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1 Mar 2022

Oil Prices Surge as Ukraine Conflict fuels Supply Concerns

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Oil prices jumped again on Tuesday as concerns over potential supply disruptions after Russia's invasion of Ukraine and other related sanctions outweighing talks of a coordinated global crude stocks release.

Latest data release shows that May Brent crude futures were up $3.04, or 3.1%, to $101.01 a barrel by 0843 GMT. The benchmark touched a seven-year high of $105.79 after the invasion began last week.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) April crude futures were up $2.56, or 2.67%, at $98.28. The contract touched a high of $99.10 a barrel the previous day, ending up more than 4%.

Major oil and gas companies, including BP (NYSE:BP) and Shell (LON:RDSa), have announced plans to exit Russian operations and joint ventures.

Buyers of Russian oil are facing difficulty over payments and vessel availability due to sanctions.

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