On Tuesday, crude prices went down because the prospect of further leaps in American output undermined everlasting OPEC-led output cuts aimed at tightening the crude market.
Brent crude futures LCOc1 reached $62.94 a barrel, sliding 0.35% from their previous close. Meanwhile American West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 hit $56.62 a barrel, decreasing 0.25%.
The dips emerged right after the previous week both crude benchmarks hit maximums last observed in 2015, although traders told that the crude market had lost some momentum since that time.
Market participants told they turned to be cautious on betting on further price leaps.
On Monday, the US government told that American shale output for December would inch up for a 12th consecutive month, soaring by 80,000 bpd.
Notwithstanding the cautious sentiment investors told that crude prices would unlikely edged down very far, mostly due to everlasting supply restrictions led by OPEC and Russia that have drastically contributed to a reduction in excess supplies.