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Light oil price holds at $86, awaits latest US oil stock data

Light oil prices are holding around the $86 mark in trading on Tuesday as investors await the latest US crude oil stock data from a government report due out on Wednesday.

Light crude oil futures for June 2010 delivery was at $85.93 a barrel at midday Singapore time on the NYMEX. Yesterday, Light oil prices reach $87.15 in busy trading, befor dropping back slightly.

“The previous high was $87.09 and after that the market just dropped and we saw the same thing when the market went up to $87.15 (Monday) before going back down.” said Clarence Chu, a Singapore-based oil trader with Hudson Capital Energy.

“Throughout this move higher, signs that the world economy is recovering have trumped everything else,” Cameron Hanover said in a report. “The economy has so far ignored signs that higher oil prices are making it that much harder for the recovery to maintain its pace.”

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