Brent pares gain, US crude extends loss in choppy trade after EIA

Reuters Middle East

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Brent crude futures pared gains

and U.S. crude extended losses in choppy trading Thursday after

the Energy Information Administration's weekly inventory report

showed U.S. crude oil stocks rose last week.

Expiring December Brent crude was up $1.17 at

$110.78 a barrel at 11:12 a.m. EST (1612 GMT). It was up about

$1.25 ahead of the data.

U.S. December crude was down 45 cents at $85.87 a

barrel. It was down about 15 cents ahead of the EIA report.

The rise in crude oil stocks was less than what was expected

by analysts surveyed by Reuters.

(Reporting by Robert Gibbons; editing by John Wallace)

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