By Gina Lee
Investing.com – Oil was down Wednesday morning in Asia, with buyers digesting a . The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) can also be coming beneath rising strain to spice up provide.
fell 1.29% to $83.63 by 11:48 PM ET (3:48 AM GMT) and slid 1.62% to $82.55.
, launched on Tuesday, confirmed a construct of three.594 million barrels for the week ended Oct. 29. Forecasts ready by Investing.com had predicted a 1.567-million-barrel construct, whereas a construct of two.318 million barrels was recorded through the earlier week.
Investors now await , due later in the day.
“Crude oil lower as pressure mounted on OPEC to boost output. U.S. President Joe Biden led calls from major economies for the group to increase production beyond what has already been agreed,” ANZ analysts stated on a notice.
Biden, talking on the COP26 local weather summit going down in Glasgow, blamed a surge in oil and gasoline costs on a refusal by OPEC to pump extra crude oil.
The cartel will meet on Nov. 4 to set output coverage, which is extensively anticipated to stay unchanged.
“OPEC is coming under more political pressure from importing countries to boost supply because oil prices are at the highest level in seven years,” Raymond James & Associates Inc. analyst Pavel Molchanov advised Bloomberg.
“Balancing the question mark about demand with political pressure on the other end of the spectrum, it seems like maintaining status quo is the most logical approach for OPEC to take right now.”
Meanwhile, BP (NYSE:) stated on Tuesday it can ramp up investments in its onshore U.S. shale oil and gasoline enterprise to $1.5 billion in 2022 from $1 billion in 2021.
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