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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 11:38 PM

Oil hits 10-week high to lead broad rally

Source: FT

Oil prices rallied more than $3 a barrel to their highest level in 10 weeks, leading a surge in commodity markets on the back of stronger than expected US employment data and a sharp fall in the dollar.

The price of benchmark Brent crude oil futures rose as much as $3.23 to a peak of $109.13 a barrel on Friday yesterday afternoon. Brent closed yesterday up $3.04 to $108.94.

The rally came as the dollar weakened 1.2 per cent against a basket of currencies, helping to trigger a sharp rise in commodity prices. A weaker dollar supports commodities, which are nearly all priced in dollars, by making them cheaper for non-US consumers.

Oil prices have risen 23 per cent from a low of less than $90 a barrel in mid-June, rallying 2.5 per cent over the past week.

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AllyCat Aug 2012 #1

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Sat Aug 4, 2012, 12:17 AM

1. And just like that, gasoline prices rose about 60 cents a gallon.

They were $3.33 here about 10 days ago. I passed a BP in Madison tonight that was $3.79 on my way to work, and $3.95 when I left 9 hours later.

But when the prices drop for a barrel of oil, it takes WEEKS for the gas prices to drop accordingly. Cheats.

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