Oil slipped towards $84 a barrel, the first weekly loss in about two months.

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oil price per barrel near 84
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Global Oil Prices:

Brent goes for the first weekly drop in almost two months. European gas prices ease after Putin comments. Oil slipped towards $84 a barrel, the first weekly loss in about two months.


Brent crude slipped 2 cents to $84.31 a barrel by 1345GMT. US West, Texas Intermediate crude, slipped 44 cents, or 0.5 per cent, to $82.37. Both benchmarks reached multi-year highs on Monday. 

Oil Slipped towards $84 a barrel:

Heading for its first hebdomadal loss in about two months. After a rise in US crude inventories. The possibility of more Iranian supply eased concern of a tight market. US crude stocks increased by 4.3 million barrels in this week’s report. Iran has said talks on strengthening the international deal on its nuclear programme. They will restart by the end of November, beginning it a step closer to increasing oil exports.

US crude oil stocks:

“The sharp growth in US crude oil stocks and the expectation of nuclear talks being returned with Iran have briefly eased anxieties about supply to some extent. Said Commerzbank’s Carsten Fritsch.

Petroleum Exporting Countries:

The prospect restricted the drop that the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies, known as Opec+, is unlikely to boost output by more than current plans allow at a meeting next week.

Algeria said on Thursday that a crude production rise by Opec+ in December should not exceed 400,000 barrels per day. It is because of market risks. The alliance, which is slowly unwinding last year’s record production cuts, meets on November 4.

British and European gas prices:

“Supply will consequently proceed to play catch-up with interest in the quick term,” said Stephen Brennock of oil broker PVM. The heat also came out of the gathering because raising concern over high coal and natural gas. As a result, prices pushed fuel-switching in energy generation.

British and European gas prices extended to fall on Friday. It is due to Russian President Vladimir Putin saying Russia could begin pumping gas into European warehouses. 

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