Oil prices rise ahead of trade deal, likely stock draw


Aramco oil facility near al-Khurj area, just south of the Saudi capital Riyadh on Sept. 15, 2019.

Fayez Nureldine | AFP | Getty Images

Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday as investors focused on the signing of a preliminary trade deal between the United States and China, the world’s top oil consumers, and on expectations of a drawdown in U.S. crude oil inventories.

However, price gains were capped by receding Middle East tensions, with both Tehran and Washington desisting from any further escalation after this month’s clashes.

Brent crude was up 16 cents, or 0.3%, at $64.36 per barrel by 0301 GMT after falling 1% on Monday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were up…


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