Oil Prices Drop as Shanghai Goes into Lockdown

Oil Prices Drop as Shanghai Goes into Lockdown

Global oil prices decreased as China implemented a lockdown in Shanghai, which is considered a major manufacturing and financial hub, BBC reported.

Brent crude prices fell by over $4.50 per barrel as the lockdown instigated fears of falling oil demand.

The futures contract for Brent crude decreased by 4% reaching $115.80 per barrel.

Moreover, the Shanghai Composite stock index dropped in early trade before it regained most losses later on.

However, oil prices are still 80% higher than the prices of 2021, as the Russian-Ukrainian crisis drove the prices up.

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Sarah has been writing in the oil and gas field for 8 years. She has a Bachelor Degree in English Literature. She has three years of experience in the banking sector.

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