Mentha oil futures edged marginally higher on MCX as participants were building fresh positions, driven by rising demand from consuming industries at the spot market. Besides, tight stocks position following restricted arrivals from major producing belts of Chandausi in Uttar Pradesh also added support to mentha oil prices uptrend.
The contract for August delivery was trading at Rs 911.20, up by 0.63% or Rs 5.70 from its previous closing of Rs 905.50.The open interest of the contract stood at 5709 lots.
The contract for September delivery was trading at Rs 923.00, up by 0.65% or Rs 6.00 from its previous closing of Rs 917.00. The open interest of the contract stood at 2033 lots on MCX.