WTI Crude is up about 4 percent this year after topping $66 a barrel earlier in January, the highest since December 2014. Since then, prices have been oscillating in the $58- 64 per barrel for more than a month now.
Manufacturing PMI in the US rose to more than 2 year highs in June on the back of rise in employment, new orders and production. The monthly data released by ISM came in at a better than expected 57.8 from 54.9 in May. However, the index measuring inventories slipped to a 3- month low.