Agence France-PresseMay 23, 2013 13:01
Global oil prices sank on Thursday in line with sharp falls on world stock markets, as traders worried about weak Chinese manufacturing data, and the strong dollar following comments from Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke, dealers said.
Brent North Sea crude for delivery in July dived to a three-week low at $100.64 a barrel.
It later stood at $101.86, down 74 cents from Wednesday's closing level.
New York's main contract, light sweet crude for July, slipped 81 cents to $93.47 per barrel.