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Dolar Anjlok, Harga Minyak Makin Cemerlang
Kamis, 7 Oktober 2010 – 13:31 wib

Widi Agustian – Okezone

SINGAPURA – Harga minyak mentah menguat hingga menembus level USD83 per barel. Anjloknya dolar Amerika tampak membuat harga komoditas menguat, termasuk minyak mentah.

Seperti dikutip dari Associated Press, Kamis (7/20/2010), benchmark harga minyak untuk pengiriman November naik 22 sen menjadi USD83,45 per barel pada tengah hari waktu Singapura di perdagangan elektronik di New York Mercantile Exchange. Di mana pada perdagangan Rabu kemarin, harga minyak telah naik 41 sen dan berada di USD83,23 per barel.

Harga minyak telah berada di atas USD80 per barel selama seminggu terakhir, dan dolar Amerika melemah karena investor mengantisipasi suku bunga yang kemungkinan bakal diturunkan jika Federal Reserve bergerak untuk membeli Treasury bonds dan mengambil langkah-langkah lain untuk menurunkan suku bunga jangka panjang dalam rangka meningkatkan perekonomian.

Harga komoditas yang menggunakan dolar, seperti minyak, menjadi lebih murah bagi investor jika dibeli dengan mata uang asing lainnya ketika dolar turun. Di mana pada hari Rabu, euro bergerak di atas 1,39 per USD untuk pertama kalinya sejak Februari, sementara yen berada di posisi tertingginya sejak 15 tahun lalu.

Investor tampaknya tak memperhatikan kabar lonjakan pasokan minyak mentah AS, yang menunjukkan melemahnya permintaan untuk bahan bakar. Di mana Energy Information Administration persediaan minyak mentah meningkat minggu lalu sebesar 3,1 juta barel dan sekarang 7 persen di atas tingkat tahun lalu. Hal ini seharusnya menekan harga minyak.

Pada perdagangan Nymex lainnya untuk kontrak November, heating oil naik 0,62 persen menjadi USD2,314 per galon dan bensin naik 0,32 persen menjadi USD2,151 per galon. Gas alam stabil di level USD3,86 per 1.000 kaki kubik. Di London, minyak mentah jenis Brent naik 29 sen menjadi USD85,35 per barel di bursa ICE Futures.(wdi)
SINGAPORE, Oct 7, 2010 (AFP)
A sharper-than-expected drop in US gasoline and distillate inventories pushed up oil prices in Asian trade Thursday, offsetting a large increase in crude stockpiles, analysts said,

New York’s main contract, light sweet crude for November delivery, was up six cents to 83.29 dollars a barrel after briefly touching five-month highs in intra-day trade Wednesday.

Brent North Sea crude for delivery in November gained 12 cents to 85.15 dollars.

Traders looked more to data released Wednesday pointing at an unexpected fall in US gasoline and distillate stockpiles than larger-than-expected gains in crude inventories, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia said in a report.

“An unexpected slide in US gasoline and distillate inventories offset a build in crude oil stockpiles,” it stated.

Data from the US Department of Energy (DoE) showed gasoline stockpiles in the US plunging by 2.6 million barrels last week, far larger than the 300,000-barrel drop forecast by analysts, Dow Jones Newswires said.

Distillate fuel inventories fell by 1.1 million barrels.

The gasoline and distillate stockpile drawbacks were in the face of a larger-than-forecast jump in US crude inventories, with the DoE reporting crude stockpiles rising by 3.1 million barrels last week in the United States.

Analysts had predicted a gain of only 300,000 barrels in crude reserves.

The US is a major energy consumer with the weekly DoE stocks report seen as an indicator of oil demand in the world’s biggest economy.

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