Agence France-PresseMarch 25, 2014 15:35
Global oil prices climbed on Tuesday after data showed key crude consumer China imported more record amounts last month, dealers said.
New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in May, gained nine cents to $99.69 a barrel.
Brent North Sea crude for May rose 33 cents to stand at $107.14 a barrel, from Monday's closing level.
"The focus today has been on inventories following news overnight that China's crude inventories rose to a new high in February following two months of record imports," said Saxo Bank analyst Ole Hansen.