Commodity Prices: Light Crude Oil

The following graphs present commodity future prices over the periods of the last week, last three months and last year. All changes are measured in US Dollars and reflect daily closing prices for the forward month futures.

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Oil Ends Steady Near $50; Best Monthly Gain in Brent in 7 years
Friday, April 29, 2016 Oil prices ended steady on Friday after hitting 2016 highs but finished April trading about 20 percent higher, with Brent crude having its best monthly gain in seven years.

Oil Jumps 2% Despite Glut, Hits 2016 Peaks On Weak Dollar
Thursday, April 28, 2016 Oil markets jump 2 percent, hitting 2016 highs for a third straight day as a weaker dollar had investors shrugging off record high US crude inventories and relentless pumping by major producers.

Oil Jumps To 2016 Highs As Dollar Drops On Fed Decision
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Oil prices jump about 3%, hitting new highs for 2016 as the dollar weakens after the Federal Reserve announces it would leave US interest rates unchanged.

Crude Prices Jump 3% On Gasoline Rally, Weak Dollar
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Crude oil prices rise about 3% on the back of a rally in the gasoline market.

Oil Down; Morgan Stanley, Barclays Warn Of Bearish Forces
Monday, April 25, 2016 Oil prices fall more than 2% as data points to fresh US crude builds, while leading banks in commodities say the two-month long oil market rebound has defied fundamentals.

Oil Up, Marking Third Week Of Gains As Market Sentiment Improves
Friday, April 22, 2016 Oil prices rise foe the third straight week of gains as market sentiment turns more upbeat amid signs a persistent global supply glut may be easing.

Oil Down 3%; Producers Hint Of More Output Add To Glut Worry
Thursday, April 21, 2016 Oil prices fall 3%, pausing after a two-day rally, after producers from Russia to Saudi Arabia and Iran to Libya hinted at more output amid growing US crude stockpiles.

Oil Up 4% On Small US Crude Build, Talk Of Another Producer Meeting
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Oil prices rise 4% after a smaller-than-expected build in US crude inventories offset glut worries stirred by the end of a Kuwaiti strike.

Oil Gains On Kuwait Strike; Global Shares Highest Since December
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Oil prices rise following a workers' strike in Kuwait, while a global stock index hit its highest level since early December as signs of economic stabilization in China lift demand for riskier assets.

Oil Down, But Kuwait Strike Offsets Failed Output Freeze
Monday, April 18, 2016 Oil prices slide after plan by major oil producers to freeze production was scuttled, but a Kuwaiti oil industry strike helped the market pare losses and settle off the day's lows.