Crude Oil closed lower on Thursday as it extended this month's decline. The mid-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain neutral to bearish signalling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If it extends this month's decline, last May's low crossing is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted.