NYMEX-Crude edges lower in thin trade ahead of holiday

Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:17pm EST

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