|2020-06-15 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据路透社6月14日报道 油价周五变动不大，为4月以来首周下跌，因美国感染病例激增，引发对第二波疫情袭击燃料需求的担忧。
詹晓晶 编译自 路透社
Oil posts worst week since April, snaps 6-week winning streak
Oil was little changed on Friday and headed for a first weekly fall since April as new U.S. coronavirus cases spiked, stoking fears of a second wave of the virus hitting fuel demand.
West Texas Intermediate settled 8 cents lower at $36.26 per barrel, while Brent crude gained 18 cents to settle at $38.73.
The oil benchmarks were heading for weekly declines of around 8%, their first after six weeks of gains that have lifted prices off April lows.
Fears that the coronavirus pandemic may be far from over has brought the rally to a halt, with about half a dozen U.S. states reporting spikes in new infections.
“We definitely have an explosion of cases in areas that were not really affected before,” said Bob Yawger, director of energy futures at Mizuho. “That ultimately leads to less people driving, less demand for gasoline.”
At the same time, U.S. crude oil inventories have risen to a record 538.1 million barrels, as cheap imports from Saudi Arabia flowed into the country.
The number of crude oil drilling rigs in the United States, an indicator of future supply, fell by seven to 199 this week, data from oil services firm Baker Hughes showed.
OPEC+ slashed supplies by 9.7 million barrels per day (bpd), about 10% of pre-pandemic demand, and agreed last weekend to extend the reduction.