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Daily (15.06.2020): Brent and WTI crude plunged by 8% for the week amid fears of a second wave of contamination

Crude oil futures were little changed on Friday, with the U.S. WTI crude declining slightly by 0.2% to settle at $36.26 a barrel amid concerns about second wave of virus infections in the U.S. which could threaten the demand recovery. On the contrary, Brent crude for August delivery rose by 18 cents, or 0.5%, to settle at $38.73 a barrel. Both oil benchmarks broke their first weekly winning streak after six straight weeks of gains, to plunge by over 8% last week.

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Daily (12.06.2020): Brent crude dropped by over 8% on Thursday amid resurgence in coronavirus cases and gloomy demand outlook

Crude oil futures plunged on Thursday amid concerns about a second wave of Covid-19 and doubts about the strength of the global economic recovery. Hence, Brent crude for August delivery fell by $3.18, or 7.6%, to settle at $38.55 a barrel. At the same time, U.S. WTI crude dived by $3.26, or 8.2%, to settle at $36.34 a barrel. Both contracts, Brent and WTI posted their worst daily drops since April 21 and 27, respectively.

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Daily (10.06.2020): British near-term gas prices lost ground on Tuesday despite a cut in Norway gas flows

Crude oil prices edged higher on Tuesday as the extension of OPEC+ output cuts on Saturday counterbalanced worries that resurgent coronavirus cases in the US could hit the oil demand recovery, which is still fragile. Hence, Brent crude for August delivery rose by 38 cents, or 0.9%, to settle at $41.18 a barrel. At the same time, U.S. WTI crude gained 75 cents, or 2%, to end at $38.94 a barrel.

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Daily (09.06.2020): European spot electricity prices returned at pre-lockdown levels on Monday amid higher demand, lower renewables and nuclear output

Crude oil futures lost ground on Monday despite OPEC+ cuts as traders switched their focus on the announce that top producer Saudi Arabia and Gulf producers are not willing to extend cuts after June. Hence, Brent crude for August delivery fell by $1.50, or 3.6%, to settle at $40.80 a barrel. At the same time, U.S. WTI crude shed by $1.36, or 3.4%, to end at $38.19 a barrel.

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Daily (04.06.2020) NBP spot soared by 13.6% on Wednesday as low wind output boosted gas-for-power demand

Crude oil prices stretched gains on Wednesday, on a potential new agreement between OPEC and its allies to cut crude supplies. Nevertheless, a weekly increase in U.S crude inventories supported the bullish trend. As a result, Brent crude increased by 0.6% to $39.79 a barrel. Similarly, WTI futures traded 1.3% higher at $37.29 a barrel.

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