WTI Analysis – World Bank Oil Price Forecast

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In today’s comprehensive WTI analysis, we will scrutinize essential events that could affect oil prices. Then, we will meticulously delve into the details of the World Bank’s USOIL forecast.

A decline in WTI Crude Prices

Bloomberg – At the week’s outset, WTI crude futures experienced a significant drop of 4%, bringing the price close to $82 per barrel. This downturn marks a near two-week low, reflecting traders’ reactions to a complex global landscape.

Geopolitical Tensions and Economic Anticipation

The decline coincides with heightened geopolitical tensions, notably Israel’s intensification of military actions in Gaza over the recent weekend. While the risk of an expanded conflict looms, market participants have closely monitored a momentary de-escalation.

The Wait for Economic Indicators

Simultaneously, the financial world is poised for forthcoming monetary policy announcements from major central banks, including the Federal Reserve (Fed), the Bank of Japan (BoJ), and the Bank of England (BoE). These decisions and impending economic data releases from China and the United States are eagerly anticipated as they will provide further insight into the potential demand for oil.

World Bank’s Oil Price Forecast

World Bank Oil Price Forecast

World Bank Oil Price Forecast

Amid these developments, the World Bank has offered its projections, estimating that global oil prices will average around $90 per barrel in the fourth quarter. The forecast extends into the next year with an expected average price drop to $81 per barrel, contingent on the Middle East conflict not escalating.

  • 30 October 2023