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  Oil prices rose on Thursday buoyed by a potential breakthrough in the Sino U S trade war and OPEC led efforts to constrain supply although trading was quiet as many markets were in holiday mode Brent crude LCOc1 was up 28 cents or 0 4 per cent at 67 48 dollars a barrel by 0651 GMT West Texas Intermediate CLc1 was up 25 cents also a 0 4 per cent gain at 61 36 dollars a barrel Oil prices continue to show year end strength supported by a combination of definitive progress on the U S China trade deal the December OPEC and OPEC agreement and slowing shale activity said Stephen Innes chief Asia market strategist at AxiTrader All of which is pointing to a stronger performance for oil prices in Q1 than anyone had thought only two months ago U S President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a signing ceremony for the so called Phase 1 agreement to end their trade dispute that was put together earlier this month The roughly 17 month trade war hit global economic growth and demand for oil leaving prices range bound for the most of the year Lower demand also rendered supply cuts by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC and allies including Russia less effective in supporting the market The so called OPEC grouping agreed earlier in December to extend and deepen production cuts that would take as much as 2 1 million barrels per day bpd of supply off the market or roughly two per cent of global demand U S producers not party to the OPEC agreement have been pumping record amounts of oil especially shale crude to fill any supply gaps Growth in production in the U S is forecast by many to slow however Still more supply is coming in the new year with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait earlier this week agreeing to end a dispute over their Neutral Zone which can supply as much as 500 000 barrels per day of oil or about 0 5 of global demand Edited by Abdullahi Mohammed Sadiya Hamza NAN
Oil climbs, lifted by U.S.-China trade deal hopes, OPEC cuts

Oil prices rose on Thursday, buoyed by a potential breakthrough in the Sino-U.S. trade war and OPEC-led efforts to constrain supply, although trading was quiet as many markets were in holiday mode.

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Brent crude LCOc1 was up 28 cents, or 0.4 per cent, at 67.48 dollars a barrel by 0651 GMT.

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West Texas Intermediate CLc1

West Texas Intermediate CLc1 was up 25 cents, also a 0.4 per cent gain, at 61.36 dollars a barrel.

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December OPEC and OPEC

“Oil prices continue to show year-end strength supported by a combination of definitive progress on the U.S.-China trade deal, the December OPEC and OPEC+ agreement, and slowing shale activity,” said Stephen Innes, chief Asia market strategist at AxiTrader.

“All of which is pointing to a stronger performance for oil prices in Q1 than anyone had thought only two months ago.”

Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a signing ceremony for the so-called Phase 1 agreement to end their trade dispute that was put together earlier this month.

The roughly 17-month trade war hit global economic growth and demand for oil, leaving prices range-bound for the most of the year.

Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

Lower demand also rendered supply cuts by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies including Russia less effective in supporting the market.

The so-called OPEC+ grouping agreed earlier in December to extend and deepen production cuts that would take as much as 2.1 million barrels per day (bpd) of supply off the market, or roughly two per cent of global demand.

U.S. producers, not party to the OPEC+ agreement, have been pumping record amounts of oil, especially shale crude, to fill any supply gaps. Growth in production in the U.S. is forecast by many to slow, however.

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Still, more supply is coming in the new year with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait earlier this week agreeing to end a dispute over their Neutral Zone, which can supply as much as 500,000 barrels per day of oil, or about 0.5% of global demand.

Edited by: Abdullahi Mohammed/Sadiya Hamza
(NAN)

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