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Oil prices rise ahead of trade deal, likely stock draw

Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday as investors focused on the signing of a preliminary trade deal between the United States and China, the world’s top oil consumers, and on expectations of a drawdown in U.S. crude oil inventories.

Brent crude was up 16 cents, or 0.3%, at $64.36 per barrel by 0301 GMT after falling 1% on Monday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were up 13 cents, or 0.2%, at $58.21 a barrel.

Oil prices were supported ahead of the signing at the White House on Wednesday of a Phase 1 trade deal, which marks a major step in ending a dispute that has cut global growth and dented demand for oil.

Touchstone Exploration Inc (LON:TXP) is a Canadian-based, international upstream oil and gas company currently active in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

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