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NYMEX-U.S. crude settles higher on Middle East tensions

NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) - U.S. crude futures jumped morethan 3 percent on Tuesday after two lower settlements, boostedby the threat of supply disruption in the Middle East astensions escalate.

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SETTLE NET PCT LOW HIGH CURRENT DAY AGOCHNG CHNG VOL VOLCLc1 92.39 3.06 3.4% 89.29 92.91 350,298 202,688CLc2 92.78 3.05 3.4% 89.69 93.30 119,450 89,837LCOc1 114.50 2.68 2.4% 111.97 114.72 205,849 168,659

RBc1 2.9587 0.0656 2.3% 2.8986 2.9825 39,435 46,581

RBc2 2.8259 0.0636 2.3% 2.7670 2.8403 38,415 35,557

HOc1 3.2032 0.0589 1.9% 3.1491 3.2156 57,114 51,708

HOc2 3.1806 0.0542 1.7% 3.1305 3.1932 38,363 32,881

TOTAL MARKET VOLUME OPEN INTERESTCURRENT Oct 08 30D AVG Oct 08 NET CHNGCRUDE 703,234 422,895 523,837 1,557,253 12,920RBOB 120,286 118,568 151,022 292,739 952HO 154,234 129,647 150,741 318,271 4

(Reporting by Robert Gibbons; Editing by David Gregorio)

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