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Stronger dollar pushes up Europeans' bills for oil

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited by Clara Germani / October 6, 1981


European importers are paying the equivalent of up to $11 a barrel more for their oil than they were in January because of the strength of the US dollar since then, the Petroleum Intelligence Weekly reports.

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The oil newsletter said the price of oil in dollars, the oil industry's working currency, had declined since January -- the weighted average is now between $33 and $34 a barrel, from just over $35 at the start of the year. But it said import costs in terms of local currencies had soared so that Europeans now pay the per-barrel equivalent of $5 to $11 extra.