Oil prices sank about 6% alongside equities, as continued coronavirus lockdowns in China, the top oil importer, fed worries about the demand outlook.
Brent crude fell $6.45, or 5.7%, to settle at $105.94 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude fell $6.68, or 6.1%, to settle at $103.09 a barrel. Both contracts have gained about 35% so far this year.
Global financial markets have been spooked by concerns over interest rate hikes and recession worries as tighter and wider COVID-19 lockdowns in China led to slower export growth in the world's No. 2 economy in April.
Crude imports by China in the first four months of 2022 fell 4.8% from a year ago, but April imports were up nearly 7%.
China's Iranian oil imports in April came off peak volumes seen in late 2021 and early 2022 as demand from independent refiners weakened after COVID lockdowns pummelled fuel margins and on growing imports of lower-priced Russian oil.
Wall Street stock indexes fell and the dollar hit a two-decade high , making oil more expensive for holders of other currencies.
Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, lowered crude prices for Asia and Europe for June.
In Russia, oil output rose in early May from April and production has stabilized, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak was cited as saying, after output fell in April as Western countries imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.