Oil prices edged lower in Asia Wednesday as market players tried to assess U.S. demand with the approach of warmer weather.
Anticipation of a buildup in U.S.
crude inventories also helped send prices lower. Benchmark U.S. crude for April
delivery was down 11 cents to $101.74 a barrel in electronic trading on the New
York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 99 cents to close Tuesday at
Investors are waiting for a weekly
fuel inventories report from the U.S. Energy Department for clues about the
strength of demand. It is due later today.