New Delhi, Jun 13 Crude oil futures slipped 0.29 per cent to Rs 4,465 per barrel today, in step with a weak trend in Asia, as traders cut down their exposure.
Crude oil for delivery in the current month fell by Rs 13, or 0.29 per cent, to Rs 4,465 per barrel, with a business volume of 1,551 lots at the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX).
Also, oil prices for July delivery moved down Rs 10, or 0.22 per cent, to trade at Rs 4,479 per barrel, with a business volume of 51 lots.
Analysts said the fall in crude oil futures was mostly in tune with a weak trend in Asian trade, pulled down by rising supplies in the US and expectations that voluntary production cuts led by producer cartel OPEC could be loosened.
The US benchmark West Texas Intermediate fell 44 cents, or 0.7 per cent to USD 65.92, while Brent, the international benchmark for oil prices, was 39 cents, or 0.5 per cent lower at USD 75.49 a barrel.