Oil prices top $100 per barrel on supply fears


U.S. and global oil prices rebounded on new concerns about supplies. 

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U.S. crude rose to $102 per barrel, while Brent crude, the global benchmark, touched $106 per barrel.

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) said a decline in oil demand due to higher prices would not offset a shut-in of Russian oil supplies, according to Reuters. About 3 million barrels per day of Russian oil output could be shut-in due to Western sanctions and as buyers snub Russian exports. That would exceed a 1-million-BPD drop in demand anticipated as a result of higher prices.

A maze of crude oil pipes and valves during a tour by the Department of Energy at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, June 9, 2016.

A maze of crude oil pipes and valves during a tour by the Department of Energy at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, June 9, 2016. (REUTERS/Richard Carson)

Gas prices held steady, per AAA, at $4.28 per gallon. 

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Oil prices retreated Wednesday after inventories in the U.S. climbed by 4.3 million barrels in the week to March 11 to 415.9 million barrels, according to EIA, surpassing analysts’ expectations for a decline of 1.4 million barrels. 



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