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But there are a few catalysts that could propel energy higher this week.
The recent resurgence in oil prices - up about 14% in the past month - has trickled to prices at the pump, too.
For the third consecutive week last week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported the U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline jumped seven cents to $3.49 a gallon. The national average diesel fuel price increased nine cents to $3.78 per gallon.
Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors warned a few weeks back of this expected oil price climb. He said "the gasoline and oil markets have certainly been oversold and remain so to this day," adding that "the rebound is likely to be greater there than in the energy sector as a whole."
It appears that rebound has started. Here are three factors that could fuel the oil price climb this week.