Oil prices fall on expected climb in U.S. production

April 18, 2017 By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices fell in thin trade on Tuesday after the Easter holiday break shut many markets for as long as four days and as a U.S. government report indicated rising production. Benchmark Brent crude futures were down 9 cents at $55.27 at 0058 GMT. They ended a quiet session on Monday down 53 cents at $55.36, after rising the three previous weeks. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were also down 9 cents at $52.56 a barrel. They settled down…

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