Oil steady as US producers, refiners avoid worst of Hurricane Laura

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Friday as a massive storm raced inland past the heart of the U.S. oil industry in Louisiana and Texas without causing any widespread damage to refineries. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 3 cents, or 0.1%, to $43.

01 a barrel as of 0409 GMT. WTI is on track to rise 1.6% rise this week, for a fourth straight week of gains. Brent crude futures for October, set to expire on Friday, rose 2 cents to $45.11 a barrel, heading for a 1.7% weekly gain..

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