Oil markets: Oil demand, fuel inventories


A man walks on a path in front of an oil derrick near the Huntington Beach Oil Fields on April 20, 2020 in Huntington Beach, California.

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Oil prices slipped on Friday, on track for a weekly loss, as investors’ focus shifted to lackluster demand and ample fuel supplies, offsetting support from a weak dollar.

Brent crude fell 19 cents, or 0.4%, to $43.88 a barrel by 0034 GMT, heading for its biggest weekly loss since June.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate was at $41.17 a barrel, down 20 cents, or 0.5%, set to post its first weekly drop in five weeks.

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