Commodities Oil markets firm as Brent edges ever closer to $80 per barrel on tight market Updated : May 17, 2018 08:06 PM IST Brent crude futures were at $79.32 per barrel. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $71.68 a barrel, up 19 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last settlement. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.