U.S. crude ends lower on euro zone concerns, demand worries

Reuters Middle East

NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) - U.S. crude futures fell on

Thursday, as a lowered growth forecast for the euro zone

reinforced worries about demand for petroleum and strengthened

the dollar and uncertainty about budget talks in the United

States continued to stoke investor caution.

U.S. January crude fell $1.62, or 1.84 percent, to

settle at $86.26 a barrel, having traded from $85.68 to $88.23.

(Reporting by Robert Gibbons; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

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