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Oil prices fall due to weak economic data, Saudi output recovery

Oil prices fall due to weak economic data, Saudi output recovery Oil prices fell today after weak manufacturing data from Europe and Japan focused market attention on a gloomy outlook for demand. The drops also came as Saudi Arabia said it could restore oil output faster than anticipated following attacks last week. Brent crude futures […]

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Oil falls as US, China add more tariffs in trade war

Oil falls as US, China add more tariffs in trade war Oil prices weakened this morning after new tariffs imposed by the US and China came into force, raising concerns about a further hit to global growth and demand for crude. Brent crude slipped 22 cents, or 0.4%, to $59.03 a barrel this morning, while […]

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Crude oil prices fall 1% on fears for global economy

Crude oil prices fall 1% on fears for global economy Brent oil ticked higher today, supported by tensions over Iran and the decision by OPEC and its allies to extend a supply cut deal until next year, while US benchmark crude prices fell on weak economic indicators. Brent was up 53 cents at $63.83 per […]

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Oil jumps 3% towards $64 as US drone downed in Gulf

Oil jumps 3% towards $64 as US drone downed in Gulf Oil rose more than 3% towards $64 a barrel today after Iran shot down a US military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington. Expectations that the US Federal Reserve could cut interest rates at its next meeting, stimulating growth […]

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Oil prices fall 1% as economic worries outweigh tanker tensions

Oil prices fall 1% as economic worries outweigh tanker tensions Oil prices slipped more than 1% today as signs of an economic slowdown amid international trade disputes began to outweigh supply fears stoked by attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. Brent futures were down 68 cents, or 1.1%, to $61.33 […]

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Oil prices set for 2019’s biggest weekly loss

Oil prices set for 2019’s biggest weekly loss Oil rose towards $69 a barrel today after two sessions of losses, but remained on track for its biggest weekly drop this year due to rising inventories and concerns about an economic slowdown. US crude inventories rose to hit the highest since July 2017, suggesting ample supplies […]

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Oil rises after OPEC+ says to keep output cuts, Iran tension rises

Oil rises after OPEC+ says to keep output cuts, Iran tension rises Oil prices rose to multi-week highs today after OPEC indicated it would probably maintain production cuts that have helped support prices this year, while tension continued to escalate in the Middle East. Brent crude was up by 90 cents, or 1.3%, at $73.11 […]

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Oil consumption here continues to increase with diesel volumes up 42% last year

Oil consumption here continues to increase with diesel volumes up 42% last year The organisation representing the petroleum industry here has pledged to play its part in Ireland’s transition to a low carbon and environmentally sustainable economy. But the Irish Petroleum Industry Association (IPIA) says moving to such an economy requires a clear understanding of […]

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Oil prices fall despite tighter global supply

Oil prices fall despite tighter global supply Oil prices fell yesterday, dragged down by concerns about global economic growth as the US-China trade dispute rumbled on, but receiving some support from tightened supply. International Brent crude oil futures were at $67.35 a barrel at lunchtime in London, down 26 cents, or 0.38pc. US West Texas […]

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