USD 61.4654

-0.07

EUR 68.2082

-0.33

BRENT 64.74

-0.43

AI-92 42.48

+0.02

AI-95 46.11

+0.02

AI-98 52.26

0

Diesel 48.08

-0.03

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Oil Prices Slid a Bit On Futures Contract Expiration

Oil prices were flat in Asian trading Tuesday on a lack of driving factors ahead of the expiration of the contract this week

Oil prices were flat in Asian trading Tuesday on a lack of driving factors ahead of the expiration of the contract this week.

Light, sweet crude for May delivery was down just 3 cents to $63.58 a barrel in Asian electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Slow trading is not unusual ahead of a contract's expiration. The May futures contract expires Friday.

The Brent contract for June delivery was up 32 cents to $67.57 a barrel.