Oil prices fall sharply

14:57, 19 February 2015
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Oil prices fell sharply in global trading on Thursday ahead of the publication of statistical data on U.S. oil inventories, Reuters has reported.


April futures for Brent crude oil dropped by 5.02% to $59.54 per barrel. March futures for WTI crude oil fell by 2.86% to $50.65 per barrel.

During the day, the U.S. Department of Energy is expected to publish its statistics on U.S. oil inventories for the week. Experts believe that inventories have increased by 3.05 million barrels on the 417.9 million barrels recorded last week, which was a record high level since August 1982.

Experts believe the recent short rally in oil prices was not able to be sustained in view of the fact that supply continues to exceed demand.

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