Saturday, October 22, 2011
Crude Oil Rises On Hopes of Euro Zone Deal
Prices jumped as trading opened in New York and were up as much as 3% in midmorning trade before settling back. Light, sweet crude for December delivery ended the day up $1.33, or 1.6%, to $87.40 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude on the ICE Futures Europe exchange settled 20 cents lower, or 0.2%, to $109.56 a barrel.
Traders and analysts said the market rose on the belief that European leaders will finally put forth a comprehensive settlement to the European credit crunch that has plagued markets on and off for the last year and a half. Government and finance officials were to hold a series of meetings in Brussels this weekend; French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a joint statement saying they would put forth a plan by Wednesday......Read the entire Rigzone article.
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