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Cold snap drives oil prices higher

02-10-2012 14:21 BJT

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Oil prices have risen in the world's main trading markets.

Brent crude, hitting six-month highs, rose by 1.39 dollars to finish above 118.6 dollars a barrel in London on Thursday.

Benchmark crude was up 1.13 dollars to about 99.8 a barrel on Thursday in New York.

In the US, retail gasoline prices were flat at a national average of about 3.5 dollars per gallon.

Freezing weather in Europe, Middle East tensions spawned by Iran's nuclear program, and rising violence in Syria provided further support to oil futures.



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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