Brent crude, used to price many kinds of oil imported by U.S. refineries, fell 77 cents to finish at $106.34 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

In other energy futures trading on the Nymex:

â¿¿ Heating oil fell 4 cents to end at $2.96 a gallon.

â¿¿ Natural gas rose 5 cents to finish at $3.95 per 1,000 cubic feet.

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Pamela Sampson in Bangkok and Pablo Gorondi in Budapest contributed to this report.

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