Tuesday, 11 June 2019 07:57 WIB |
Oil prices stabilized on Tuesday on expectations that producer group OPEC and its allies will keep withholding supply to prevent prices from tumbling amid a broad economic slowdown which has started eating away at fuel demand growth.
Front-month Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $62.36 at 00:23 GMT, 7 cents, or 0.1%, above Friday's close.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $53.42 per barrel, 16 cents, or 0.3%, above their last settlement.
Prices fell by around 1% in the previous session and crude futures are down by some 20% from their 2019 peaks in late April, dragged lower by a widespread economic downturn that has started to impact oil consumption.
Source : Reuters