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US crude up $1, tests recent highs as Middle East supports

NEW YORK, Oct 10 (Reuters) - U.S. crude futures extended gains to more than $1 on Wednesday, testing resistance at highs from late September and earlier this month just above $93.30, as Middle East tensions continued to support oil prices.

U.S. November crude was up 80 cents at $93.19 a barrel at 10:41 a.m. EDT (1441 GMT). It had traded from $91.57 to $93.43, the highest since prices reached $93.84 intraday on Sept. 21, according to Reuters data.

(Reporting by Robert Gibbons; Editing by Dale Hudson)

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Keywords: ENERGY CRUDE/FUTURES