Brent crude, used to price international varieties of oil, rose 6 cents to end at $118.72 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.
In other energy futures trading on the Nymex:
— Wholesale gasoline fell 1 cent to finish at $3.04 a gallon.
— Natural gas rose 8 cents to end at $3.31 per 1,000 cubic feet.
— Heating oil fell 2 cents to finish at $3.22 a gallon.
Pamela Sampson in Bangkok and Pablo Gorondi in Budapest contributed to this report.
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