The price of WTI crude fell almost 20%, below $15 a barrel

The U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) barrel with contract expiration in May lost more than 18.7% and stood at $14.84 per unit in the first Asian operations. In the case of Texas, with maturity in June, the fall is much smaller, 5.75%, to $23.59. The North Sea Brent, of reference in Europe, fell 1.5% to $27.64 per barrel.