Oil Prices Slip on Concerns US-China Trade Deal May Not Boost Demand

Oil prices slipped on Wednesday on concerns that the pending Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China, the world’s biggest oil users, may not boost demand as the US intends to keep tariffs on Chinese goods until a second phase.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said late on Tuesday that tariffs on Chinese goods will remain in place until the completion of a second phase of a US-China trade agreement, even as both sides are expected to sign an interim deal later on Wednesday.

Brent crude was down…

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