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Oil Prices Settle Lower on Stronger Supply Outlook

Oil prices settled lower on Friday, making their weekly finish flat to lower, as indications of strong Russian oil supply offset better-than-expected U.S. economic growth data, strong middle distillate refining margins and hopes of a rapid recovery in Chinese demand. Brent futures settled down 81 cents, or 0.9%, at $86.66 …

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China is still the Biggest Driver of Oil Prices

Oil prices settled on Thursday at their highest level since December 1 as the market is turning bullish on China’s oil demand this year. The Chinese reopening is set to drive oil demand growth and push oil higher if most of the developed economies manage to avoid recessions, analysts say. …

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Oil Rises on Hopes of Improved Chinese Fuel Demand

Oil prices rose on Wednesday, extending the previous session’s gains, driven by optimism that a relaxation of China’s strict Covid-19 curbs will lead to a recovery in fuel demand in the world’s top oil importer. Brent crude futures were up 52c, or 0.6%, at $86.44 a barrel at 1.51am GMT, …

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China Coal Production Hits Record High in 2022

China produced a record amount of coal last year although output ended the year with a decline amid the latest surge in covid infections. Total output for the year reached 4.496 billion tons, which was a 9-percent increase on 2021, according to official statistics data reported by Reuters. Chinese government …

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