Oil futures fell on Friday as concerns about global growth and slowing demand lingered despite hints of progress on U.S.-China trade talks, setting up prices for weekly losses after days of swinging back and forth.
Brent crude (LCOc1) was down 18 cents, or 0.3%, at $60.20 a barrel by 04:42 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) (CLc1) was off by 14 cents, or 0.3%, at $54.95.
Brent has traded in a range of nearly $5 this week and is heading for its first weekly loss in five. U.S. crude has traded similarly and is heading for its first loss in three weeks.
Gloom over the economic impact of the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing has left investors shrugging off a strong commitment from Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) producers to trim output.
Source : Reuters