Oil dropped for a second day as U.S. crude inventories were forecast to gain and on concern that a deal for Greece to buy back its bonds may falter.
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Bloomberg reported that oil saw a second day of declines as the dollar's strength against the euro increased and weaker earnings reports brought equities down.
Crude oil fell on Tuesday, snapping four days of gains, on concern a U.S. government report will show stockpiles climbed from the highest level since September 1990. Crude oil for June delivery declined as much as 77 cents, or 1.4 per cent, to $53.70 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil is up 21 per cent this year.
After falling from $147 to $35 per barrel towards the end of last year, crude oil has once again gained and touched $45 per barrel on speculation that China's stimulus plan may spur demand for the commodity near term. However, some experts are of the view that this is not just speculation but real purchases driving the prices up.
The jump was all too clear. A surprise drop in U.S. oil inventories caused crude prices to jump 14 per cent on Thursday, in New York, powering a broad commodities rally that pushed copper and corn higher. The only noticeable drop was in gold, which closed lower for the first time in three days.
Oil prices declined below $ 116 a barrel on Friday due to growing recession fears in eurozone triggered by strong dollar against the Euro. For full story, click here