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Oil prices pare gains as fears ease on Venezuelan exports

Updated : May 01, 2019 12:58 PM IST

Prices rose after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for military backing to end Maduro's rule, but pared gains after the government said state-run oil company PDVSA's operations were not disrupted and top military leaders remained loyal.
Brent crude futures hit a session high of $73.27 per barrel and settled 76 cents, or 1.1 percent, higher at $72.80. Last week, Brent hit a six-month high above $75.
US crude futures closed at $63.91, up 41 cents, or 0.7 percent, on the day, after hitting a session high at $64.75.

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