OIL PRICE: NEAR $58
REUTERS - FEBRUARY 3, 2021 - Oil hit an 11-month high on Wednesday, boosted by a draw in U.S. crude and gasoline stocks, which fuelled demand recovery hopes as OPEC+ has forecast that the market will be in deficit in 2021.
Brent crude futures were up 48 cents, or 0.8%, to $57.94 a barrel at 0839 GMT, their highest since late February 2020.
The contract’s “backwardation” structure, where oil for nearby delivery is more expensive than…
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