Oil prices climb on drop in US oil stockpiles; solid demand outlook


By Sonali Paul MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Wednesday, extending overnight gains, after industry data showed a drop in U.S. crude inventories, which reinforced OPEC's robust demand outlook, and as the shutdown of the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline headed into a sixth day. U.S.

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 21 cents, or 0.3%, to $65.49 a barrel at 0013 GMT, adding to a 36 cent rise on Tuesday. Brent crude futures climbed 15 cents, or 0.2%, to $68.70 a barrel, adding to a 23 cent gain on Tuesday. "Crude.

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