Oil prices rise by 1% as producers commit to slashing fuel output


TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices rose around 1% on Tuesday after major producers showed they were cutting crude output in line with their commitments on restraint, supporting a market thrown out of kilter by weak demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Brent crude was up 51 cents, or 0.9%, at $56.86 a barrel by 0134 GMT, while U.

S. oil gained 53 cents, or 1%, to $54.08 a barrel. Both contracts rose more than 2% in the previous session. OPEC crude production increased for a seventh month in January, a Reuters survey found, after the group.....

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