US commercial crude oil inventories rose 2.2M barrels in the week ending June 7, above expectation of -1.0M barrels fall. At 485.5 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories are about 8% above the five year average for this time of year. WTI crude oil weakens mildly after the release.
Prior recovery from 50.64 was limited at 54.68 and failed to sustain above 54.61 minor resistance. It’s also staying below falling 4 hour 55 EMA. Near term outlook remains bearish and further decline is still expected. Break of 50.64 and sustained trading below 61.8% retracement of 42.05 to 66.49 at 51.38 could pave the way to retest 42.05 low.