Official data from Russian Federation on Thursday showed that the country's oil output rose by 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) in July from June to 11.21 million bpd. The return of sanctions on Iran was one of the reasons why the experts raised again-for a tenth consecutive month-their oil price forecasts for WTI Crude and Brent Crude prices, which are now expected to average $67.32 a barrel and $72.87 a barrel this year, respectively.
US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $68.70 a barrel at 8.47am GMT, down 26c from their last settlement.
Analysts said widening of positions by participants amid pick up in spot demand against tight stocks position on restricted supplies from overseas markets mainly kept crude palm oil prices higher at futures trade.
Even with last week's rise, overall USA crude inventories are below the 5-year average of around 420 million barrels.
Saudi Arabia told OPEC that it pumped 10.488 million bpd of crude oil in June, an increase of 458,000 bpd from the production figure it submitted for May.
Saudi Arabia, Russia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have increased production to help to compensate for an anticipated shortfall in Iranian crude supplies once planned US sanctions take effect later this year. "Yet, we remain much more concerned about the ongoing USA sanctions on Iran", analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a research note published last week.
"At the moment, there is a mismatch in timing, where there is increasing OPEC supply and yet we're not seeing a significant reduction in Iranian supply", Patterson said.
Oil prices are also feeling the effects of tensions over global trade, which could cause economic growth to slow.
"It is unclear that the higher tariffs proposed by the Trump Administration will ever be imposed and if they are that they will have a major detrimental impact on oil demand", Flynn said.
China's International United Petroleum and Chemicals (Unipec) has also suspended purchases of USA crude amid the growing trade row, sources said.
According to two officials, the US hasn't been able to persuade China to reduce Iranian oil purchases, but Beijing has reportedly agreed not to increase its oil imports from Iran, Bloomberg reports.
US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of an global nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on Iran has angered Tehran.
There are a lot of escalation points that could occur very quickly and that worries me, Barratt said. After Trump called for a 15 percent increase in tariffs on Chinese goods earlier this week, Beijing on Friday announced it was targeting $60 billion worth of US goods in response.
Crude oil futures remained relatively stable in European morning trading, following yesterday's rally of more than $1/b, as the market held up against short-term bearish factors that continue to weigh on sentiment.
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