Oil prices bolstered by bigger-than-expected drop in US crude stocks


TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices moved higher on Wednesday after an industry report showed that U.S. inventories of crude fell more than analysts had expected, bolstering hopes that fuel demand in the world's biggest economy can weather the coronavirus pandemic. Brent crude was up 15 cents, or 0.3%, at $44.

65 a barrel by 0206 GMT, after falling around 1% on Tuesday. West Texas Intermediate oil was up 9 cents, or 0.2%, at $41.70 a barrel, having dropped 0.8% in the previous session. "Oil prices are rising as the crude demand.....

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