Crude Oil Rebounding After Rough Start to 2017

After a dramatic sell off to start 2017, oil futures prices are pushing for a rebound on news that some international production levels will remain curtailed.

The CL fell 3.5% on Tuesday, however according to Reuters, OPEC member Kuwait Petroleum Corp, stated it will kick off 2017 with its committed production cuts lasting the duration of Q1.

OPEC cuts, combined with President-Elect Donald Trump’s pledge to boost domestic production, and uncertainty about Russia’s commitment to curb production could potentially lead to a volatile year for oil futures. However, experts suggest that crude oil will likely trade in fairly tight ranges until investors have a grasp on the pending administrations energy sector plans.

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