Futures were down 8 cents in NY after erasing an earlier 1.9% increase, heading for the steepest weekly decline since May.
Once more, crude trading on Friday demonstrated that skyrocketing tensions between the USA and Iran are no match for overstated concerns about waning demand and oversupply, as West Texas Intermediate dropped 7 percent for the week and Brent lost about 5.5 percent for the week, the steepest losses for both benchmarks since late May. A US warship "immediately destroyed" the drone that approached the USS Boxer, President Donald Trump said on Thursday at the White House.
Brent for September settlement rose 74 cents to $62.67 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe Exchange.
Gains are also being supported by indications that the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut rates aggressively to support the economy.
The US military shot down an Iranian drone that came within 1,000 metres of one of its naval vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, President Donald Trump said last night.
Hong Kong leader condemns 'rioters' for Sunday's violence
Though it was described as a silent march, they chanted " Carrie Lam Step Down", and " Hong Kong People Aid Oil" among themselves. Triad gangs, he said, "may act as agitators for either side, or simply take actions to protect their own interests".
England star Guscoth out of World Cup after rupturing Achilles
Earlier on in the day - during session 1 - Australia, New Zealand, Barbados and Zimbabwe all made winning starts. At the end of the first quarter, England led 15-6 and the lead was up to 13 goals, 31-18, at halftime.
Kosovo PM resigns after being summoned to Hague war crimes court
This marks the second time Haradinaj has stepped down from the prime minister's seat as a result of accusations from The Hague. His current term as prime minister began in September 2017.
Also on Thursday, two influential Federal Reserve officials sharpened the public case for acting to support the USA economy, reviving bets the central bank may deliver a larger-than-expected cut this month.
Slowing oil demand growth and a persistent global glut will cap oil prices and keep them from rising too much, barring serious escalations in geopolitical tensions, Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), said on Friday.
Meanwhile, U.S. energy firms this week reduced the number of oil rigs operating for a third week in a row as drillers follow through on plans to cut spending.
They will not bring a major change in the current markets but will be helpful in the medium and longer term. -China trade spat, Birol told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.
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