) -- Oil futures were moving slightly higher on Monday morning, as investors continued appraising oil demand figures, economic recovery info and dollar movements, among other macro trends.

Benchmark crude for delivery in November was slightly higher by 14 cents at $66.16 during electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The front-month contract settled at $66.02 on Friday after gaining 13 cents on the day.

Shares of several major oil operations were mixed on Monday morning.

Exxon Mobil

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shares were putting on 20 cents at $68.90 before the opening bell.

Royal Dutch Shell


was up to $57.58 after adding 3 cents.

But several others were moving in negative territory during premarket trading. Shares of


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were losing 20 cents at $70.46. American depositary receipts for


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were also sliding 20 cents at $52.72.


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was changing hands slightly lower, down 2 cents at $45.04.

-- Written by Sung Moss in New York

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