Oil drops as Russian price cap proposal eases tight supply fears

  24 November 2022    Read: 368
Oil drops as Russian price cap proposal eases tight supply fears

Oil trickled down on Thursday, hovering around two-month lows, as the proposed price cap on Russian oil from Group of Seven (G7) nations was considered higher than the current trading levels, alleviating concerns over tight supply, AzVision.az reports citing Reuters. 

A greater-than-expected build in U.S. gasoline inventories and widening COVID controls in China added to downward pressure.

Brent crude futures dipped 21 cents, or 0.3%, to $85.20 a barrel by 0431 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell by 16 cents, or 0.2%, to $77.78 a barrel.

Both benchmarks plunged more than 3% on Wednesday on news the planned price cap on Russian oil could be above the current market level.

The G7 is looking at a cap on Russian seaborne oil at $65-$70 a barrel, according to a European official, though European Union governments have not yet agreed on a price.


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