NEW YORK, Sept 20 Brent crude futures turned
lower then seesawed on Thursday after initially holding gains,
while U.S. crude extended losses after a government report
showed U.S. jobless claims fell last week but less than
Brent November crude was up 21 cents at $108.40 a
barrel at 8:45 a.m. EDT (1245 GMT), having traded from $107.10
to $108.98. Brent was up 64 cents ahead of the data.
U.S. expiring October crude was down 35 cents at
$91.63 a barrel, having traded from $90.66 to $92.15. It was
down 19 cents before the data.
(Reporting by Robert Gibbons; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)