On the final trading day of 2017, Brent crude futures were up, rising 23 cents to $66.39 a barrel, Reuters reported, noting that Brent broke through $67 earlier this week for the first time since May 2015. WTI crude futures were at $60.07 a barrel at 1150 GMT, up 23 cents or 0.4% from their last close, after hitting a June 2015 high of $60.32.

“Outages from Libya and also from the Forties field have pushed the price up,” Justin Urquhart Stewart, director at Seven Investment Management in Lond...

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