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*Libya exports in focus as down to 10 pct of capacity. LONDON, Oct 30- Brent edged higher above $109 a barrel on Wednesday as export disruptions in Libya cut supplies to Europe and Asia, while the benchmark U.S. contract fell towards $97 after a bigger-than-expected increase in inventories in the United States.
*Libya exports in focus as down to 10 pct of capacity. LONDON, Oct 30- Brent crude held firm near $109 a barrel on Wednesday as a bigger-than-expected increase in oil inventories in the United States was overshadowed by export disruptions in Libya. Brent crude for December delivery was up 15 cents at $109.16 a barrel by 0824 GMT, following a fall of 60 cents on Tuesday.
TOKYO, Oct 30- U.S. crude futures fell under $98 a barrel in Asian trading on Wednesday, as a higher-than-expected weekly stock build combined with declining worries about protracted disruptions to petroleum exports from OPEC member Libya. *NYMEX crude for December delivery was down 57 cents at $97.63 a barrel by 0020 GMT, after settling 48 cents lower on Tuesday.
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Brent was pressured by news that Scotland's Grangemouth refinery, which provides power for a major oil pipeline, will remain open, keeping streams of the North Sea crude that underpins the Brent contract flowing.
White House presses Senate to delay new Iran sanctions. SINGAPORE, Oct 25- Brent futures held near $107 a barrel on Friday on expectations that demand in top consumers China and the United States will recover, but easing concerns about supply from the Middle East kept the gains in check.
*White House presses Senate to delay new Iran sanctions. SINGAPORE, Oct 25- Brent futures rose above $107 a barrel on Friday, on expectations demand in top consumers China and the United States will recover, but easing supply concerns from the Middle East kept the gains in check.
*Anadarko to drill 2 deepwater wells in New Zealand. WELLINGTON, Oct 25- New Zealand is hoping the first deepwater wells to be drilled in the country in nearly 15 years will reignite interest in its offshore oil and gas basins, mostly ignored since some early discoveries in the 1970 s.
SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Brent crude futures edged up towards $108 a barrel on Thursday after positive economic data from China, the world's second-largest oil consumer, helped offset another rise in U.S. crude stockpiles that had depressed prices overnight.
S. crude spread briefly widens to more than $13. U.S. crude led the complex lower for much of the day, briefly pushing the contract's discount to international benchmark Brent crude out to more than $13 a barrel, the widest since April, before pulling back to $11 ahead of the settlement.
*Caterpillar falls after results, chipmakers also drop. NEW YORK, Oct 23- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as shares of Caterpillar and a group of chipmakers tumbled after they reported earnings, putting the S&P 500 on course to snap a four-session streak of record highs.
S. crude spread widens to more than $13. NEW YORK, Oct 23- U.S. oil prices fell 1.5 percent on Wednesday, extending one of the year's sharpest sell-offs, after government data showed a surprisingly large increase in crude supplies.
*Brent/WTI spread widens to $12 in heavy selling. SINGAPORE, Oct 23- Brent crude slipped below $110 a barrel on Wednesday after disappointing U.S. jobs data and a build in crude stockpiles raised concerns about oil demand in the world's largest oil consumer.
*Brent/WTI spread widens to nearly $12 in heavy selling. SINGAPORE, Oct 23- Brent crude edged lower under $110 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by a weak dollar as disappointing U.S. jobs data raised hopes the U.S. Brent crude oil futures slipped 15 cents to $109.82 a barrel by 0352 GMT, after earlier hitting a session-high of $110.06.
SINGAPORE, Oct 23- U.S. oil futures steadied above $98 a barrel on Wednesday, near their weakest level in almost four months, amid swelling crude stockpiles in the world's top consumer that kept Brent's premium to the U.S. contract at its widest since April. *U.S. crude for December delivery was off 5 cents at $98.25 a barrel by 0056 GMT.
NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. oil prices sank below $98 to their lowest in nearly four months on Tuesday, while European Brent held firm, as fears of a near-term U.S. crude surplus pushed the spread between the two oil contracts to its widest gap since April.
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NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. oil prices sank below $98 to their lowest in nearly four months on Tuesday, while European Brent held firm, as fears of a near-term U.S. crude surplus pushed the spread between the two oil contracts to its biggest three-day rout since early 2012..
*Riyadh to shift away from U.S. over Syria- source. WTI futures dropped below their 200- day moving average for the first time since June, while the closely watched Brent/WTI spread swelled by more than $1 for a third day running, hitting its widest mark since April 24 at over $11 a barrel.
*Riyadh to shift away from U.S. over Syria- source. LONDON, Oct 22- Brent crude oil rose above $110 per barrel on Tuesday, pulling its premium above U.S. light crude to the widest in six months, after news of a deterioration in relations between the United States and key OPEC oil producer Saudi Arabia.