Brent Crude’s Premium to WTI Widens for First Time in Three Days

North Sea Brent crude futures’ premium to West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark, widened for the first time in three days.

The difference between front-month Brent on the ICE Futures Europe exchange and WTI on the New York Mercantile Exchange increased to $16.58 a barrel as of 8:30 a.m. London time from $16.37 at yesterday’s settlement, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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