Oil prices hit 2019 highs after US says to end all Iran sanction waivers
Updated : April 23, 2019 01:19 PM IST
Brent crude futures were at $74.58 per barrel at 0628 GMT, up 0.7 percent from their last close and their highest level since November 2018.
US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures marked their strongest since October 2018 at $65.10 per barrel, up 0.8 percent from their previous settlement.
The United States on Monday demanded that buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions, ending six months of waivers which allowed Iran's eight biggest buyers, most of them in Asia, to continue buying limited volumes.
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