USD 66.263

-0.52

EUR 73.4989

-0.48

BRENT 59.59

-0.72

AI-92 42.26

+0.01

AI-95 46.04

+0.02

AI-98 51.73

-0.01

Diesel 45.96

+0.01

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Oil Prices Gained Awaiting OPEC Meeting

Oil prices were higher in Asian trade Thursday ahead of a ministerial meeting of the OPEC

Oil prices were higher in Asian trade Thursday ahead of a ministerial meeting of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Counties in Vienna, dealers said.

They said the market was also helped by a steadier performance on Wall Street overnight after the sharp plunge on Tuesday.

At 10:40 am, New York's main contract, light sweet crude for April delivery, was up 20 cents to $58.36 a barrel from $58.16 in late US trade.

Brent North Sea crude for April was eight cents higher at $61.14.