NEW YORK, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Brent and U.S. crude futures
pared gains on Wednesday after the Energy Information
Administration's inventory report showed U.S. crude inventories
rose last week, against a forecast for a drop, and also showed
sharp rises in products stockpiles.
Brent crude was up $1.07 to $109.08 a barrel at
10:42 a.m. EST (1542 GMT), after having reached $110.26. U.S.
crude was up 40 cents at $86.19 a barrel, after reaching
(Reporting by Robert Gibbons; Editing by Nick Zieminski)