Oil price up after attack on US consulate in Libya

Oil traded above $97 a barrel Thursday in Asia after the attach which killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sparking new worries about the security situation in the Middle East.

Benchmark crude was up 6 cents at $97.07 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 16 cents Wednesday to end at $97.01 per barrel in New York.

Brent crude was up 16 cents at $115.49 a barrel on the ICE Futures Exchange in London.

(Source: Huffington Post)

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