|2019-09-10 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
飞利浦期货公司(Phillip Futures)投资分析师本杰明?卢(Benjamin Lu)表示:“乐观的经济数据，加上美国原油库存下降，推动油价上涨。”
邹勤 摘译自 普氏能源资讯
Crude oil futures rise amid positive growth signs, concerns remain
Crude oil futures moved higher during mid-morning trade in Asia Monday holding onto support from a positive data on US jobless rates with market participants however remaining skeptical amid uncertain economic conditions.
At 10:50 am in Singapore (0250 GMT), ICE Brent November futures moved 48 cents/b (0.78%) from Friday's settle at $62.02/b, while the NYMEX October light sweet crude futures contract was up 57 cents/b (1%) at $57.09/b.
A key US economic indicator on Friday showed that the US jobless rate held steady at 3.7% amid underlying concerns about the global demand outlook from the US/China trade dispute.
"Upbeat economic data along with a drawdown in US crude oil inventories rallied oil prices forward as traders deliberate positive market fundamentals in the current term, " said Benjamin Lu, investment analyst at Phillip Futures.
While this helped in uplifting market sentiment, concerns on overall global growth slowdown kept market market participants on the edge, said analysts.
"While the US labor market data resilience was noted on Friday, China's latest August trade data, which arrived below consensus for exports had dampened the mood for Asia markets going into the fresh week," IG's market strategist Pan Jingyi said.
Exports from China in August fell by 1% year on year, the biggest fall since June of this year, Chinese customs data on Sunday showed.
Crude prices however, found some support from supply side data, analysts said.
"Sentiment was helped by another weak drilling report. The number of rigs operating for oil in the US fell by four to 738," ANZ analysts said in a note Monday, quoting oil rig data released by Baker Hughes on Friday.
Meanwhile, OPEC's crude production edged up 50,000 b/d in August to 29.93 million b/d, the latest S&P Global Platts survey found, with the bloc still struggling to move oil prices higher despite broad overall compliance with output cuts in place since January.
The August figure is 930,000 b/d lower than the volume OPEC's 14 members, who collectively control some one-third of global production capacity, pumped in January, and 2.34 million b/d lower on the year -- not counting Qatar, which left the organization at the end of 2018.
The cuts, along with US sanctions on OPEC members Iran and Venezuela, have contributed to tightening supplies, particularly of heavier and sour crudes.
"Markets will look forward to OPEC's Monthly report due on September 19 for forward guidance on market fundamentals," Lu said.