국제유가가 지난 주의 기록적인 70달라선에서 약 8%나 하락했습니다. 이같은 유가 하락은 선진 공업국들이 카트리나 태풍으로 인한 산유 중단 사태를 보충하기 위해 비상 비축유를 방출하기 시작한다는 2일의 발표를 반영하는 것입니다.

런던 시장에서 5일 10월 인도분 원유 가격은 배럴당 64달라 70센트로 2일의 폐장가보다 근 1달라 50센트가 떨어졌습니다.

 

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World oil prices have fallen about eight-percent from last week's 70-dollar high.

The markets are reacting to Friday's announcement that industrialized nations were releasing emergency reserves to make up for interruptions caused by Hurricane Katrina.

In London today (Monday), the price of a barrel of crude oil for October delivery dropped to 64-dollars and 70-cents, falling nearly one-dollar and 50-cents from Friday's close. New York markets are closed for the Labor Day holiday.

Analysts say the release of two million barrels of oil per day from International Energy Agency strategic stockpiles will ease the oil crisis in the United States caused by Katrina.

The devastating hurricane shut down refineries, offshore production, oil imports and shipping throughout the entire U.S. Gulf Coast region.