22 November 2011 11:12 [Source: ICIS news]
Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined “Crude futures gain on further sanctions against Iran” dated 22 November 2011, please read in the first paragraph ...to around $98/bbl... instead of ...above $98/bbl. In the second paragraph, please read …before easing back to around $97.97/bbl… instead of … before easing back to around $98/bbl ... A corrected story follows.LONDON (ICIS)--NYMEX light sweet crude futures gained more than $1/bbl on Tuesday to take the front month January contract to around $98/bbl on fears of Middle East instability after the US, UK and Canada imposed a fresh wave of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
By 10:30 GMT, January NYMEX crude had hit a high of $97.98/bbl, a gain of $1.06/bbl from the Monday close of $96.92/bbl, before easing back to around $97.97/bbl.
At the same time, January Brent crude on ICE Futures was trading around $107.64/bbl, having hit a high of $107.74/bbl, a gain of 86 cents/bbl from the previous close of $106.88/bbl.
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