Brent tops $82/b as demand picks up


Oil prices ticked higher on Wednesday on upbeat global demand views from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and OPEC.

Brent crude futures rose 11 cents, or 0.1%, to $82.04 a barrel at 0016 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 18 cents, or 0.2%, to settle at $78.10.