|2020-03-13 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
CMC Markets驻新加坡的市场分析师玛格丽特?杨(Margaret Yang)表示:“欧盟的交通禁令正在抑制全球能源需求前景。空头主导着石油市场，在触底之前可能还有更多下行空间。”
王佳晶 摘译自 Trend
Oil slumps as U.S. bans travel from Europe over pandemic
Oil prices sank again on Thursday along with the broader market after the United States banned travel from Europe following a World Health Organization declaration that the coronavirus outbreak is now a pandemic, Trend reports with reference to Reuters.
Market worries were compounded by the threat of a flood of cheap supply as Saudi Arabia promised to raise oil output to a record high in its standoff with Russia.
Brent crude LCOc1 was trading down $1.91, or 5.3%, at $33.88 by around 0339 GMT, slightly above earlier lows. The contract fell nearly 4% on Thursday.
U.S. crude CLc1 was down $1.74, or 5.3%, at $31.24 after dropping 4% in the previous session.
Oil is down around 50% from highs reached in January.
“U.S.-EU traffic ban is dampening the global energy demand outlook.Bears are dominating the oil market and there might be more downside before a bottom can be reached,” said Margaret Yang, market analyst at CMC Markets in Singapore.
The United Arab Emirates followed Saudi Arabia in announcing plans to boost oil output.