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INILAH.COM, Singapura – Harga minyak Asia Kamis (19/8) berada di atas US$75 per barel di tengah kekhawatiran investor akan perlambatan pertumbuhan ekonomi di Amerika Serikat pada paruh kedua yang menghambat permintaan minyak mentah.

AP melaporkan minyak mentah untuk pengiriman September naik 10 sen ke US$75,52 per barel di Singapura pukul 00:00 waktu perdagangan elektronik di New York Mercantile Exchange. Kontrak kehilangan 35 sen ke US$75,42 kemarin.

Minyak telah diperdagangkan sekitar US$75 per barel untuk sebagian besar perdagangan tahun lalu. Harga melompat di atas US$$80, seperti pekan lalu, melorot di tengah kekhawatiran pertumbuhan ekonomi global. “Sementara masalah ekonomi muncul, harga tetap bertahan di level US$75,” kata Barclays Capital dalam sebuah pernyataannya. Departemen Energi AS mengatakan Rabu bahwa pasokan minyak mentah berkurang dari yang diperkirakan pekan lalu karena permintaan tetap lambat.

Analis melihat pengurangan pengeluaran stimulus AS pada semester kedua dan tahun depan dapat merusak pertumbuhan ekonomi. China, yang telah melihat permintaan energi melonjak tahun ini, mungkin akan mengetatkan kebijakan moneter untuk menghindari inflasi dan gelembung harga aset. “Kebijakan Fiskal Amerika Serikat cenderung beralih dari push to drag pada pertumbuhan ekonomi,” kata Goldman Sachs dalam pernyataannya.

Juga harus diantisipasi pengetatan kebijakan ekonomi China yang berdampak pada permintaan minyak China. “Jalan pertumbuhan ekonomi di masa depan tergantung pada kebijakan ekonomi di China dan Amerika Serikat,” kata Goldman.

Dalam perdagangan di NYMEX lainnya, kontrak September, minyak hasil pemanasan stabil di US$2,0258 per galon, bensin turun 0,39 persen menjadi US$1,9573 per galon dan gas alam tetap di US$4,234 per 1.000 kaki kubik. Di London, minyak mentah Brent turun 22 sen menjadi US$76,25 per barel di bursa ICE Futures.

Sumber : INILAH.COM
Oil at one month low as U.S. oil stocks head for record

7:32am EDT
By Ikuko Kurahone
LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices fell to a one month low below $75 on Wednesday after an industry report on Tuesday showed a sharp increase in petroleum inventories in top consumer the United States.
If the industry data is confirmed by another set of weekly figures from the U.S. government due out later on Wednesday, it would send the combined crude and product inventories in the world’s top economy to a record high.
U.S. crude oil futures fell $1, or 1.32 percent, to $74.77 a barrel by 1107 GMT, having hit $74.69 earlier, the lowest price since mid-July.
ICE Brent fell 97 cents to $75.96, after flipping into a premium to the U.S. benchmark on Tuesday.
API
Late on Tuesday, industry group the American Petroleum Institute (API) said U.S. crude inventories rose by almost 5.9 million barrels last week.
The data also showed a 2 million barrel rise in gasoline inventories, which marked an unseasonal seven consecutive weeks of increases. Stocks of the auto fuel typically fall during the summer holidays in the United States.
Middle distillate inventories, including diesel and heating oil, rose for the 11th consecutive week.
“It looks like the oil product market is very comfortably supplied and that demand conditions remain lackluster,” said Stefan Graber, a commodities analyst with Credit Suisse in Singapore.
New York RBOB gasoline was trading 1.44 percent lower, after hitting about a three month low earlier this week.
At 1530 GMT, U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) will release its own oil data for the week to August 13.
Analysts in a Reuters poll taken before the release of the API data expected the government figures to show a 1 million barrel drop in total crude oil inventories and a small fall in gasoline stocks.
JBC Energy in Vienna said the EIA data would be “scrutinized” for inventory levels at Cushing in Oklahoma, the delivery point of physical U.S. crude.
High inventories at Cushing typically push North Sea benchmark Brent crude prices to a premium to U.S. crude. Many investors put their money on moves of the spread between these crude oil contracts.
The premium of Brent has been around a two-month high since Tuesday. In the week to August 6, Crude supplies at Cushing stood at 37.7 million barrels in the week to August 6, just shy of a record 37.9 million barrels in mid-May.
Oil Prices are now centered near the mid-point of the $64.24-$87.15 trading range so far this year as increases in energy demand in emerging markets has been insufficient to drain ample supplies in other areas in the world.
The price level is also around the sweet spot of the $70-$80 range for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
(Reporting by Alejandro Barbajosa in Singapore and Ikuko Kurahone in London; editing by Keiron Henderson)

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