Corona-virus: Crude oil price drops further to $28 per barrel

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

/ by Joe Adams
Crude oil 
The price of Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, extended its decline on Tuesday, trading around $28 per barrel.

Brent, against which Nigeria’s crude is priced, fell by $1.40 to $28.65 per barrel as of 8:15pm Nigerian time on Tuesday, its lowest since January 2016.

The 2020 budget, which was signed by the President Muhammadu Buhari in December, was based on oil production of 2.18 million barrels per day with an oil price benchmark of $ 57 per barrel.

On Tuesday, the naira exchanged to the dollar between N365 and N369 at the Bureau De Change segment of the market.

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