Crude oil price is trading at a nine-month high after declining in last week US crude inventory data and showing optimistic views over the coronavirus relief package in the US. However, upside movement is controlled due to the increase in Gasoline Inventory and lower fuel demand.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures shined by 25 cents, 0.46%, from $47.62 to $ 47.84 a barrel. Brent Crude Future rose by 32 cents, or 0.63%, from %50.76 to $51.08. Both benchmarks are trading near nine months high, which is high near early march.
Also, on Wednesday the US Fed announces that the interest rate will remain unchanged, which is 0.25% and in addition adds a stimulus package to boost the relief in Coronavirus and unemployment.
At the same time due to a boost in logistics and e-commerce driven trucking and transportation diesel consumption increased, which is signalling a positive strength to the petroleum market. Higher diesel prices are adding more profits for refineries from processing a barrel of light crude to fuel.
Meanwhile, the oil market outlook is mixed as increased gasoline inventory and lower fuel demand is showing some pressure, while at the same time declining US crude inventory and stimulus relief are adding positive strength in the market.
Similarly, on a technical chart MCX Crude Oil price has shifted above the 138.2% Fibonacci Retracement price extension level 3479 and 100 days SMA’s level 3476, which will act as immediate support levels for the counter. An indicator RSI(14) is moving above level 60, which has witnessed bullish sentiments in the counter for the short term. On the other hand, the price may face resistance near 3750-3770, which is above near 200 points from CMP, which means crude oil price has more upside strength till 3700.