UPDATE 3-Brent slips after strong U.S. data boosts dollar
* U.S. durable goods orders, house prices rise strongly
* ECB President Draghi sees recovery by year end
* Coming Up: U.S. EIA weekly crude stocks at 1430 GMT
(Recasts, updates prices, changes dateline from previous SINGAPORE)
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Brent crude prices fell on Wednesday after strong U.S. data boosted the dollar and reinforced prospects of the Federal Reserve winding down its stimulus programme.
A pledge by the European Central Bank to keep its economic support in place offered some support to oil prices.
The crude oil benchmark is down more than 8 percent for the quarter, its third quarterly loss in a row, having dropped after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke last week laid out a roadmap to slow the pace of bond buying and on concerns over economic slowdown in China.
Brent crude for August delivery fell 17 cents to $101.09 a barrel by 0955 GMT. U.S. crude slipped 53 cents to $94.79 a barrel, after losing earlier more than a dollar.
U.S. data showing strong gains in orders for durable goods, the largest annual increase in house prices in seven years and rising consumer confidence bolstered speculation that the Fed would roll back its economic stimulus programme.
It has also supported the U.S. currency, making dollar-traded oil more expensive for investors in foreign currencies.
"The strengthening of the dollar, particularly against emerging markets currencies is having an impact," said Olivier Jakob, analyst at Petromatrix in Switzerland.
"The U.S. data yesterday was better than expected and Bernanke had said that if conditions improved there would be an end to the Fed's quantitative easing," he added.
At the same time, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Wednesday that the ECB was nowhere near exiting its accommodative monetary policy while seeing gradual recovery in the region by the end of the year.
"Central bankers did their best to calm the nerves after the Fed's hint last week on exiting its stimulus... Both the ECB and the BoE (Bank of England) sought to give re-assurance that they still see monetary stimulus as the best way to handle their economies," said PVM analyst Tamas Varga.
Industry data showing a much smaller-than-estimated drop in U.S. crude oil inventories last week, pointing to slow demand in the world's top consumer, also weighed on prices.
U.S. crude inventories fell by 28,000 barrels for the week to June 21, data from the American Petroleum Institute showed, well below a forecast drop of 1.7 million barrels based on a Reuters poll of analysts.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration will release its stockpiles report later on Wednesday.
"The market is still oversupplied, OPEC is still pumping at around 30 million barrels, and demand is flat. So unless we see some change on production, I expect to see an overhang going into the summer," said Carl Larry, president of Houston-based consultancy Oil Outlook and Opinions LLC.
(Additional reporting by Luke Pachymuthu; Editing by Manolo Serapio Jr. and by Anthony Barker)