Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Oil for March delivery rose as much 0.5 percent to $101.22 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It was at $101.16 at 10:54 a.m. Singapore time. The contract declined 17 cents to $100.74 yesterday, the lowest settlement since Feb. 10. Prices are 20 percent higher in the past year.
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