Oil price: why did falling US crude oil inventories fail to do the trick this time?


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The substantial fall of US crude oil stockpiles has not excited the oil price yet, buckling the familiar trend.

The positive news has been overshadowed by a myriad of factors, according to seasoned market watchers.

Some of the key reasons are as follows:

·       The Federal Reserve makes it known the inevitability of its continuing support to revive the battered economy

·       The outbreak of Covid-19 clusters again in China in the middle of winter

·       The reluctance of the Chinese to travel and engage in shopping with the arrival of the Chinese New Year

·       Intense lockdowns in the US and China

·       The logistical problems faced by Vaccine producers

·       The lingering doubts about the efficacy of existing vaccines against new variants of Covid-19

·       The advice against unnecessary travels within or outside the borders by European countries

·       Less traffic on the road with air travels at a bare minimum, mainly for vital cargo transportation

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