Oil dipped below $70 a barrel for the first time since early October
The price of oil dipped below $70 a barrel, falling to a two-month low, amid continuing concerns over demand.
US crude for January delivery fell 84 cents to $69.81 a barrel, before settling at $70.13 as it lost ground for the seventh consecutive day.
London Brent crude fell 81 cents to $71.58 a barrel.
On Wednesday, the Energy Information Administration said US consumption of petroleum products fell to its lowest level for five months.
Meanwhile, it was reported that China's two biggest oil companies saw a rise in fuel inventories in November for the first time in three months.
Stocks held by PetroChina and Sinopec rose as domestic sales dropped, according to Reuters news agency.