Optimism about China’s demand rebound, worries that underinvestment could constrain future oil supplies, and major producers maintaining output limitations all contributed to an increase in oil prices.
Around 7:20 GMT, Brent crude increased 70 cents, or 0.8%, to $83.70 per barrel. The expiration price of U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil was $76.89 a barrel, up 55 cents or 0.7%. The greatest consumer of crude oil worldwide is China.
According to analysts, China’s oil imports will reach a record high in 2023 as a result of rising demand for transportation fuel and the startup of new refineries.