وغطت هذه الأنباء على بيانات أميركية صدرت الأربعاء تظهر ارتفاع صادرات الولايات المتحدة من النفط الخام إلى مستوى قياسي واستئناف الانتاج في حقل نفطي رئيسي في ليبيا.

TAFT, CA - JULY 21: An oil rig south of town extracts crude on July 21, 2008 in Taft, California. Hemmed in by the richest oil fields in California, the oil town of 6,700 with a stagnated economy and little room to expand has hatched an ambitious plan to annex vast expanses of land reaching eastward to Interstate 5, 18 miles away, and take over various poor unincorporated communities to triple its population to around 20,000. With the price as light sweet crude at record high prices, Chevron and other companies are scrambling to drill new wells and reopen old wells once considered unprofitable. The renewed profits for oil men of Kern County, where more than 75 percent of all the oil produced in California flows, do not directly translate increased revenue for Taft. The Taft town council wants to cash in on the new oil boom with increased tax revenues from a NASCAR track and future developments near the freeway. In an earlier oil boom era, Taft was the site of the 1910 Lakeside Gusher, the biggest oil gusher ever seen in the US, which destroyed the derrick and sent 100,000 barrels a day into a lake of crude. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

و أنهت عقود خام القياس العالمي مزيج برنت لأقرب استحقاق جلسة التداول مرتفعة 1.20 دولار أو ما يعادل 2.15 بالمئة لتبلغ عند التسوية 57 دولارا للبرميل.

و صعدت عقود خام القياس الأميركي غرب تكساس الوسيط 81 سنتا أو 1.62 بالمئة لتغلق عند 50.79 دولار للبرميل.