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As Oil Plumbs New Depths, Someone Sees $80 a Barrel by December

As Brent crude oil closed on Wednesday at its lowest level since before OPEC and other nations agreed to cut output, someone bet half a million dollars on prices surging to $80 by year-end.Options to buy 10 million barrels of Brent crude for $80 a barrel in December traded Wednesday, far exceeding the next-largest contracts, according to exchange data compiled by Bloomberg.“That is clearly a geopolitical insurance premium,” Source Rigzone


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