On Wednesday, the 9th of January, 2019, oil mounted over 2 percent, as the extension of US-China trade talk raised optimism on soothing trade conflicts between the two economic superpowers and even, the record surge of US oil inventory could not cap the gains. Citing statistics, the US crude rose over 3 percent to $52.41 per barrel, while the Brent Crude jumped over 2.5 percent to $61.28 a barrel, the first time in 2019, the US crude topped $50. The crude oil price gathers momentum on late European trading session on Wednesday, Jan 9th, as data revealed from US Energy Information Administration indicated a steep plunge in US crude inventories, while the gasoline alongside, distillate surged more than anticipated. According to the figures from US Energy Information Administration, the US crude inventories fell by 1.7 million barrels, while the US Gasoline inventories rose by 8.1 million barrels.
Alongside, the distillate had piled up by 10.6 million barrels. An analyst at Price Futures Group in Chicago, Phil Flynn commented, “Because of the big builds in products, the report dampened the overall bullish enthusiasm we had earlier in the day”. So far, after a dreadful December with execrable extent of risk appetite, the crude oil continued to catch a bullish bias and further gains are anticipated on US-China trade talk optimism, a steep decline in US inventory and OPEC-agreed production cut.