Commodities

Crude oil futures jump to Rs 2,951 per barrel

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 11, 2018 Published on July 06, 2017

Crude oil rose 0.44 per cent to Rs 2,951 per barrel at the futures market today as speculators created fresh bets, taking positive cues from global market.

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, crude oil for delivery in July rose Rs 13 or 0.44 per cent to Rs 2,951 per barrel in a business turnover of 2,236 lots.

Likewise, the oil for delivery in August traded higher by Rs 12 or 0.40 per cent to Rs 2,979 per barrel in 85 lots.

Analysts said speculators built fresh positions after oil prices recovered in Asia today as data showed US crude and gasoline stockpiles declined. This mainly led to rise in crude oil prices at the futures trade here.

Meanwhile, West Texas Intermediate gained 0.75 per cent to $45.47, while Brent crude rose 0.73 per cent to $48.14 per barrel.

Published on July 06, 2017
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