Brent crude, the benchmark for international crudes used by many U.S. refineries, was up $2.41, or 2.2 percent, to $110.60 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.
In other energy futures trading in New York:
â¿¿ Wholesale gasoline rose 8 cents to $2.74 per gallon.
â¿¿ Natural gas fell 3 cents to $3.71 per 1,000 cubic feet.â¿¿ Heating oil rose 4 cents to $3.04 per gallon. ___ Pablo Gorondi in Budapest and Pamela Sampson in Bangkok contributed to this report.