Oil Prices Near $100/Barrel as Tensions Rise Around Russia-Ukraine

Houston, TX, February 23, 2022-Oil prices rose on Monday over the stand-off between Russia and the West over Ukraine, adding to supply concerns that have kept oil prices near $100 a barrel, reports Reuters.

“Brent crude futures jumped $2.74, or 2.91%, to $96.28 a barrel by 2 p.m. ET. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose $2.79, or 3,06%, to $93.86 a barrel at 1915 GMT.

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