Oil prices to end year 10% lower as demand concerns snap winning streak

Singapore, Dec. 29 (BNA): Oil prices are set to end 2023 about 10% lower, the first annual decline in two years, after geopolitical concerns, production cuts and global measures to rein in inflation triggered wild fluctuations in prices.

Brent crude futures were up 33 cents, or 0.4%, at $77.48 a barrel at 0756 GMT on Friday, the last trading day of 2023, while the U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were trading 20 cents, or 0.3% higher, at $71.97, Reuters reported.


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