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HeadLine : Oil falls again as amply global supply seen offsetting Libyan outage
Date : Jan 22 2020
Oil prices edged lower on Wednesday, extending the previous session's drops, as investors continue to shrug aside the impact of almost all of Libya's crude production being off-line amid plentiful supplies elsewhere. Brent crude (LCOc1) was down 13 cents, or 0.2%, at $64.46 a barrel, after dropping 0.3% on Tuesday. U.S. oil (CLc1) fell 16 cents, or 0.3%, to $58.22 a barrel, having declined 0.3% the day before. Libya's National Oil Corporation on Monday declared force majeure on the loading of oil from two major oil fields after the latest development in a long-running military conflict saw forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar ordering the shutdown of facilities in the east and south of the country. Unless oil facilities quickly return to operation Libya's oil output will be reduced from about 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) to just 72,000 bpd.

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