent for the November expiry fell 1.66% to $108.75 per barrel, reducing the spread between the two contracts to below $3 per barrel from $3.4 the day before yesterday and nearly $7 per barrel two weeks ago.

In separate negative updates for the commodity, reports showed that the OPEC might increase its crude shipments by 1.4% as Saudi Arabia continues to boosted output as per latest updates from tanker tracker Oil Movements. OPEC, excluding Angola and Ecuador, will export about 23.9 million barrels a day in the four weeks to Oct, up 320,000 barrels a day from the period to September 7

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