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Oil prices fall on relentless rise in U.S. crude output

13 March 2018, 12:06 | Cesar Cruz

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File picture shows pump jacks near vast Monterey shale formation in the Midway Sunset oilfield, California, April 29, 2013.

Williams also pointed out that based on the figures, US shale plays this year will "add enough to USA production to match all the oil Venezuela now produces".

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were at $61.25 a barrel at 0414 GMT, down 11 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their previous close.

Oil prices fell on Tuesday, extending losses from the previous session, as the inexorable rise in US crude output weighed on markets. The dollar tends to have an inverse relationship with oil prices, as a weaker greenback makes dollar-denominated commodities cheaper for holders of other currencies.

"A falling rig count and the strong employment data may have helped support prices", NAN quoted William O'Loughlin, investment analyst at Rivkin Securities, to have said.

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The US economy added the biggest number of jobs in more than 1-1/2 years in February, with non-farm payrolls jumping by 313,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.

Oil futures settled lower Monday, as the latest data fed expectations that USA output will continue to rise this year, erasing some of the price gains scored late last week on a lower weekly US oil-rig count.

Iran wants OPEC to work to keep oil prices around $60 a barrel to contain US shale producers, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh told The Wall Street Journal in a rare interview, while Saudi Arabia has played down shale's ability to upset the market and has indicated $70 for oil is acceptable. "Rising production and inventory in the United States has been reducing fund sentiment since it peaked at the end of January", ING said in a note.

Investors are said to be weighing rising USA output (which continues to climb even though rig counts were cut slightly last week) and supply against the possibility that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers will maintain its supply cuts this year and possibly even next.

On Sunday, Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said Opec could agree in June to begin easing current production curbs in 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported.



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