Brent crude was steady on Friday, as global oil demand remains low with the coronavirus outbreak while the oil output decline in Libya countered these concerns.

The international benchmark was trading at $58.08 per barrel at 0718 GMT on Friday for a 0.09% decline after closing Thursday at $58.13 a barrel.

American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI), on the other hand, was at $52.93 a barrel at the same time for a 0.09% gain after ending the previous session at $52.88 per barrel.

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