Analysts said the rise in crude oil futures was largely in tandem with a firm trend in markets here.
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Crude oil prices rose 0.18 per cent to Rs 3,906 per barrel in futures trade Friday as speculators raised their exposure on firm spot demand.
On the Multi Commodity Exchange, crude for September contracts went up by Rs 7, or 0.18 per cent, to Rs 3,906 per barrel in a business turnover of 26,861 lots.
However, globally, West Texas Intermediate were trading lower 0.02 per cent to USD 55.08, while international benchmark Brent dipped 0.20 per cent to USD 60.26 per barrel in New York.