Crude oil futures were little changed in early Asian trade Friday, having risen in the previous session after a decline in U.S. oil inventories offset a non-eventful OPEC meeting.
Benchmark front-month Western Texas Intermediate light, sweet crude oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange were last up 0.1 percent at $49.21 on Friday, after settling 0.3 percent or 16 cents higher at $49.17 a barrel on Thursday.
European Brent crude was last also up 0.1 percent at $50.11 a barrel after settling 0.6 percent or 32 cents higher at $50.04 a barrel on Thursday—its first settlement above $50 a barrel in seven months.
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