Agence France-PresseJune 6, 2013 07:20
A sharper-than-expected drop in US crude oil supplies lifted New York oil prices Wednesday, while Brent slipped in London trade.
New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) light sweet crude for July delivery closed at $93.74 a barrel, a gain of 43 cents from Tuesday.
Brent North Sea crude for delivery in July, the European benchmark, dipped 20 cents to $103.04 a barrel.
The New York oil market got a lift after the US Department of Energy reported the country's crude stockpiles had plunged by 6.3 million barrels in the week to May 31.