West Texas Intermediate crude rose for a sixth day as clashes in Egypt raised concern that Middle East supply will be cut and as some energy companies evacuated non-essential personnel in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of a storm.
Prices extended the longest winning streak since April as thousands of people poured into the streets in Egypt to protest the killing of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi. The storm system off the Yucatan Peninsula has a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next two days, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
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