Crude Oil Hits Multi-Year Highs on Demand Recovery Hopes By –
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By Peter Nurse — Crude oil prices edged higher Friday, climbing to fresh multi-year highs boosted by renewed confidence in surging oil demand in the second half of the year.

By 6:30 AM ET, was up 0.4% at $70.59 a barrel, a day after their highest close since October 2018. was up 0.2% at $72.63, a day after closing at the highest since May 2019.


were down 0.8% at $2.1945 a gallon.

Earlier Friday, the International Energy Agency stated, in its , that the world will need a lot more oil from the group of top producers, known as OPEC+, as global demand is on track to return to pre-pandemic levels at the end of next year. 

“OPEC+ needs to open the taps to keep the world oil markets adequately supplied,” the Paris-based energy watchdog said, adding “in 2022 there is scope for the 24-member OPEC+ group, led by Saudi more...