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Oil prices drop on concerns about patchy demand recovery, record U.S. stocks

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Offshore oil platforms are seen on April 20, 2020 in Huntington Beach, California. Oil prices traded in negative territory for the first time as the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts demand.

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Oil prices fell more than 2% on Thursday on worries about slow demand growth with coronavirus cases rising, U.S. crude stockpiles hitting an all-time high and the U.S. Federal Reserve projecting recovery from the pandemic would take years.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures erased gains from Wednesday, falling as low as $38.42 a barrel. The benchmark contract was down 2.5%, or 99 cents, at $38.61 at 0211 GMT.

Brent crude futures fell 2.2%, or…



Source cnbc.com

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