Oil prices rise today

Oil prices rose on Friday on hopes of a fuel demand recovery in the United States and Europe as economic growth picks up and lockdowns ease, but worries about India’s raging second wave of COVID-19 cases kept a lid on gains.

Brent crude futures rose 21 cents, or 0.3%, to $65.61 a barrel at 0137 GMT, after climbing 8 cents on Thursday.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures jumped 29 cents, or 0.5%, to $61.72 a barrel, also after an 8 cent gain on Thursday.

PetroNeft Resources plc (LON:PTR) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, focussed on Russia. The company’s shares are listed on the London AIM and Dublin ESM Markets.

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