Oil closes at highest level since March on vaccine trials, Biden transition

Oil rose about 4% on Tuesday to touch highs not seen since March as a third promising coronavirus vaccine raised hope for fuel- demand recovery and US President-elect Joseph Biden began his transition to the White House.   Brent crude settled at $47.86 a barrel, gaining $1.80, or 3.9%.

US West Texas Intermediate crude settled at $44.91 a barrel, rising $1.85, or 4.3%.   Both benchmarks ended at their highest close since March 5.   AstraZeneca on Monday said that its Covid-19 vaccine was 70% effective in trials.....

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