West TX Oil Settles Below $55

Global crude prices fell again on Thursday, a day after a short-covering rally, as traders placed new bets that the market would resume a six-month rout on worries about a supply glut.

In early trade, oil extended gains from the previous session, when short-covering lifted prices more than $3 a barrel.

But in late morning trade in New York, benchmark Brent and U.S. crude tumbled to fresh session lows, with Brent off by about $2 to near $59 a barrel. U.S. crude for January settlement ended the session down by more than $2 per barrel, at $54.11.


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