Oil rose on Thursday, supported by expectations of renewed USA sanctions on Iran, declining output in Venezuela and continuing strong demand. A slight suggestion that President Trump might accept a revised deal between the six Western powers who signed the original nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday did halt the price rise, but it was temporary.
French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that it's his "bet" that President Donald Trump will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. "However, [the] full impact of the move will not materialise unless it is supported by European allies of the U.S.".
Soaring US output has made WTI crude about $6 a barrel cheaper than Brent and drawn exports to record highs.
A recent Kotak Institutional Equities report states that the worsening socio-economic conditions in Venezuela, a major crude oil exporter, has led to oil production in the country falling from 2 million barrels per day (mbpd) in August 2017 to 1.5 mbpd in March 2018.
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Plunging Venezuelan output and looming United States sanctions against Iran come against a backdrop of strong demand, above all in Asia, the world's biggest oil-consuming region.
Overall, many analysts say an oil market slump that started in 2014 has now ended and is turning into a sustained price rally due to supply disruptions and also strong demand, especially in Asia. Alternatively, if current support at the 72.44 level holds and the price reacts to the upside after the release of US Crude inventories data, it could open up the way for a retest of the initial upside resistance at 74.17, followed by 74.61 and the 75.00-75.50 levels.
Distillate stockpiles, which include diesel and heating oil, fell by 2.6 million barrels, versus expectations for a 861,000-barrel drop, the EIA data showed.
Meanwhile, the USA benchmark crude has averaged around $66 a barrel so far this month and analysts and traders surveyed by Bloomberg are bullish on US futures as OPEC trims output against a backdrop of record American crude output.
"Market sentiment is turning increasingly bullish towards the commodity", said Lukman Otunuga, research analyst at futures brokerage FXTM.