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Futures Market News and Commentary
Jul WTI crude oil (CLN20) on Friday closed up +1.78 (+5.28%) at $35.49, Jul Brent crude oil (CBN20) closed up +0.04 (+0.12%) at $35.33, and Jul RBOB gasoline (RBN20) closed up +0.0525 (+5.12%).
The energy complex on Friday recovered from early losses and moved higher with WTI crude at a 2-1/2 month high. Crude oil prices rallied on a weak dollar and the report of continued rig closures. Crude prices had opened lower Friday as weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data fueled energy demand concerns.
A sell-off in the dollar index to a 2-1/2 month low Friday underpinned the energy complex. Crude prices raced to their highs Friday afternoon after Baker Hughes reported that the number of active U.S. oil rigs fell by -15 rigs in the week ended May 29 to a 10-3/4 year low of 222 rigs.
Crude prices also pushed higher Friday afternoon on some relief that President Trump did not go as far as he could have on Chinese sanctions. President Trump announced retaliation against C... Read more
Jul Nymex natural gas (NGN20) on Friday closed up +0.022 (+1.20%).
Jul nat-gas prices on Friday recovered from a contract low and closed higher on lower U.S. nat-gas production and on forecasts for warmer weather. Also, Baker Hughes Friday afternoon reported that the number of active U.S. nat-gas drilling rigs fell by -2 rigs in the week of May 29 to 77 rigs, a record low for the data series that goes back to d1987.
Forecasts for warmer U.S. temperatures also fueled gains in nat-gas prices after the Commodity Weather Group Friday said temperatures in the U.S. Midwest and East would be above normal during June 3-12.
Jul nat-gas on Friday initially opened lower and posted a contract low on concern about weak demand from the pandemic. Data from BNEF showed that nat-gas demand from U.S. industrial consumers as of Friday was down -29% y/y at 16.3 bcf.
Demand concerns continue to thwart rally attempts in nat-gas. Poten & Partners said last Wednesday that about... Read more