Brent crude ends lower as U.S. crude stockpiles rise

NEW YORK, April 18 Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:13pm EDT

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NEW YORK, April 18 (Reuters) - Brent crude futures fell on Wednesday in reaction to a government report showing U.S. crude inventories rose more than expected last week and posted the biggest four-week rise in more than three years.

Front-month Brent crude for June delivery fell 81 cents, 0.68 percent, to settle at $117.97 a barrel, having traded from $117.97 to $118.85. (Reporting by Robert Gibbons; Editing by Bob Burgdorfer)

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