Oil prices rose Monday as positive news on exports from
Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for July delivery gained
Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, rose
The surge in exports reinforced confidence that the U.S. and European recoveries will drive stronger demand for commodities, including oil.
On Friday, U.S. employment figures also suggested stronger demand for oil. Employers added 217,000 jobs in May, the fourth straight month of decent growth.
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