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Energy Stocks Fall With Oil Prices — Energy Roundup

Energy stocks fell as oil prices continued to pull back from the 2024 highs set last week.

The front-month Nymex crude contract fell 1.4% to $85.23 a barrel.

The Energy Information Administration raised its estimate for average Brent crude oil prices this year to $89 a barrel from $87 previously, which it says "reflects our expectation of strong global oil inventory draws during this quarter and ongoing geopolitical risks." The Brent contract for June delivery settled at $89.42 a barrel on Tuesday.

U.S. crude oil inventories likely increased last week, while gasoline and distillates stocks are expected to have fallen, according to a survey by The Wall Street Journal.

Analysts forecast that ethanol inventories reported by the EIA on Wednesday may move closer to record highs set during the Covid-19 pandemic.

British energy giant BP expects higher oil and gas production to boost its first-quarter profit.

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

April 09, 2024 16:56 ET (20:56 GMT)

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