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Brent, U.S. crude higher then choppy on ECB, data

NEW YORK, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Brent and U.S. crude futures extended gains on Thursday in choppy trading as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi held a news conference and after oil briefly pared increases on data showing U.S. jobless claims rose last week.

Brent crude was up $1.50 at $109.67 a barrel at 8:47 a.m. EDT (1247 GMT), having traded from $108.02 to $110.13.

U.S. crude was up 83 cents at $88.97, having traded from $87.91 to $89.23.

(Reporting by Robert Gibbons; Editing by Dale Hudson)

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Keywords: ENERGY CRUDE/FUTURES