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U.S. crude settles 3 pct higher on Middle East tensions

NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) - U.S. crude futures jumped morethan 3 percent on Tuesday, snapping a string of two lowersettlements, on the threat of supply disruption in the MiddleEast as tensions escalate.

U.S. November crude rose $3.06, or 3.43 percent, tosettle at $92.39 a barrel, having traded from $89.29 to $92.91.

(Reporting by Robert Gibbons; Editing by Bob Burgdorfer)

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Keywords: ENERGY CRUDE/FUTURES