Crude oil prices ended higher Friday
Crude oil prices ended higher Friday to end consecutive falls in five straight days.
US light sweet crude for delivery in November rose 48 cents to $61.84 per barrel.
In London, the price of Brent North Sea crude for November delivery added 84 cents to close at $59.21 per barrel.
Crude oil prices had fallen for five straight days on global markets on Thursday to the lowest point for more than two months on evidence that energy demand was waning. US government figures showed that US fuel consumption averaged 19.9 million barrels per day during the past four weeks, 2.9 percent less than a year earlier.
On the support sector, imports of gasoline and other fuels jumped 26 percent to 4.5 million barrels last week, the highest since at least 1990, according to the Energy Department.