Oil rates drop on stimulus uncertainty

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On: Aug 2020

Reportedly, the oil rates declined on Friday, including to losses in the last session, on concerns that the growth of the fuel demand will slip amid a massive number of coronavirus cases and as discussions have stalled in the United States of America on a newer stimulus agreement. The US West Texas Intermediate(WTI) and Brent are all set for weekly increments of around four percent, the mostly for the two benchmark reductions since the week closed on the 3rd of July.

The spread of the coronavirus pandemic remains the major uncertainty in the oil industry, because that will evaluate how fast fuel demand recovers. Various surveys showed that infections in the United States of America is increasing rapidly in a number of states such as Ohio, Colorado and Virginia.

Analysts said that the growing cases of the COVID-19 remain the extreme uncertainty for fuel demand growth and also for oil rates. And as a result, its really drop down to the actual demand situation. The coronavirus relief package is considered as the last hope to increase fuel demand, along with the United States driving season heading to a close soon. Over the week, a less US dollar has supported higher oil rates, because oil is priced in America dollars, creating it immensely attractive to crude buyers in various other currencies.