Crude oil contracts for October delivery traded lower by Rs 35, or 0.86 per cent, at Rs 4,048 per barrel.
New Delhi: Crude oil futures fell 0.86 per cent to Rs 4,048 per barrel on Wednesday as speculators booked profits at existing levels, amid subdued spot demand.
Crude oil contracts for October delivery traded lower by Rs 35, or 0.86 per cent, at Rs 4,048 per barrel with a business volume of 14,562 lots on the Multi Commodity Exchange.
Crude oil contracts for November delivery traded lower by Rs 38, or 0.93 per cent, at Rs 4,050 per barrel in a business turnover of 138 lots.
Analysts said the fall in crude oil futures was in tune with a weak trend in domestic markets, where it slipped on profit-booking by speculators.
Meanwhile, the West Texas Intermediate shed 0.75 per cent to USD 56.86 per barrel, while global benchmark Brent was down 0.95 per cent to USD 62.50 per barrel in New York.