WTI Crude Oil Prices Slips Over 1% – Supply Concerns in Focus

Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Today in the early Asian session, WTI crude oil prices fell almost 1% because investors expected Libya’s oil production to finally continue after a force majeure declared by the oil exporter on two major oilfields in the wake of a military blockade.

The US West Texas Intermediate crude (CLc1) was down 42 cents, or 0.7%, at $58.12 a barrel.

It is worth to mention that security guards shut down production by 72,000 barrels a day at Al Ahdab field in Iraq during the weekend in an anti-government protest demanding permanent employment contracts, reports said.

On the other hand, Bank of America Global Research increased its 2020 oil price forecasts on Monday, indicating risks related to the Middle East, and improving demand outlook and higher OPEC+ compliance to deepen production cuts.

Any supply disruptions could be balanced by raised output from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which will likely limit the impact on global oil markets, the head of Japan’s petroleum industry body announced.

Daily Support and Resistance
S3 57.35
S2 58.03
S1 58.43
Pivot Point 58.71
R1 59.11
R2 59.39
R3 60.07

WTI is trading at 57.86, having immediate support around 57.40, while resistance stays around 58.45. The RSI is dramatically oversold, but the trading sentiment still remains bearish as WTI has formed three black crows on the 2-hour chart. Let’s look for selling trades below 58 to target 57.40. Good luck!

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