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Oil ticks higher as traders weigh tight fuel market, slow global growth

West Texas Intermediate climbed above $111 a barrel following four weekly gains, the longest such run since February.

Oil has surged this year on rising demand and the complex global fallout from Russia’s invasion. (Photo: Bloomberg)
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Oil has surged this year on rising demand and the complex global fallout from Russia’s invasion. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Jake Lloyd-Smith | Bloomberg
Oil rose at the start of the week as investors weighed tight product markets against concerns over slowing global growth.

West Texas Intermediate climbed above $111 a barrel following four weekly gains, the longest such run since February. Gasoline and diesel prices have rallied to records ahead of the start of the US driving season, which begins in about a week. Money managers have also been boosting bullish crude bets.

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First Published: May 23 2022 | 9:05 AM IST

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