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Title: Oil prices slide on expectations of higher supply, weaker demand.

11/15/2021 06:01AM GMT

By: AnalysisWatch

Unrefined petroleum costs fell on Monday on assumptions of expanding supply, while higher energy expenses and rising COVID-19 cases are additionally seen as burdening requests.

Brent crude futures fell 96 cents, or 1.2%, to $81.21 a barrel, starting at 10:36 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) unrefined lost 73 pennies, or 0.9%, to $80.06 a barrel.

Oil markets have dropped throughout the previous three weeks, hit by a strengthening dollar and the hypothesis that President Joe Biden's organization may set oil free from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to cool costs.

U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a third week straight, with unrefined costs hovering at almost a seven-year high, inciting some drillers to get back to the wellpad.

The oil and gas rig count, an early mark of future yield, rose by six to 556 in the week to Nov. 12, its most significant level since April 2020.

Meanwhile, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) last week cut its realistic oil request figure for the final quarter by 330,000 barrels per day (bpd) from last month's conjecture, as high energy costs hampered monetary recuperation from the COVID-19 pandemic.

While Europe has turned into the focal point of the COVID-19 pandemic once more, provoking a few state-run administrations to think about re-forcing disagreeable lockdowns, China is fighting the spread of its greatest episode, brought about by the Delta variation.

Rosneft, the world's second-greatest oil organization by yield after Saudi Aramco, warned on Friday of a potential "super cycle" in worldwide energy markets, raising the possibility of significantly more exorbitant costs as demand surpasses supply.

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