New York, Oct 24 (EFE).- The price of Texas intermediate oil (WTI) opened this Tuesday with an increase of 0.11%, to $85.58 per barrel, after the big drop the day before.
At 9:01 local time (13:01 GMT), WTI futures for December delivery were up 9 cents from the previous day’s close.
However, the price has fluctuated up and down in these early hours on Tuesday, constantly going from green to red.
Yesterday, Texas crude fell sharply, nearly 3%, as diplomatic efforts to contain the conflict between Israel and Hamas intensifies.
European Union (EU) foreign ministers were on Monday inclined to call for a “humanitarian pause” in Gaza to allow aid to reach the strip, although it will be the community’s leaders who will decide on the matter at the summit. which they celebrate this Thursday and Friday in Brussels.
The ravages of the conflict continue to grow with each passing day: At least 5,791 people have died in the Gaza Strip, controlled by Hamas, due to Israeli bombings in retaliation for the attack by the Palestinian Islamist group on October 7 that left around 1,400 dead and more than 220 kidnapped.
Of the total number of deaths in Gaza, according to figures published on Monday by the Strip’s Ministry of Health, 40% are children, 22% are women and 5% are elderly. EFE