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Category: Demand

Speculators Turn More Bullish on Oil Before Labor Day

September 02, 2014 Posted by Chris Wysong

U.S. oil refineries operated at the highest rate for this time of year since 2005 before the Labor Day weekend while oil demand in the U.S. is at the strongest seasonal level in six years. Moming Zhou outlines what this demand and production means for refinery rates, pump prices, and WTI Positions. Speculators Turn More Bullish on Oil Before Labor Day By: Moming Zhou Hedge funds increased bullish positions on crude oil for the first time in more than a month, benefiting from a rally before the Labor Day holiday weekend. Money managers increased net-long positions in U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil by 0.6 percent in the seven days ended Aug. 26, boosting bullish wagers from a 16-month low, Commodity Futures Trading Commission data showed. WTI climbed 2.5 percent last week, the first gain since July. U.S. refineries operated at the highest rate for this time of year since 2005 before the Labor Day weekend, which AAA estimated would see the most drivers in six years. Oil

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