Saturday, March 28th11.5°C
25657
24921

Oil below US$97 a barrel after reports show weaker manufacturing in US, China

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The price of crude oil dropped Monday in the wake of reports showing weaker manufacturing activity in the United States and China.

Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for March delivery dropped $1.06 to close at US$96.43 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to set prices for international varieties, fell 36 cents to US$106.04 on the ICE exchange in London.

A Chinese manufacturing index reported Saturday by a government-affiliated agency fell 50.5 points in January from 51 in December, just above the 50-level that signifies expansion.

Meanwhile, U.S. manufacturing barely expanded last month as cold weather delayed shipments of raw materials and caused some factories to shut down, a trade group of purchasing managers said Monday. The group said its index of manufacturing activity fell to 51.3 in January from 56.5 in December.

Weaker manufacturing in the world's two biggest economies could reduce global demand for energy.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex, wholesale gasoline was down two cents at US$2.61 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), heating oil rose one cent to US$3.01 a gallon and natural gas fell four cents to $4.91 per 1,000 cubic feet.

(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS), (TSX:CVE)

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

24910


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14812.42-57.38
S&P CDNX681.43+1.87
DJIA17712.66+34.43
Nasdaq4891.22+27.86
S&P 5002061.02+4.87
CDN Dollar0.7928-0.0082
Gold1196.30-8.80
Oil48.43-3.00
Lumber282.40-3.60
Natural Gas2.62-0.05

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.125-0.005
Knighthawk0.010.00
QHR Technologies Inc1.50+0.00
Cantex0.03-0.01
Anavex Life Sciences0.219+0.009
Metalex Ventures0.04-0.01
Russel Metals24.50-0.18
Copper Mountain Mining1.13+0.00
Colorado Resources0.125+0.010
ReliaBrand Inc0.006-0.001
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.045+0.000
Mission Ready Services0.255+0.020
Decisive Dividend Corporation1.80+0.02

 



25538

FEATURED Property
21948395340 Signet Crescent
3 bedrooms 3 baths
$1,395,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


CRA Notice of Assessment

Many Canadians rush to file their taxes on time each year and don’t think about it until the next year. One of the most overlooked notices received from the CRA annually is the annual Notice of ...


Medical confidential?

If ICBC asks your doctor for your information you may wonder: Can ICBC ask my doctor for my medical information? Can ICBC request a medical report from my doctor without my consent? What is ICBC entit...


Stay out of sales limbo!

Have you ever had a series of good meetings with a prospect … gathered all kinds of information … and given what you thought was a great presentation … only to receive a response ...

_



25482




Member of BC Press Council


25578