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SINGAPORE, Nov 16, 2010 (AFP)
Oil fell in Asian trade Tuesday, weighed down by a firmer dollar and concerns that China might tighten monetary policy to rein in inflationary pressures, analysts said.

New York’s main contract, light sweet crude for December delivery, fell 50 cents to 84.36 dollars a barrel.

Brent North Sea crude for December delivery sank 14 cents to 86.62 dollars.

“One of the factors was fears that China would tighten monetary policy to curb inflation,” said Ong Yi Ling, an investment analyst with Phillip Futures in Singapore.

“There there are lingering concerns about the impact on the commodities market,” she said.

Data released last week showed that consumer prices rose at their fastest pace in more than two years in October, reviving worries that Chinese authorities might hike interest rates again.

Chinese spending might be affected if monetary policy is tightened further, and there are some who worry this will slow down China’s appetite for commodities including energy products.

China is a major energy-consuming nation.

Ong from Phillip Futures said the dollar’s overnight rebound was also a factor behind the slide in crude futures.

“The strength of the dollar is playing on crude. They have an inverse relationship,” she said.

In late US trade Monday, the euro traded at 1.3582 dollars from 1.3696 last Friday.

Harga minyak mentah kembali tergelincir
Selasa, 16/11/2010 07:49:38 WIB
Oleh: Bloomberg
LONDON: Harga minyak mentah kembali tergelincir, menyusul semakin tenggelamnya harga bensin dan menghentikan kenaikan terkait spekualsi ConocoPhilips yang tengah mempersiapkan untuk menjalankan kembali sebuah kilang minyak d iNew Jersey.

ConocoPhillips sedang mempersiapkan untuk menghidupkan kembali unit minyak mentahnya di pabrik Bayway. Selain itu, harga minyak mentah naik setelah laporan pemerintah yang menunjukkan peningkatan tertinggi sejak Maret atas penjualan retail AS bulan lalu.

“Ada rumor bahwa kilang minyak Bayway milik ConocoPhillips akan segera berrpoduksi kembali,” tutur Tom Bentz, seorang pialang di BNP Paribas Commodity Futures Inc. di New York.

Kontrak berjangka minyak mentah untuk pengiriman Desember terpeleset 2 cent menjadi US$84,86 di New York Mercantile Exchange. Kontrak berjangka minyak turut naik 89 cent menjadi US$85,77 yang telah menguat 11% dari harga tahun lalu.

Kemerosotan juga dialami kontrak berjangka bahan bakar untuk pengiriman Desember sebesar 1,49 cent atau 0,7% yang menutup sesi dengan bertengger di level US$2,195 per galon New York.

Kilang minyak Bayway tersebut, yang berbasis di sepanjang Pelabuhan New York ini, telah memproduksi 238.000 barel per harinya dan menghasilkan terutama minyak mentah bersulfur rendah, jelas situs resmi perusahaan tambang tersbeut.

Sebelumnya, minyak mentah naik setelah Departemen Perdagangan mengumumkan kenaikan penjualan retail AS hingga 1,2% pada bulan Oktober setelah kenaikan sebesar 0,7% pada September yang melampaui estimasi sebelumnya.

Para ekonom mengantisipasi kenaikan sebesar 0,7% tersebut, berdasarkan media dari 74 respon yang disurvei oleh Bloomberg News. (t01)

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