|2019-04-10 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据Rigzone 4月8日报道，Rigzone追踪的四种能源大宗商品价格周一均收高，其中西德克萨斯中质原油(WTI)基准价格涨幅尤其显著。
Great American Group驻休斯敦董事总经理Tom McNulty在接受Rigzone采访时表示，多种因素——包括美国国内和国外的因素——正在提振对原油的看涨情绪。
Crude Oil Starts Week on Bullish Note
All four energy commodities tracked by Rigzone finished higher Monday, with the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil benchmark showing a particularly impressive gain.
May WTI futures added $1.32 Monday, settling at $64.40 per barrel. The U.S. crude benchmark peaked at $64.44 and bottomed out at $63.13.
Brent crude oil for June delivery also ended the day higher, adding 76 cents to settle at $71.10 per barrel.
Tom McNulty, Houston-based managing director with Great American Group, told Rigzone that a variety of factors – both in the United States and abroad – are feeding bullish sentiment for crude oil.
“Notice that the U.S. rig count went up late week,” said McNulty, referencing the latest rig count from Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE).
As Rigzone reported Friday, BHGE last week marked the end of six consecutive weeks of declining U.S. rig counts. The company noted that U.S. producers added 15 oil rigs and four gas rigs, bringing the most recent total rig count to 1,025 – a 2.2-percent year-on-year increase.
“It will be a mistake to underestimate the agility of U.S. producers to bring wells online quickly as prices rise,” McNulty commented.
Other factors affected oil prices Monday included ongoing efforts within OPEC to curb production, renewed unrest in the OPEC member countries continued supply constraints.
“Crude prices have been trading up, and the headlines speak to OPEC cuts,” said McNulty.
Like crude oil, the price of a gallon of reformulated gasoline (RBOB) increased Monday. The May RBOB contract price added two cents to end the day at $1.99.
Henry Hub natural gas futures also edged upward. May gas futures gained more than four cents Monday to settle at $2.71.