Oil falls as rising coronavirus cases prompt more restrictions

Oil falls as rising coronavirus cases prompt more restrictions

Oil prices dropped on Monday as rising global coronavirus cases prompted new lockdowns, including South California, the world’s top consumer.

Brent oil futures fell 0.4%, or 20 cents, at $49.05 per barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures slid 0.4%, or 20 cents, at $46.06 per barrel. Both contracts rose for a fifth straight week last week.

Also weighing on oil prices, U.S. energy firms also added oil and natural gas rigs for the 11th straight time in 12 weeks as producers ramp up production. 

Meanwhile, Iran has ordered its oil ministry to prepare for output and sale of crude oil at full function in three months. 

Still, fast demand recovery in China and positive news about COVID-19 vaccines put a lid on losses.


Risk disclaimer "PROMETHEUS LTD – Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake Island, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands MH96960 is a financial services institution outside the European Union Area, which is subject to the supervision of the IFMRRC Certificate 0395 AA V0155 Trading in Forex/ CFDs and Other Derivatives is highly speculative and carries a high level of risk. It is possible to lose all your capital. 70% of trading deals can be unprofitable. These products may not be suitable for everyone and you should ensure that you understand the risks involved. Seek independent advice if necessary. Speculate only with funds that you can afford to lose. This Website may contain information in particular regarding financial services and products that could be regarded b a E.U. supervisory authority as an offer of financial services targeted in Europe. ESMA intervention measures do not apply to customers of PROMETHEUS LTD and it is your responsibility to choose a company which is most suitable for your trading needs. By clicking continue you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to the risk disclosures, terms of service, cash policies, privacy policies and this notice and that you are visiting this website on your own initiative, without any encouragement whatsoever from umarkets.ai or PROMETHEUS LTD." Cookies notification: We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we assume that you are happy with it. Read more. Continue

Help with deposit?