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Oil prices continue to fall after losing demand

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the global economic outlook and overall oil demand are still below the expected levels.
07.09.2020 - 13:28

Crude oil prices continued to slide on Monday after a sharp weekend loss since demand is expected to abate as Saudi Arabia makes deeper price cuts.

OIL PRICES POSTED THE SHARPEST DROP SINCE JULY 30

International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $42.04 per barrel at 0636 GMT for a 1.4% loss after closing Friday at $42.66 a barrel.

American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was at $39.20 a barrel at the same time for a 1.4% decrease after ending the previous session at $39.77 per barrel.

Oil prices posted the sharpest drop since July 30 after Saudi Arabia’s state producer, Saudi Aramco, announced it would trim October prices for its sales to the US and Saudi’s main market Asia, a move that is fueling demand concerns amid increasing coronavirus cases worldwide.

The boost in prices was eased with low oil consumption in Asia, Europe and North America with the ending of the summer driving season, indicating that global oil demand would decrease.