New Delhi: Crude oil futures price on Friday fell by 0.29 per cent to Rs 5,077 per barrel as speculators trimmed positions amid a weak trend in the Asian trade on growing fears about the eurozone's debt problems.

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, crude oil for delivery in June shed Rs 15, or 0.29 per cent, to Rs 5,092 per barrel, with an open interest of 4,040 lots.

Similarly, the oil for July delivery moved down by Rs 14, or 0.28 per cent, to Rs 5,119 per barrel, with an open interest of 211 lots.

Marketmen said the fall in crude oil futures prices was mostly attributed to a weakening trend in Asian trade on growing fears about the eurozone's debt troubles.

Meanwhile, crude oil for delivery in July shed 25 cents to USD 90.41 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

(Agencies)

 

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