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On June 28, U.S. benchmark crude closed at its highest price since 2014 as domestic oil supplies fell to their lowest levels of the year. The drop, caused by rising international demand for American crude, has left American oil producers scrambling to catch up – and created a great profit play in oil stocks.
Oil's aggressive jump pushed oil stocks to fresh highs over the last week. This SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF rose a full 3% in just 48 hours on news that crude supplies had declined by 9.9 million barrels.