Oil prices went up 3% after China cut its interest rates.

Oil prices went up 3% after China cut its interest rates.

Oil prices went up 3% after China cut its interest rates. As the Chinese central bank cut a short-term loan rate for the first time in 10 months on Tuesday, oil prices rebounded sharply the previous day, rising by 3 percent.

Oil demand is expected to rise as a result of the rate drop, which was implemented to boost the slow recovery from the global epidemic in the world’s second-largest economy and largest petroleum importer.

By 11:34 a.m. EDT (1534 GMT), Brent crude futures had risen $2.18, or 3%, to $74.02 per barrel. The price of a barrel of U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil increased by $2.04, or 3%, to $69.16.

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Concerns over the Chinese economy following last week’s poor economic statistics contributed to a 4% drop in prices on Monday.

According to Phil Flynn, an analyst with Price Futures Group, “the market is showing a rebound from yesterday.” On Monday, there was an abundance of gloom and dread.

Equities generally followed the price of oil higher on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the six-month backwardation for Brent (a market structure in which shorter-dated futures trade above longer-dated ones) has dropped to roughly $1.30, the lowest level since March. This indicates waning confidence that demand will surpass supply over the course of the year.

According to UBS strategist Giovanni Staunovo, “for market participants to start building up long positions again, they likely need to see larger inventory declines,” and he predicted this would happen within weeks.

Before the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting concludes on Wednesday, the market is feeling the effects of rising global supplies and worries about demand growth.

After statistics indicated that U.S. consumer prices climbed only a little in May, most market participants expect the Fed to hold interest rates steady.

A pause in rate hikes might be good for commodities and oil prices because they are priced in dollars and have become more expensive for holders of other currencies as a result of the Fed’s rate hikes.

On Thursday, the European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to increase interest rates.

Oil prices initially rose this month as Saudi Arabia said it would only cut output further in July, but those gains have since evaporated due to demand concerns. On Tuesday, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) maintained its projection for global oil demand growth in 2023 for a fourth consecutive month, with slightly raised expectations regarding growth in demand from China.

On Wednesday, the International Energy Agency (IEA) will release its monthly report, which will serve as more trade clues.

On Tuesday, the oil business will report its stockpiles to investors, and on Wednesday, the government will do the same. Reuters surveyed five analysts, and their average prediction was that petroleum stocks dropped by approximately 1.3 million barrels between June 3 and June 9.

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