On November 21, 2017, the American Petroleum Institute will release its weekly crude oil inventory report. The U.S. Energy Information Administration will publish its “Weekly Petroleum Status Report” on November 22, 2017. Baker Hughes will release its US oil rig count report on November 24, 2017. All of these events could influence oil (DWT) (DBO) prices this week. Brent (BNO) and US crude oil (DTO) (OIL) are near a multiyear high. Higher oil prices benefit oil producers (PXI) (IEZ) like Noble Energy (NBL), Stone Energy (SGY), Marathon Oil (MRO), and Denbury Resources (DNR).
Bullish crude oil price drivers
WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (UWT) (USL) active futures tested $57.35 per barrel on November 6, 2017—the highest level in almost three years. The prices rose due to ongoing production cuts, tension in the Middle East, and supply disruptions in Libya, Iraq, Nigeria, and Venezuela.
Bearish crude oil price drivers
January WTI crude oil futures are above their 20-day, 50-day, and 100-day moving averages on November 17, 2017. It suggests that crude oil prices could trade higher.
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