Oil prices drop on trade tensions

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On: May 2020

Reportedly, the oil prices dropped on Monday, associating previous week’s increments, on worries the worldwide oil industry facing because of the trade tension between the United States of America and China that could hold back an economic restart even as the coronavirus epidemic lockdowns begin to ease. American West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices futures declined as low as USD 18.32 a barrel and were fell down to almost USD 1.46 or 7.6 %.

The global oil industry discovered assistance previous week because key oil producers led by Russia as well as Saudi Arabia were started to decreasing production on 1st of May, while the leading two producers of the United States said that they would decline output by 400,000 barrels per day in this ongoing quarter. The output declines merged with the diminishing of business limitations in some American states and cities across the world were anticipated to enhance the global fuel glut and pressure on storage factories, helping to drive prices higher previous week.

However, statements made by the United States president Donald Trump warning to evaluate increasing tariffs on China to fight back for the spread of the COVID-19 concerns that trade tensions could crease an economic improvement and place a roof on oil prices increments.