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Oil prices decline, Brent $84.12 per barrel

18 June , 2024  

Oil prices are declining slightly on Tuesday after a 2 percent rise in the previous session amid a general increase in risk appetite in global markets.

The cost of August futures for Brent on the London ICE Futures exchange, as of 7:20 a.m., is $84.12 per barrel, which is $0.13 (0.15%) lower than at the close of the previous trading. On Monday, these contracts rose by $1.63 (2%) to $84.25 per barrel.

Futures for WTI for July in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) fell by $0.16 (0.2%) to $80.17 per barrel. At the end of the previous session, the value of these contracts increased by $1.88 (2.4%) to $80.33 per barrel.

“Since mid-June, oil prices have been steadily rising on the back of US data,” said Fawad Razakzada, StoneX analyst. – “Last week’s market rise can be considered a delayed reaction to the OPEC+ decision to extend the current restrictions on oil production.

“Investors are also expecting fuel demand to increase with the start of the automotive season, which will push oil inventories lower in the coming weeks,” Razakzada said, as quoted by Market Watch.