NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Brent crude futures pared gains
and U.S. crude extended losses in choppy trading Thursday after
the Energy Information Administration's weekly inventory report
showed U.S. crude oil stocks rose last week.
Expiring December Brent crude was up $1.17 at
$110.78 a barrel at 11:12 a.m. EST (1612 GMT). It was up about
$1.25 ahead of the data.
U.S. December crude was down 45 cents at $85.87 a
barrel. It was down about 15 cents ahead of the EIA report.
The rise in crude oil stocks was less than what was expected
by analysts surveyed by Reuters.
(Reporting by Robert Gibbons; editing by John Wallace)