USD 63.9542

-0.06

EUR 71.1299

+0.23

BRENT 59.29

-0.01

AI-92 42.27

0

AI-95 46.03

0

AI-98 51.79

-0.04

Diesel

-46.16

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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.