Brent fell to $96.43 a barrel after rising prices a day earlier

Oil quotes are slightly declining in morning trading on Tuesday after rising a day earlier.

By 8:15 am Moscow time, October Brent futures fell by $0.22 (0.23%) on the London ICE Futures exchange, to $96.43 per barrel. On Monday, Brent rose $1.73 (1.8%) to $96.65 per barrel.

September futures for WTI by this time were cheaper in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) by $0.23 (0.25%), to $90.53 per barrel. During the previous session, the contract rose by $1.75 (2%) to $90.76 per barrel.

The market is likely to focus in Tuesday’s main trading session on the prospects for a US-Iran deal on the nuclear issue, which could free up additional barrels of oil, ANZ analysts said. A day earlier, Western media reported that EU diplomats drafted the final text of the document on the restoration of the nuclear deal with Iran and believe that now the parties must make a final decision.

In addition, investors are concerned about the situation on the demand side. Despite the fact that demand for oil in China has begun to rise, energy imports into the country still remain at low levels due to ongoing restrictions associated with the spread of the coronavirus, ANZ also said in a market commentary.

Hannah Bentley

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