Brent crude, a benchmark for many international oil varieties, was down 8 cents to $102.56 a barrel on Nymex.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

â¿¿ Wholesale gasoline lost 0.003 cents to $2.8256 a gallon.

â¿¿ Heating oil rose 0.01 cent to $2.8642 per gallon.

â¿¿ Natural gas added 5 cents to $4.336 per 1,000 cubic feet.

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Pamela Sampson in Bangkok contributed to this report.

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