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The relationship between currencies and crude is becoming a broken record. And Tuesday we again put the needle down and hit play.

While the dollar weakened today, crude futures bounced back after yesterday's sell-offs. Light, sweet crude for August delivery jumped up $1.74 to settle at $69.24 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The march upward came after tumultuous trading that saw the contract's price dip below the $67 range.

Plenty of oil stocks followed in step with crude prices by the afternoon.

Whiting Petroleum

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was up 3.3% near the closing bell, while

Canadian Natural Resource

(CNQ) - Get Canadian Natural Resources Limited Report

was changing hands up 2.3%.

Occidental Petroleum

(OXY) - Get Occidental Petroleum Corporation Report

was trading up 1.7% as

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Murphy Oil

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was taking on another 1.4% in gains by late afternoon.

On the other hand,

Devon Energy

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was losing ground on the day, down 12 cents to come to $56.19.

But the

Amex Oil Index

(XOI)

was staying out of negative territory, up 1.2% before the closing bell.

The eyes of the oil world will be focused on the Energy Information Administration's weekly crude inventory report due out tomorrow morning. Many are expecting the report to show a drop in crude oil supplies.

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