Brent Oil Steady at $102 on Russia-Ukraine Talks

Brent crude rebounded from a 16-month low after Russia and Ukraine agreed on steps toward a cease-fire in the five-month conflict.

Brent rose as Russian President Vladimir Putin outlined a peace plan for Ukraine today with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko. West Texas Intermediate rose on expectations that supplies dropped last week. Oil tumbled yesterday on concern a weakening European economy will curb demand.

“Oil is recovering a lot of its losses yesterday based on news coming out of Ukraine about a potential path leading to a cease-fire,” said Andy Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates LLC, an energy consulting firm in Houston.


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