The prices were recently supported as US sanctions on Iranian goods come into effect and now traders get more concerned over the upcoming sanctions on Iranian oil due in November. In another sign of bullishness, the data overnight showed that crude oil stockpiles declined by more than six million barrels last week. Now, investors are eager to see a confirmation of figures from the official report by EIA due later today.
Despite the ongoing recovery, the potential for further rise in Brent crude looks limited, and the price shows signs of momentum exhaustion already. The longer the asset remains below the $75 handle, the greater becomes the risk of a downside correction in the short term as the market needs additional catalyst to proceed with the corrective rebound.