Oil falls over 1% as markets whipsawed by US election uncertainty

By Shu Zhang and Sonali Paul SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Oil dropped on Thursday as Democrat Joe Biden edged closer to the White House in a nail-biting U.S. presidential election but the Republicans look likely to retain Senate control, decreasing the chances of any huge COVID-19 relief package. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 64 cents, or 1.

63%, to $38.51 a barrel at 0440 GMT, while Brent crude futures dropped 68 cents, or 1.65%, to $40.55 a barrel. Both contracts had jumped around 4% on Wednesday. Biden.

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