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Oil gains as governments pledge support amid coronavirus chaos

Oil prices rose on Friday as governments around the world pledged a huge injection of funds and other measures to limit the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, despite fears the outbreak will destroy demand for oil.

Brent crude was up 22 cents, or 0.8%, at $26.56 a barrel by 0415 GMT. U.S. crude was up 42 cents, or 1.9%, at $23.02.

Both of the benchmarks are down nearly two-thirds this year and the slump in economic activity and fuel demand has forced massive retrenchment in investment by oil and other energy companies.

Reabold Resources plc (LON:RBD) is an investor in near-term, high growth upstream oil & gas projects where an injection of its capital facilitates near-term activity. Reabold’s assets include Monroe Swell, West Brentwood & Grizzly Island, in California, US and West Newton in the UK.