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(Reuters) – Oil prices rose in early Asian trade on Tuesday after European Union leaders said they had agreed to cut 90% of oil imports from Russia by the end of this year.
futures for July, which will expire on Tuesday, gained 63 cents to $122.30 a barrel at 0012 GMT.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were trading at $117.65 a barrel, up $2.58 from Friday’s close. There was no settlement on Monday due to a U.S. public holiday.
The ban on Russian oil is expected to tighten a global crude market which has already been facing supply constraints amid post-pandemic demand recovery.