Speculation of a rise in US fuel inventories pulls down crude prices

Crude oil prices declined in the global markets amidst speculations of a rise in US fuel inventories due to the reopening of a major port for tanker deliveries and forecasts of a warmer winter.

In the after-hours electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, crude oil for December settlement declined by $1.25 to $59.50 per barrel. The contract traded at $59.72 per barrel.

Brent crude for December delivery fell by $1.28 to $59.80 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.