WTI-Brent spread narrows as oil market tightens

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Benchmarks and Buying and selling Markets

WTI is the benchmark crude for North America. 

The NYMEX (New York Mercantile Change) division of the CME (Chicago Mercantile Change) lists futures contracts of WTI crude oil. Supply for WTI crude futures happens in Cushing, Oklahoma.

Brent crude oil futures commerce on the Intercontinental Change (ICE). Brent crude is traded internationally, so the supply areas will fluctuate by nation.

Since each sorts of oil are used as benchmarks, totally different international locations will use them in numerous manners. Asian international locations have a tendency to make use of a mix of Brent and WTI benchmark costs to worth their crude oil.

West Texas Intermediate (WTI)

WTI refers to grease extracted from wells within the U.S. and despatched through pipeline to Cushing, Oklahoma. The truth that provides are land-locked is likely one of the drawbacks to West Texas crude because it’s comparatively costly to ship to sure components of the globe. The product itself could be very gentle and really candy, making it perfect for gasoline refining, particularly. WTI continues to be the primary benchmark for oil consumed in the USA. 

How a lot gasoline is produced by one barrel of crude oil?

Oil refining within the U.S. sometimes produces as much as 20 gallons of normal vehicle gasoline and as much as 12 gallons of diesel gas (or "heating oil") per barrel. Every barrel accommodates 42 gallons of crude oil.

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