The U.S. crude oil's price continued to crash allowing it to reach its lowest level in more than six years. Benchmark U.S. crude oil has fallen to $1.88 equivalent to 4% making it settle at $43.08 a barrel In New York City, which is at its lowest since March 2009. The front-month continuation contract for U.S. crude had previously struck a 2015 low of $42.03.
U.S. crude oil futures steadied on Tuesday after falling sharply a day earlier on worries about Greece's indebtedness and China's stock market losses, although charts indicated renewed selling could push prices into bear market territory.
Lifting a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude exports would create a wide range of jobs in the oil drilling supply chain and broader economy even in states that produce little or no oil, according to a report released on Tuesday.
Oil rallied again on Friday, with benchmark Brent crude having its largest two-week gain in 17 years, as falling oil rig counts and violence in producer Libya helped further stall a selloff that began in June.
Asian stocks rose on Thursday after upbeat U.S. employment data and a halt to a slide in oil tempered investor risk aversion, while the euro held near a nine-year low.
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