Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Crude Oil Rises for a Sixth Day on Iran’s Nuclear Speculation

Crude oil rose a sixth day in New York on speculation Iran’s nuclear plans threaten Middle East stability and an offer to resign by Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi brings Europe closer to solving its debt crisis.

Futures advanced as much as 0.5 percent, matching the longest run of gains since the six days ended Nov. 8, 2010. The U.S. may pursue additional sanctions against Iran following release of a United Nations report that concludes the Islamic Republic was working to develop a nuclear weapon, according to two U.S. officials. Fuel stockpiles fell last week, the American Petroleum Institute said yesterday.

“This current supply shock potential that the markets are looking at with Iran has pushed the price well above our outlook,” said David Lennox, a resource analyst at Fat Prophets in Sydney, who had forecast oil to trade from $80 to $90 a barrel. “The situation in Europe will still take some time for the corrective activities to flow through to the real economy”.....Read the entire Bloomberg article.


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