Oil Rises After Biggest Surge Since May on Stimulus Optimism

(Bloomberg) — Oil rose further after the biggest gain since May on growing optimism for more U.S. fiscal stimulus and as Hurricane Delta heads for the Gulf of Mexico.

Futures added 3% in New York, following Monday’s surge above $39 a barrel. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will resume talks on Tuesday on another round of pandemic relief funding, but there’s no sign yet they are close to a deal despite Trump’s urging to get it done.

At the same time Hurricane Delta is hurtling toward the Gulf of Mexico, where it will likely force oil production to shut down. Gasoline futures gained Monday as the storm’s track became clearer, and continued to outpace gains in crude Tuesday.



chart: Oil reverses last week's losses when it plunged to a three-week low


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Oil reverses last week’s losses when it plunged to a three-week low

Crude started the week by getting swept up in a broader market relief rally,

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