News ID: 94834
Publish Date : 27 September 2021 - 21:57

Brent Oil Nears $80 a Barrel on Tight Supply

LONDON (Dispatches) - Oil prices rose for a fifth straight day on Monday with Brent at its highest since October 2018 and heading for $80 amid supply concerns as demand picks up in parts of the world with the easing of pandemic restrictions.
Brent crude was up $1.63 or 2.1% at $79.72 a barrel, having posted three straight weeks of gains. U.S. Oil added $1.56, or 2.1%, to $75.54, near its highest since July, after rising for a fifth straight week last week.
Goldman Sachs raised by $10 its forecast for Brent crude at the end of this year to $90 per barrel, as faster fuel demand recovery from the outbreak of the Delta variant of the coronavirus and Hurricane Ida’s hit to U.S. production led to tight global supplies.