Oil prices fall; Brent still set for weekly gain

Oil prices fall; Brent still set for weekly gain
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  • calendar-gray 27 July 2018

Oil prices fell on Friday, weighed down by a drop in the U.S. equities market, but Brent was still set for a weekly increase, supported by easing trade tensions and a temporary shutdown by Saudi Arabia of a key crude oil shipping lane, APA reports quoting Reuters.

 

Brent crude futures fell 28 cents to $74.26 a barrel by 1:17 p.m. EDT (1717 GMT), but were on track for a 1.6 percent weekly increase.

 

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 94 cents to $68.67 a barrel, and were set for a fourth week of declines, falling 2.6 percent.

 

Volume was light, with less than 361,000 U.S. crude contracts changing hands as of 1:19 p.m. EDT, compared with a 10-month daily average of about 587,000 contracts.

 

Depressing oil prices, U.S. stock markets broadly fell on Friday.

Ceyhun Aliyev

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