Andres Guerra Luz and Grant Smith

Business, Fuel

Oil Surges With High Hopes Ahead of Federal Reserve Meeting

A valve wheel sits attached to crude oil pipework in a Russian oilfield on Aug. 16. A valve wheel sits attached to crude oil pipework in a Russian oilfield on Aug. 16. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Oil extended gains above $40 a barrel in New York as shrinking crude stockpiles and speculation that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low raised hopes that an economy ravaged by the pandemic may be on the mend.

September 16, 2020