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In the last trading session of the oil decreased after the day before it was reported that U.S. crude stocks rose twice as many expectations. Negative sentiment came from the country's second volume of oil consumer in the world, where more precise estimate of HSBC PMI index in China's industrial sector was worse than the original, and shows a decline in the volume of transactions a second month in a row.
Commercial crude oil inventories in the U.S. from 17 to 23 December 2011. increased by 3.9 million barrels. and amounted to 327.48 million barrels., reported the U.S. Department of Energy (US Department of Energy). Analysts polled by Reuters, forecast inventory increase by 1.7 million barrels. According to the Ministry, the volume of crude oil reserves as at 24 December 2011. decreased relative to the indicator on the same date last year by 4.0%. At the same time gasoline inventories for the week of 17 to 23 December this year decreased by 0.7 million barrels. and amounted to 217.7 million barrels., up from the same period in 2010. by 1.3%. Heavy distillate stocks in the period rose by 1.2 million barrels. - Up to 140.4 million barrels. That is 12.8% lower than a year earlier. Stocks Strategic Petroleum Reserve for the reporting week has not changed and amounted to 696.0 million barrels. Own oil production in the U.S. for 17-23 December 2011. decreased by 16 thousand barrels per day. and amounted to 5.862 thousand barrels / day. Deliveries of oil to refineries (refinery) dropped from 14.604 thousand barrels / day to 14.585 thousand barrels / day.
Today, the February futures price of U.S. light crude oil WTI (Light Sweet Crude Oil) in trading in New York fell to 98.61 dollars per barrel. February futures price for North Sea petroleum mix of mark Brent fell 38 cents, or 0.4% to 107.63 dollars per barrel on London's ICE Futures Europe Exchange.
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