Oil Prices Slip in U.S. but Took Bigger Drop in London

After their biggest drop since mid-November in recent days, oil prices in Monday’s trading slipped ever so slightly in the U.S. but plunged more than $1 a barrel in Europe.

West Texas Intermediate crude finished the day at $57.42 a barrel, a drop of 5-cents or 0.09% for January 2018 futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Brent Crude in London fell $1.28 to reach $62.45 a barrel in trading for February 2018 crude. That’s a more than 2% drop.

Natural gas declined less than one percent in trading on the NYMEX, finishing trading on Monday at $2.98 MMbtu.

The trading results came as Bloomberg News reported crude stockpiles at Cushing dropped 2.4 million barrels in the week that ended Dec. 1



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