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Oil prices steady as traders assess U.S. hurricane impact

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By Jane ChungSEOUL (Reuters) - Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, as traders weighed up the dampening effect on demand of Hurricane Irma versus refinery restarts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey that should lead to more crude oil processing.International benchmark Brent crude was down 4 cents, or 0.07 percent, at $53.80 per barrel by 0655 GMT from the previous close.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was down 3 cents, or 0.06 percent, at $48.04 a barrel. U.S. refineries, including the largest U.S. refinery Motiva Enterprises, have started to come back online. Motiva restarted production ...

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 12:42 IST