Oil Prices Near Yearly Highs Amid Supply Concerns: Eyes on Saudi Arabia and the Fed

EnclaveFX Ltd
Sep 18, 2023

Oil prices are dancing close to their highest points this year, creating a sense of unease among traders who fear potential disruptions in supply. All eyes are on the Saudi Arabian Minister of Energy and Oil, with any statements from this key figure holding the power to significantly sway oil prices.

Unexpected comments from both Russia and Saudi Arabia sparked the surge in crude prices earlier this month. These statements revealed their intentions to prolong production cuts until the end of the year. However, there remains uncertainty surrounding whether Saudi Arabia will take additional measures to stabilize the market.

Meanwhile, the US Dollar is poised for a challenging week, characterized by a notably calm economic calendar leading up to Wednesday. On that pivotal day, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) is set to make a crucial decision regarding interest rates. The market consensus leans toward the Fed keeping interest rates unchanged. This anticipation is likely to keep the Greenback relatively stable until the momentous speech by Fed Chair Jerome Powell following the decision.

As of the latest available data, Crude Oil (WTI) is trading at $90.72 per barrel, while Brent Oil is commanding a price of $94.85. These price levels are under vigilant scrutiny by traders and investors who stand ready to adapt to evolving dynamics in the oil and currency markets influenced by the Fed's decisions.


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