Oil prices surges 7pc after biggest one-day decrease since 1991

Oil prices surges 7pc after biggest one-day decrease since 1991

London (Web Desk): Oil prices bounced back 7% on Tuesday from the biggest one-day rout in nearly 30 years.


Brent crude futures rose $2.51, or 7.3pc, to $36.87 a barrel by 0418 GMT, while US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude gained $2.15, or 6.9pc, to $33.28 a barrel.

Both benchmarks plunged 25pc on Monday, dropping to their lowest since February 2016 and recording their biggest one-day percentage declines since Jan 17, 1991, when oil prices fell at the outset of the US Gulf War.

Saudi Arabia plans to boost its crude output above 10 million barrels per day (bpd) in April from 9.7 million bpd in recent months, and has slashed its export prices to encourage refiners to buy more.

Russia, one of the world’s top producers alongside Saudi Arabia and the United States, also said it could lift output and that it could cope with low oil prices for six to 10 years.