Friday, August 29th18.0°C
22663
22455

Oil rises above US$103 a barrel after fall in supplies at key trading hub

The price of oil rose above US$103 barrel Thursday on a drop in supplies at the main U.S. oil trading hub and signs of growing gasoline demand in the United States.

Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for July delivery rose 86 cents to close at US$103.58 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Wednesday, the Nymex contract dropped $1.39 to close at US$102.72.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oil used by many U.S. refineries, rose 16 cents to close at US$109.97 a barrel in London.

The Energy Department said Thursday that U.S. supplies fell by 1.5 million barrels last week in Cushing, Okla., where U.S. benchmark crude is priced, although overall U.S. inventories rose by 1.7 million barrels.

Gasoline supplies fell by 1.8 million barrels, suggesting demand for fuel is strong and refiners will need to buy more oil to keep up.

Internationally, prices were still supported by the crisis in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russia rebels shot down a government military helicopter, killing 14 soldiers. Ukraine is a main transit route for Russian energy shipments to Europe.

In other energy futures trading on the Nymex, wholesale gasoline was rose 0.8 of a cent to close at US$2.996 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), heating oil fell a penny to close at US$2.920 a gallon and natural gas fell 5.6 cents to close at US$4.559 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

22870


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX15625.73+67.561
S&P CDNX1023.991.62
DJIA17098.4518.88
Nasdaq4580.271+22.577
S&P 5002003.37+6.63
CDN Dollar0.9194+0.0003
Gold1281.70-2.1001
Oil95.84+1.29
Lumber349.60+2.60
Natural Gas3.965+0.054

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.20+0.005
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.190.00
Cantex0.08+0.01
Anavex Life Sciences0.25+0.01
Metalex Ventures0.0750.00
Russel Metals36.48+0.09
Copper Mountain Mining2.93+0.02
Colorado Resources0.180.00
ReliaBrand Inc0.10+0.001
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.0250.00
Mission Ready Services0.245-0.005

 



22870

FEATURED Property
19680903205 McLeod Rd
5 bedrooms 3 baths
$387,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


At the Core: Lessons in pricing from Apple

Apple has taught many entrepreneurs the importance of design, how to create buzz when introducing new products to the marketplace, how to pioneer new technology and the importance of superior quality....


New Real Estate Brokerage in town

Move over “big guys” there’s a new brokerage in town featuring local expertise, long standing experience and a fresh boutique approach. Kelowna, August 31 2014 – You may have...


How much mortgage should you carry?

There are several things to consider when deciding how much home to buy. 1. Draw up a budget including the new mortgage payments. While the rules used by most lenders require that the mortgage paym...

_








Member of BC Press Council


22854