Drop in U. S. oil stocks pushes up prices

(AGI) Singapore, July 17 - Oil prices rose on Asian markets asa sharper than expected contraction in U.S. weekly crude stocksmeant a likely increase in demand. New York WTI rose 24 centsto 101.44 dollars a barrel and London Brent was up 2 cents at107.19 dollars a barrel. . .

(AGI) Singapore, July 17 - Oil prices rose on Asian markets asa sharper than expected contraction in U.S. weekly crude stocksmeant a likely increase in demand. New York WTI rose 24 centsto 101.44 dollars a barrel and London Brent was up 2 cents at107.19 dollars a barrel. . .