Oil surges after US announces plans to tap emergency reserves to tackle rising gas prices

  
Via:  Just Jim NC TttH  •  2 months ago  •  3 comments

By:    Carla Mozée

Oil surges after US announces plans to tap emergency reserves to tackle rising gas prices
West Texas Intermediate crude prices climbed as much as 2.6% to $78.75 per barrel and Brent, oil's international benchmark, picked up 2.8% to $81.94.

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  • Oil prices jumped more than 2% Tuesday following plans by the US to tap emergency oil reserves to lower gas prices
  • West Texas Intermediate and Brent oil prices had initially pulled back following the US announcement. 
  • President Joe Biden's move comes as American consumers are paying multi-year high gas prices. 

US oil prices surged Tuesday following plans by the Biden administration to release oil from the country's emergency stockpile in an effort to combat the high gas prices that consumers are paying. 

West Texas Intermediate crude   prices climbed as much as 2.6% to $78.75 per barrel and   Brent , oil's international benchmark, picked up 2.8% to $81.94.

Early Tuesday, President Joe Biden   authorized the Energy Department to release of 50 million barrels of oil   from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve "to lower gas and oil prices for Americans," he said in a statement. 

"The move wasn't the game-changer that it could have been and only provides short-lived support," wrote Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda. "Instead it appeared to serve more as a warning to OPEC+ to not ignore consuming countries."




The move comes as energy prices have contributed to the fastest spike in inflation since 1990. Consumer price inflation hit 6.2% in October, with gasoline prices climbing 6.1% in October alone.




WTI and Brent oil prices initially declined after Biden's announcement but eventually bounced higher. 

"The SPR release news was clearly priced in. There is a bullish risk now when OPEC+ meets next week --  they might slow the increases in production given prices finally nearing fiscal breakevens, expected oil surplus in '22, and concerns about oil demand given 4th wave of COVID," wrote Anastasia Amoroso, chief investment strategist at iCapital,   in a Twitter post . iCapital is a fintech firm that connects institutions and financial advisors for wealthy investors with alternative investments like private equity and hedge funds.  

The $3.38 average price for a gallon of gas recorded in November was the highest since 2013,   NBC News reported , citing the Energy Information Administration.

China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the UK were also planning to release oil from their reserves, the White House said. 


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Just Jim NC TttH
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1  seeder  Just Jim NC TttH    2 months ago

That wasn't a car you heard that just backfired.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1    2 months ago
US oil prices surged Tuesday following plans by the Biden administration to release oil from the country's emergency stockpile in an effort to combat the high gas prices that consumers are paying.  West Texas Intermediate crude prices climbed as much as 2.6% to $78.75 per barrel and Brent , oil's international benchmark, picked up 2.8% to $81.94.

What a fucking dumbass. His drop in the bucket release, which did nothing to increase the world supply (it won't even cover 3 full days of just the US consumption)- caused an increase in the market price. The exact opposite effect that it was supposed to have.

OPEC will wait and see what the other countries with oil reserves do. If they release their reserves, then OPEC will cut back on their already small planned increase. That should panic the market even more; and spike the cost of oil. 

Way to go Brandon! 

Brandon must be the worst POTUS ever.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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1.1.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    2 months ago
Brandon must be the worst POTUS ever.

Yeah, he's being played and doesn't even know it... Problem is the people whispering in his ear, THEY are the ones without a clue.....

Trump topped of the reserve when the price of gas was low and we were dominating production... Money in the bank...

They think spending it now will fix the pricing problem.. Inject more oil to the market makes oil worth less... It doesn't work like that and you would think his advisors would understand such...

 
 

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