Oil extends gains on Middle East supply worries


Singapore, Jan. 4 (BNA): Oil prices rose on Thursday, adding to solid gains in the previous session.


Brent crude rose 38 cents, or 0.5%, to $78.63 a barrel by 0440 GMT.


U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 52 cents, or 0.7%, to $73.22, Reuters reported.

 

Both benchmarks rose by around 3% to settle higher for the for the first time in five days on Wednesday.


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