NYMEX-Crude edges lower in thin trade ahead of holiday

NEW YORK, Dec 24 (Reuters) - U.S. crude futures edged lower

on Monday in thin, pre-holiday trade as oil prices came under

pressure from concerns about the lack of a U.S. budget agreement

to avert tax hikes and spending cuts that could slow the economy

and curb demand for petroleum.

SETTLE NET PCT LOW HIGH CURRENT DAY AGO

CHNG CHNG VOL VOL

CLc1 88.61 -0.05 -0.1% 88.20 88.86 40,008 178,144

CLc2 89.17 -0.06 -0.1% 88.78 89.35 5,851 51,873

LCOc1 108.80 -0.17 -0.2% 108.13 109.22 47,604 132,659

RBc1 2.7506 0.0159 0.6% 2.7131 2.7531 7,460 36,622

RBc2 2.7257 0.0099 0.4% 2.6971 2.7285 13,914 50,731

HOc1 3.0022 -0.0202 -0.7% 2.9980 3.0338 12,547 42,673

HOc2 2.9885 -0.0217 -0.7% 2.9846 3.0200 20,465 55,461

TOTAL MARKET VOLUME OPEN INTEREST

CURRENT Dec 20 30D AVG Dec 20 NET CHNG

CRUDE 65,592 366,474 498,502 1,478,864 -28,231

RBOB 33,088 134,516 126,615 298,561 2,601

HO 46,237 150,336 127,948 275,255 1,328

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