Oil price rebounds in New York on anticipated OPEC output cut
Oil prices rebounded on Wednesday as investors anticipated OPEC may cut
its output ceiling by 1 million barrels each day.
Crude for February delivery
closed up US$1.66 at US$59.82 a barrel on the New York Mercantile
Natural gas also rose by 40.9 cents to US$11.43 per million British
Unleaded gasoline increased 7.56 cents to US$1.589 a gallon
and heating oil was up 4.55 cents at US$1.6825 a gallon.
The rise in oil
prices came after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' second
biggest producer, Iran, said it wanted to cut the oil cartel's production
ceiling by 1 million barrels each day at OPEC's next meeting on Jan. 31.
rally in crude futures pulled natural-gas futures off their lows.
had lost about US$3 in the past three sessions after mild weather forecasts and
data showing the well- supplied with gas in storage in US prompted a wave of