Oil prices dipped on Monday as concerns over slowing economic growth weighed on markets. International Brent crude oil futures were at $71.78 per barrel at 0019 GMT, down 5 cents from their last close. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 4 cents, at $65.87 per barrel.
“Disappointing industrial data out of China along with concerns over emerging market economies centered on Turkey weighed on commodities,” Edward Bell of Emirates NBD bank said in a note on Sunday.
In the United States, US energy companies last week kept the oil rig count unchanged at 869, according to Baker Hughes energy services firm on Friday. “The recent softening in benchmark prices should temper the pace of growth in US exploration and production activity and lead to slower overall output growth,” Bell said. Read More