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Brent crude gains $1 on Middle East supply worry

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LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Brent crude oil rose by$1 on Thursday, lifted by escalating tension between Syria andTurkey, maintenance in the North Sea and a supply crunch in oilproducts.

By 0818 GMT Brent crude oil was at $115.20 per barrel afterreaching $115.33. It was on track for its highest close in amonth.

(Reporting by Simon Falush; editing by James Jukwey)

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Keywords: BRENT/RISE