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Crude Oil WTI Jan '20 (CLF20)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Prices Settle Sharply Lower on Demand Concerns and Ample Crude Supplies

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF20) on Tuesday closed down by -1.79 (-3.13%), Jan Brent crude oil (CBF20) closed down -1.53 (-2.45%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF20) closed down by -0.177 (-1.10%).

The energy complex sold off sharply Tuesday with Jan WTI crude at a 2-week low and Jan Brent crude and Jan RBOB gasoline at 1-week lows on general concern about weak global economic growth and on signs of ample crude oil supplies.

Crude prices also had negative carry-over from Monday's monthly Drilling Productivity Report from the EIA that projected U.S. shale-oil crude oil production in December will climb by +5.4% m/m to 9.13 million bpd.

Also weighing on the energy complex is an impasse in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. A lingering trade war is negative for crude prices since it would likely undercut global growth and energy demand.

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