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Oil rises to $69

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LONDON – Oil rose to about $69 a barrel on Monday, supported by Middle East tensions and OPEC-led supply cuts, though concern over the U.S.-China trade dispute and global economy capped gains.

Supply cuts – both voluntary by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies, plus those resulting from U.S. sanctions – have helped Brent crude, the global benchmark, rise by 29 percent this year.

Brent was up 48 cents at $69.17 a barrel by 1143 GMT, having fallen by about 4.5% last week. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude rose 3 cents to $58.66



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