Despite Middle East violence (I, II) dominating today's news and U.S. oil inventories...

|By:, SA News Editor

Despite Middle East violence (I, II) dominating today's news and U.S. oil inventories unexpectedly rising, Brent crude rose 0.2% and West Texas futures fell, while stocks with exposure to Libyan and Egyptian oil made little noise. Eni (E) and Total (TOT), European producers with exposure to Libya, inched higher; Apache (APA), with significant production in Egypt, rose 0.8%.