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By Stephanie Kelly
(Reuters) – Oil prices rose in early commerce on Tuesday for the fourth consecutive session, as weak shale output within the U.S. spurred additional concerns a couple of supply deficit stemming from prolonged manufacturing cuts by Saudi Arabia and Russia.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 90 cents, or 1%, to $92.38, by 0018 GMT, just below a 10-month excessive reached on Monday, whereas international oil benchmark futures rose 27 cents, or 0.3%, to $94.70 a barrel.
Prices have gained for 3 consecutive weeks.
U.S. oil output from prime shale-producing areas is on observe to fall to 9.393 million barrels per day (bpd) in October, the bottom stage since May 2023, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) mentioned on Monday. It could have fallen for 3 months in a row.
Those estimates come after Saudi Arabia and Russia this month prolonged a mixed 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) of supply cuts to the top of the 12 months.
Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman on Monday defended OPEC+ cuts to grease market supply, saying worldwide power markets want light-handed regulation to restrict volatility, whereas additionally warning of uncertainty about Chinese demand, European development and central financial institution motion to sort out inflation.