Brent crude rises $2/bbl to $110.95

LONDON, Nov 19 - Brent crude oil rose $2 a barrel to

almost $111 on Monday as escalating violence in the Middle East

fuelled concerns over oil supplies from the region and hopes

rose that a U.S. budget crisis could be averted.

Brent crude climbed just over $2 to $110.96 before slipping

slightly to $110.78 by 1335 GMT.

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