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The crude oil price gained yesterday, as supply cuts deepened amid suggestions that demand was recovering strongly, strategists at ANZ Bank apprise. 

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“Russia reached its target under the OPEC+ supply agreement, reducing output by 2mb/d, according to RIA Novosti. The Russian oil ministry also said that global supply had fallen by 15mb/d and that it expects a balanced market as early as June.” 

“The IEA pushed back on the idea that global oil consumption had already peaked. Executive Director Birol said that a sustained economic recovery and low oil prices would take oil demand back to where it was before the pandemic, and beyond.” 

“Brent crude oil futures push above $35/bbl. However, the gains were limited by geopolitical tension. The US blacklisted 33 Chinese firms from using US technology, which resulted in a rebuke from the Chinese foreign ministry. China’s Foreign Minister Yi suggested some in the US were pushing relations to a new ‘cold war’.”