USD 65.6196

-0.64

EUR 72.8312

-0.67

BRENT 58.63

-1.32

AI-92 42.28

+0.02

AI-95 46.05

+0.01

AI-98 51.75

+0.02

Diesel 45.99

+0.03

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Saudi Terrorists Caused Surge in Crude Oil PriceS

Oil prices pushed above $US66 a barrel on Friday after Saudi Arabia announced the arrests of 172 Islamic militants

Oil prices pushed above $US66 a barrel on Friday after Saudi Arabia announced the arrests of 172 Islamic militants, some of whom planned to attack oil fields.

Us light, sweet crude for June delivery rose sharply to $US1.40 at $US66.46 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Brent crude settled US76 cents higher at $US68.41 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

Petrol futures settled up US7.1 cents on the Nymex at $US2.3613 after falling earlier.