Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday, after a G7 price cap on
Russian seaborne oil came into force on Monday on top of a European
Union embargo on imports of Russian crude by sea, trend reports with reference to reuters .
Brent crude futures had risen 66 cents to $83.34 a barrel by
0108 GMT. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) rose 70 cents to
$77.63 a barrel.
Futures fell more than 3% in the previous session, after U.S.
service sector data raised worries that the Federal Reserve could
continue its aggressive policy tightening path.
The price cap, to be enforced by the G7 nations, the European
Union and Australia, comes on top of the EU's embargo on imports of
Russian crude by sea and similar pledges by the United States,
Canada, Japan and Britain.
Meanwhile, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
and allies including Russia, together called OPEC+, agreed on
Sunday to stick to their October plan to cut output by 2 million
barrels per day (bpd) beginning in November.
The Group of Seven (G7) countries and Australia last week agreed
on a $60 a barrel price cap on seaborne Russian oil.
In China, more cities eased COVID curbs over the weekend,
prompting optimism for increased demand in the world's top oil
Business and manufacturing activity in China, the world's
second-largest economy, have been hit this year by strict measures
to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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