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Oil prices rise on Ukraine fears

Oil prices rose in Asian trade Tuesday on renewed fears about Ukraine after pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk. New York's main contract West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery rose 46 cents to $100.90 a barrel in mid-morning trade and Brent North Sea crude for May gained 31 cents to $106.13.

Oil prices rise on Ukraine fears

Oil prices rose in Asian trade Tuesday on renewed fears about Ukraine after pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk. New York's main contract West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery rose 51 cents to $100.95 a barrel in afternoon trade and Brent North Sea crude for May gained 26 cents to $106.08.

Gas prices continue to rise, reaching $3.61 for a gallon of regular gasoline

CAMARILLO, Calif. - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has risen 5 cents in the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.61, the highest price in Lundberg's twice-monthly surveys since late July 2013. But the current price is 4 cents under its year ago point. Midgrade costs an average of $3.79 a gallon, and premium $3.94. The average diesel price is $4.00, down 2 cents.

Oil prices continue to rise ahead of US jobs report that is expected to show pickup in hiring

Oil prices climbed Friday ahead of a monthly U.S. jobs report that is expected to show a pickup in hiring. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was up 67 cents to $100.96 a barrel at 0915 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract gained 67 cents Thursday to close at $100.29.

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

Oil prices were mixed in subdued Asian trade Friday as dealers stood on the sidelines bracing for the release of a key US jobs report, analysts said. New York's West Texas Intermediate for May delivery rose four cents to $100.33 a barrel in mid-morning trade while Brent North Sea crude for May was down two cents at $106.13. The US non-farm payrolls data to be released later Friday is expected to show the US economy added 195,000 jobs in March, up from 175,000 in February, and the unemployment rate ticked down to 6.6 percent from 6.7 percent.

Brent oil strikes five-month low

Brent oil prices hit a five-month low on Wednesday as traders tracked easing geopolitical jitters and set aside weekly inventories data in top global crude consumer the United States. Brent North Sea crude for May delivery fell as low as $103.95 in afternoon London deals. It later stood at $104.51 per barrel, down $1.11 from Tuesday. New York's West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May dipped 22 cents to $99.52 a barrel. CMC Markets analyst Jasper Lawler said falling prices were "likely as a result of reduced geopolitical tensions" between Ukraine and Russia.

China house price rises slow in March

Price rises for new homes in China slowed in March for the third straight month, an independent survey showed, as authorities say they are looking to curb high housing costs. The average price of a new home in 100 major cities rose 10.04 percent year-on-year in March to 11,002 yuan ($1,775) per square metre, according to the China Index Academy which compiled the survey, released late Monday. The increase compared with a rise of 10.79 percent in February, according to the academy, the research unit of real estate website operator Soufun.

Oil prices gain on US optimism, concerns over Ukraine

Global oil prices rose on Friday spurred by upbeat US economic indicators, concerns over supply disruptions in Africa, and Russia's mobilization of troops to the Ukraine border. New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in May, gained 39 cents to $101.67 a barrel. Brent North Sea crude for May added 24 cents to stand at $108.07 a barrel in London deals.

Oil rises above $99 a barrel after US, EU expand sanctions against Russia

The price of oil rose above US$99 a barrel Friday as the United States and the European Union expanded sanctions against Russia and warned of possible penalties against its energy industry. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery rose 56 cents at settle at US$99.46 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The day before, it had dropped 27 cents.

Oil slips on easing Ukraine tensions, strong dollar

Global oil prices dipped Thursday, hit by easing geopolitical tensions over Ukraine, and also by the strong dollar after the US Federal Reserve hinted at hiking interest rates soon. Brent North Sea crude for May sank to $105.60 in early morning trade, touching the lowest level since February. It later stood at $105.73, down 12 cents from Wednesday's closing level. New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in April delivery, dipped 29 cents to $100.08 a barrel.
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