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Oil prices give up early gains as oversupply weighs

Oil prices give up early gains as oversupply weighs Oil prices slipped after gains made earlier on Thursday and the previous day as overproduction and large volumes of unsold crude and ample refined products around the world weighed on markets. Brent crude futures were trading at $42.72 a barrel at 1203 GMT, down 38 cents from their last close and down from an intra-day high of $43.65 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were trading at $40.62 per barrel, down 21 cents, and after hitting an intra-day…

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Oil prices fell to three-month lows on Thursday as producers continued to pump more than needed, filling inventories, and economic growth prospects darkened. Brent crude oil was down 50 cents at $42.97 a barrel by 1010 GMT, after touching $42.88, its lowest since April 20. U.S. light crude was down 20 cents at $41.72. U.S. government data on Wednesday revealed a surprise rise in crude and gasoline inventories. The build added to an already huge global refined product glut just as slowing economic growth dents the demand outlook. "U.S. commercial stocks are a good reflection of the oversupplied nature of the global oil market," said Tamas Varga, lead oil analyst at London brokerage PVM Oil Associates. Oil markets have been dogged by oversupply for the last two years and fell by as much as 70 percent between 2014 and early 2016, when Brent hit the lowest in more than a decade at around $27 per barrel. Markets have since recovered some ground but oil remains very weak and low refining margins are hurting energy companies. Energy major Royal Dutch Shell reported a more than 70 percent fall in quarterly profit on Thursday, well below analysts' estimates, as weak oil and gas prices further ate into revenue. Shell's net income came in at $1 billion in the second quarter, compared with expectations of $2.2 billion and $3.8 billion achieved in the same period last year. Market News 

Oil hits 3-month lows below $43 as oversupply weighs

Oil hits 3-month lows below $43 as oversupply weighs oversupply weighs Oil prices fell to three-month lows on Thursday as producers continued to pump more than needed, filling inventories, and economic growth prospects darkened. Brent crude oil was down 50 cents at $42.97 a barrel by 1010 GMT, after touching $42.88, its lowest since April 20. U.S. light crude was down 20 cents at $41.72. U.S. government data on Wednesday revealed a surprise rise in crude and gasoline inventories. The build added to an already huge global refined product glut…

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