Brent crude tops $50 per barrel..now up 80% from Feb lows….05/26/2016

Brent crude tops $50 per barrel

May 26 2016, 05:11 ET | By: Stephen Alpher, SA News Editor

Recent supply disruptions coupled with growing demand from China and India continue to push oil prices higher, with Brent crude pushing through $50 per barrel in London, and WTI crude just pennies shy of that level in New York.

Prices are now up about 80% from February, when they hit a 12-year low.

The latest bullish news was a greater-than-expected inventory build reported by the EIA yesterday.

The bull market may not last as producers inside of OPEC – Iran in particular – are set to increase output, and wildfire-related Canadian declines are coming to an end.

Now read: Oil pops higher on report of output freeze agreement »

 

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