REFILE-U.S. crude slips 71 cents to $92.05, sheds 5.6 pct in Feb

Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:54pm EST

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Feb 28 (Reuters) - Front-month U.S. crude oil futures slipped by 71 cents a barrel on Thursday, taking losses over the course of February to 5.6 percent and closing the month at $92.05 a barrel in the first monthly fall since October.

During Thursday's session U.S. crude hit a high of $93.18 a barrel, before reversing. It touched a low of $91.57.

(Reporting By David Sheppard; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)