Oil price up after attack on US consulate in Libya
BANGKOK (AP) — Oil traded above $97 a barrel Thursday in Asia after an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya and the killing of the U.S. ambassador there sparked new worries about unrest 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.
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