Light, sweet crude oil contracts for July and August plunged by more than $3.50/bbl on May 23, marking the sharpest single-session drop since Dec. 24, 2018, and the lowest settlement since Mar. 12.

Brent crude oil prices also fell more than a $3/bbl on the London market with the July contract settling under $68/bbl. Analysts attributed the steep benchmark price drops on US-China trade relations as well as rising US oil supplies.

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