A higher-than-expected inventory buildup in the US reported by Energy Information Administration (EIA) pushed Brent oil prices to a session low of $40.63/barrel. Hovers around $41 At the time of writing, Brent futures were trading around $41 levels, The EIA weekly inventory figure printed at 9357K, which is well above the estimated number of 2525K. Consequently, oil prices took a hit a low of $40.63 levels. The recovery from the session lows goes unexplained; nevertheless, futures remain 1.8% lower on the day. Brent Technical Levels The immediate hurdle is seen at $42.05 (previous day’s high), above which prices could target $42.51 (Mar 18 high). On the other hand, a break below $40 would expose $39.18 (falling trend line support). For more information, read our latest forex news.