Oil Prices Fall For a Third Session In a Row

By Myra P. Saefong Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Oil prices settled lower on Thursday, down a third straight session. Record U.S. stockpiles of crude oil fed concerns over a global glut of supplies, despite expectations that U.S. demand for gasoline is set to grow in the run up to the summer driving season. May West Texas Intermediate crude lost 34 cents, or 0.7%, to settle at $47.70 a barrel, with the contract marking its lowest finish since late November.

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