Oil experiences 7th consecutive weekly loss due to oversupply and low demand from China

Oil prices have been on the decline for the seventh consecutive week due to concerns about an oversupply of oil globally and reduced demand from China. However, prices saw a slight recovery on Friday following a call from Saudi Arabia and Russia for more OPEC+ members to join in on output cuts.

At 0913 GMT, Brent crude futures were up by 2.6 percent, reaching $75.98 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures also rose by 2.6 percent to $71.16 a barrel. Earlier, Brent had experienced a $2 increase. This increase follows a recent drop to their lowest level since late June, indicating a widespread belief among traders that the market is experiencing an oversupply of oil. Additionally, both Brent and WTI are currently in contango, a market structure in which front-month prices trade at a discount to prices further out.

The decline in oil prices is largely attributed to a combination of factors including a global supply surplus and weakened demand from China. These concerns have led to a prolonged negative trend in oil prices over the past seven weeks. However, the recent call from major oil-producing countries, Saudi Arabia and Russia, for additional OPEC+ members to participate in output cuts has prompted a slight recovery in prices.

The market remains cautious as worries persist over an excess supply of oil and reduced demand from China. These factors have continued to weigh on oil prices, resulting in a prolonged period of decline. However, the recent efforts by Saudi Arabia and Russia to encourage more OPEC+ members to join in on output cuts have provided a glimmer of hope for a potential turnaround in the market.

While the oil market continues to grapple with an oversupply of oil and weak demand from China, the recent call from Saudi Arabia and Russia for more OPEC+ members to participate in output cuts has led to a slight recovery in prices. Despite these positive movements, concerns remain about the long-term impact of a global supply surplus and reduced demand from major consumers such as China.

The oil market has experienced a prolonged period of decline, with prices falling for the seventh consecutive week due to worries over an oversupply of oil and weakened demand from China. However, a recent call from Saudi Arabia and Russia for more OPEC+ members to join in on output cuts has led to a slight recovery in prices. While the market remains cautious, these efforts have provided a glimmer of hope for a potential turnaround in the oil market.

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