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Oil slides after France and Iran say closer to a nuclear deal

SINGAPORE : Oil slid greater than 2per cent in early Asian commerce on Thursday after each France and Iran mentioned events are closer to an settlement to salvage Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, offsetting ongoing considerations over the scenario in Ukraine.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was buying and selling down $2.50, or 2.7per cent, at $91.16 a barrel at 0058 GMT, after it ended up 1.7per cent the day before today.

Brent crude was buying and selling down $2.43, or 2.6per cent, at $92.38 after the contract closed up 1.6per cent in the day before today’s commerce.

“Positive news from the U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations is providing much-needed relief to global oil prices, as the possibility of new crude supplies reduces the supply-demand deficit,” mentioned Claudio Galimberti, senior vp of consultancy Rystad Energy.

France on Wednesday mentioned a choice on salvaging Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers was simply days away and that it was now up to Tehran to make the political selection, whereas Tehran known as on Western powers to be “realistic.”

Oil markets have been dominated in latest weeks by Russia’s threatening posture towards Ukraine, with considerations that offer disruptions from the main producer in a tight world market might push oil costs to $100 a barrel.

(Reporting by Chen Aizhu; modifying by Richard Pullin)

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