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Oil down $2 as US crude inventories swell, Covid-19 resurgence feared

Brent crude was down $2.04, or 4.8 per cent , to $40.59 a barrel by 11:03 a.m. EDT (1503 GMT), a day after hitting its highest since prices started plunging in March

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US crude oil inventories swelled last week by 1.4 million barrels

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Oil prices fell $2 a barrel on Wednesday, as investors worried about record high crude inventories and feared that a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic could stall the reopening of global economies and cut fuel demand.

Brent crude was down $2.04, or 4.8 per cent , to $40.59 a barrel by 11:03 a.m. EDT (1503 GMT), a day after hitting its highest since prices started plunging in March. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell $2.04, or 5.1 per cent , to $38.33 a barrel.

US crude oil inventories swelled last week by 1.4 million barrels, far exceeding analysts' expectations in

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First Published: Jun 24 2020 | 9:23 PM IST

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