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Oil scores best opening week in half a decade

US inventories are shrinking at a time when OPEC and allies producers including Russia are working to trim a global glut

Meenal Vamburkar | Bloomberg 

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had its strongest opening week for any year since 2013 as refiners and exporters whittled away at crude inventories tucked away in US storage tanks.

Futures rose 1.7 per cent this week in New York. The pull on stockpiles in the world’s biggest economy accelerated to 7.42 million barrels last week, a level last seen in early August.

US inventories are shrinking at a time when and allies producers including Russia are working to trim a global glut that triggered the

in New York has reached a level where profits are high enough to encourage a further expansion in US drilling, compounding speculation that Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ effort to tame the oversupply may prove self-defeating.

First Published: Sun, January 07 2018. 01:44 IST
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