WTI crude oil prices fell over 5% on the day on Thursday. The declines came after the US Energy Information Administration’s weekly inventory report. US stockpiles of crude oil rose to the highest levels since July 2017. The US crude oil production grew by 100,000 barrels, rising close to the record levels of 12.3 million.

Oil Needs a Firm Test of 57.50 Support

Oil prices briefly tested the 57.50 level of support on Thursday. But price quickly retraced to pullback modestly on the day. We could expect to see the bounce offering some near term gains. However, the price will need to establish firm support near the 57.50 level. As long as this support holds, WTI crude oil prices could drift sideways with the recently breached support at 60.33 likely to turn to resistance.

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