USD 73.2351

+0.08

EUR 85.956

+0.03

BRENT 45.48

+0.18

AI-92 43.34

-0.01

AI-95 47.57

-0.03

AI-98 53

+0.01

Diesel 47.93

+0.01

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Crude Slid From Monday High

Crude oil prices fell Tuesday as OPEC lifted oil output by 2 million bpd

Crude oil prices fell Tuesday as OPEC lifted oil output by 2 million bpd and traders took profits gained from a new hurricane threat.

Light, sweet crude for October delivery, New York's main contract, declined 1.16 dollars to close at $66.23 a barrel.

Meanwhile, Brent crude dropped $1.41 to settle at $64.20 a barrel on London's International Petroleum Exchange.

The US National Hurricane Center upgraded Rita to a Category 2 hurricane Tuesday afternoon. The storm, sweeping across the Florida Keys, could reach Category 4 strength as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico.