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Corrected: Oil mixed amidst Irma demand fears, Saudi cut extension talks


(This story corrects paragraph 9 to show the spread between Brent and U.S. futures was narrowing on Monday, not widening.)By Julia SimonNEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices were mixed on Monday, with Hurricane Irma's continued pounding Florida raising demand fears, while U.S. refinery restarts and Saudi cut extension talks gave upward pressure.Brent crude oil futures were down 13 cents, or 0.2 percent, at $53.65 a barrel at 12:17 p.m. (1617 GMT) while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude rose by 59 cents, or over 1 percent, to $48.07. Hurricane Irma knocked out power to nearly 5.8 million ...

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 01:58 IST