October crude oil prices traded higher Sunday evening, fueled in part by Tropical Storm Isaac making its way through key Gulf of Mexico oil and gas operations. The latest from the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement indicates that nearly 25% of the regions' oil output has been shut in. Another supportive force for the crude oil market comes on the hopes that the US could be close to offering up more monetary stimulus, and indications of which could come at Fed Chairman Bernanke's speech at Jackson Hole later this week. The Commitments of Traders Futures and Options report as of August 21st showed non-commercial traders were net long 277,212 contracts, an increase of 35,894. Non-commercial and nonreportable traders combined held a net long position of 277,096 contracts, for an increase of 34,879 in their net long positioning.