Oil prices were slightly higher on Wednesday with gains limited by the widening economic impact from the
coronavirus epidemic that started in China, although new confirmed cases fell for a second day in the province at the
centre of the outbreak.
Brent crude was up by 6 cents at $57.81 a barrel by 0149 GMT, while US oil was up 7 cents at $51.97 a barrel. Both
contracts started the Asian session trading lower.