Oil nears the best levels of the day as Qatar drama continues
Inventories in focus as well
Russia's Novak is on the wires saying the OPEC/non-OPEC deal should be continued despite the blockade against Qatar. Saudi Arabia today said it would block Qatari ports, regardless of flag or nationality.
WTI crude is up 25-cents to $47.64, just shy of the session high of $47.74.
Here's are a couple snippets from Andy "the god of crude oil" Hall, who has been bullish (and wrong) on crude for a long time.
The latest API oil inventory numbers are due out shourtly after the US stock market close.