LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Brent crude oil held steady above
$112 a barrel on Wednesday as investors awaited inventory data
from the United States for clues to demand in the world’s
largest oil consumer.
Brent crude was 10 cents up at $112.52 a barrel by
1023 GMT. U.S. crude for March rose 11 cents to $96.79,
off a four-month high of $96.90 hit earlier.
LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Brent oil futures rose above $110
per barrel on Thursday after Islamist militants attacked an
Algerian gas field and took Western hostages, although concerns
about a weak global economic outlook kept gains in check.
Brent added 32 cents to $110.00 a barrel by 1049
GMT. The February contract, which expired on Wednesday, settled
31 cents higher, while the March contract finished 5 cents up.
U.S. oil rose 23 cents to $94.47.
LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Brent crude oil rose towards $111
a barrel on Wednesday after robust U.S. retail sales figures
boosted hopes for stronger demand in the world’s top oil
consumer, while oil inventories there rose much less than
Cold weather in Europe and the United States also supported
prices, but gains were limited as weak European data pushed down
other risk-sensitive assets such as equities.
LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Brent crude oil stayed below $112
per barrel on Wednesday, as a slightly more optimistic outlook
for the global economy was offset by lingering concerns about
Europe and increasing supply from the United States.
Front-month Brent futures shed 11 cents to $111.83
per barrel at 0932 GMT, after adding 54 cents on Tuesday. U.S.
crude was trading down 10 cents at $93.05 per barrel.
LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Brent oil rose above $109 a
barrel on Wednesday on expectations that a budget crisis in the
United States will be resolved, which would save the world’s top
oil consumer from slipping into recession.
World shares rose to 17-month highs, and the euro gained on
growing investor confidence that a U.S. pact on spending and
taxes will be reached before a year-end deadline.
LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank will
make steep staff cuts at its U.S. and European power and gas
trading desks, with the departures of dozens of traders and its
global head of commodities, David Silbert.
Several sources close to the situation said on Wednesday
the bank was shrinking the workforce as part of an earlier
announced plan to chop 1,500 positions in corporate banking to
save billions of euros amid a profit slump due to the euro zone
LONDON Dec 5 (Reuters) – Brent crude oil rose above $110 a
barrel on Wednesday after two sessions of losses, as investors
switched their focus from fears of a U.S. fiscal crisis to hopes
that growth in top energy consumer China will pick up sooner
Front-month Brent futures traded 48 cents higher at
$110.32 by 0928 GMT, after losing nearly 1 percent in the
previous session. U.S. crude added 42 cents to $88.92.
LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Crude oil rose on Thursday on
optimism that U.S. lawmakers would reach a deal on fiscal policy
and as mounting tension in the Middle East intensified supply
Brent crude was up 73 cents at $110.24 a barrel by
0937 GMT while U.S. crude gained 70 cents to $87.19 a
barrel, following losses in the previous session.
LONDON (Reuters) – Brent crude oil futures fell to their lowest in more than a week on Wednesday on fears of a looming budget crisis in the United States, the world’s top oil consumer.
Brent crude fell $1.15 to $108.72 per barrel by 1412 GMT. U.S. crude shed $1.56 to trade at $85.62 per barrel.
LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Brent crude oil futures fell on
Wednesday on fears of a looming budget crisis in the United
States, the world’s top oil consumer.
Brent crude fell 29 cents to $109.58 per barrel by
0940 GMT, after dropping to $109.31 on Tuesday – its lowest
since Nov. 20. U.S. crude shed 27 cents to trade at
$86.91 per barrel.