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Oil prices continue to rise, Brent is above $121 a barrel

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09 June 2022

Oil prices continue to rise on traders' expectations that the demand for energy resources on the world market will exceed their supply due to the start of the automobile season in Western countries, as well as the lifting of anti-COVID restrictions in China, Interfax reports.
 «Morgan Stanley» analysts Martijn Raths and Amy Sergeant expect the oil market to face a 500,000 bpd deficit in the second half of this year. The «bullish» scenario of experts (playing on the increase in prices) provides for an increase in oil prices to $150 per barrel in the third quarter.
The cost of August futures for Brent oil on the London ICE Futures exchange by 8:20 Moscow time on Wednesday was $121.15 per barrel, which is $0.58 (0.48%) higher than the price at the close of the previous session. As a result of trading on Tuesday, these contracts rose by $1.06 (0.9%) to $120.57 per barrel.
The price of futures for WTI oil for July in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) by this time amounted to $120.11 per barrel, which is $0.7 (0.59%) higher than the final value of the previous session. The day before, the cost of these contracts increased by $0.91 (0.8%) to $119.41 per barrel, which is the highest since March 8.