U.S. crude up $3 on Middle East geopolitical tensions

NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) - U.S. crude futures extended gains to $3 a barrel on Tuesday as the threat of supply disruption in a tense Middle East reinforced the geopolitical fear premium for oil and countered concerns about slower economic growth.

U.S. November crude was up $2.90 at $92.23 a barrel at 12:20 p.m. EDT (1620 GMT), having swung from $89.29 to $92.42.

(Reporting by Robert Gibbons; Editing by David Gregorio)

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