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Oil Drops as Saudi Arabia Pledges More Supply

Oil is trading lower on Tuesday. West Texas Intermediate lost 4.56 percent as the Saudi Arabia investment conference drew to a close. Energy prices recorded a the biggest daily loss in three months as rising global growth concerns hit stock markets and demand for crude going forward.


West Texas Intermediate graph

Saudi Arabia has pledge it will increase production to keep prices stable and concerns of negative backlash following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have eased.

US sanctions against Iranian exports are providing some support but downward pressure has been more persistent. The release of the US weekly crude inventories published by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday could tip the balance, although the market has been pricing in a drawdown due to minor weather disruptions.


West Texas Intermediate graph

Geopolitics directly affecting the supply of oil was a big factor in October, but it now seems Saudi Arabia will increase production as much as possible sending energy prices lower.

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