Brent oil up $1 after "apparent explosion" in Tel Aviv

November 21, 2012

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Brent crude oil futures

extended gains on Wednesday to rise more than $1, after reports

of an "apparent explosion" on a Tel Aviv bus, heightening fears

that the conflict between Israel and Gaza will escalate.

By 1008 GMT, Brent crude was up 94 cents at $110.77 a

barrel, having reached the days high of $110.95 minutes earlier.

(Reporting by Simon Falush, editing by Peg Mackey)