WTI Crude Oil (CM:CL) Slips amid Soft Demand, Stronger Dollar
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WTI Crude Oil (CM:CL) Slips amid Soft Demand, Stronger Dollar

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Crude oil inventories increased by 3.165 million barrels versus expectations of a -0.7 million barrel decrease week-over-week.

WTI Crude Oil (CM:CL) closed lower in Wednesday’s trading, falling $0.27 to settle at $81.35 per barrel. This comes after some negative news. Indeed, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly Crude Oil Inventories report, which measures the weekly change in the number of barrels of commercial crude oil held by U.S. firms.

Compared to last week, inventories increased by 3.165 million barrels. For reference, economists were expecting a decrease of -0.7 million barrels week-over-week. This means that demand was weaker than anticipated. In addition, the U.S. dollar (DXY) is seeing some strength ahead of this week’s Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) report, which is adding to the pressure on oil.

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