World crude oil futures fell slightly on Thursday on U.S. weekly energy stocks data
World crude oil futures fell slightly on Thursday on U.S. weekly energy stocks data, after the tensions between Iran and British eased.
Light, sweet crude for May delivery lost 10 cents to $64.28 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Brent crude for May delivery fell 16 cents to $68.24 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.
The U.S. Department of Energy said on Thursday that its crude stockpiles rose by 4.3 million barrels to 332.7 million barrels last week. Domestic gasoline inventories fell by 5 million barrels to 205.2 million barrels.
Iran made a surprising move on Wednesday by releasing the 15 British sailors 13 days after it detained them for "illegal entry" into Iranian waters which had strained relations between Tehran and London.