Oil futures finish lower on signs of rising OPEC+ tensions

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Oil futures fell on Thursday, giving back a small portion of what they gained a day earlier, on concerns that new restrictions on the back of growing cases of COVID-19 will weaken energy demand. Traders also weighed signs of rising tensions within OPEC+ after Bloomberg reported that officials from the United Arab Emirates questioned the benefits of being in the alliance of oil producers. December West Texas Intermediate crude fell 8 cents, or 0.2%, to settle at $41.74 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after gaining 0.9% on Wednesday.
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