Crude oil rises on fresh Russia-Ukraine war warnings

February 21, 2022 02:06 PM AEDT | By Arpit Verma
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  • Crude oil prices rose on Monday.
  • The US and European Union made it ultra-clear that Russia would face sanctions if it invades Ukraine.
  • The revival of Iran's 2015 nuclear deal could bring 1Mbpd of oil into the market to cool the boiling crude oil prices.

Crude oil gains more than US$1 during the early trading session on Monday on rising fears over possible conflict between Russia and Ukraine. At the same time, the US and European Union made it ultra-clear that Russia would face sanctions it invades Ukraine. 

Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission stated that Russia would be cut off from international financial markets if it invades its neighbor.

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May delivery Brent Crude oil futures last traded at US$90.94 per barrel down 0.49%, whereas April delivery WTI crude oil futures traded 0.63% down at US$89.64 per barrel as of 21 February 2022 at 12:44 PM AEDT.

Russian Sanctions

The situation will become worse if Russia invades Ukraine as the West has already threatened Russia with new sanctions if it attacks Ukraine.

Falling oil prices

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At the same time, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi says that any sanctions that may be imposed on Russia by the European Union should not include energy imports.

The decision on salvaging Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers is on the verge of finalisation but success depended on the political will of those involved.

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Bottom Line

Crude oil prices rose more than 1% on Monday on rising fears over possible conflict between Russia and Ukraine.


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