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  • WTI bulls fighting back control amid upbeat market mood.
  • Oil cheers rebound in Chinese oil demand, easing lockdowns.
  • Monthly highs above $26 eyed as Aramco raises June prices.

Following a phase of consolidation around 24.50 levels, WTI (June futures on Nymex) witnesses a fresh buying spree in the Thursday’s European trading, as the bulls now look to retest the monthly highs of 26.08.  

The fresh run higher is mainly in response to the latest announcement by the Saudi Arabian state oil company, Aramco. The oil giant announced that it raised most June crude pricing to Asia by $1.40 to $6.5.

The oil bulls also cheered the improvement in the risk appetite this session, as the surprise rise in the Chinese exports lifted the market mood. The upbeat Chinese trade data suggested signs of recovery in the world’s second-biggest economy, which was hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The European stocks add gains while the S&P 500 futures rally over 1.50%.


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