&to=http:// english.pravda.ru/cis/2002/03/19/27060.html ' target=_blank>Crude oil futures rose Monday, after drifting down earlier in the day. Prices for distillates like heating oil were lower, however.
Light, sweet crude for July delivery rose 55 cents to $49.20 a barrel in midday trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Crude prices are still down about $9 since hitting an all-time high of $58.28 a barrel April 4. Unleaded gasoline fell 1.3 cents to $1.4060 a gallon, while heating oil gained 0.57 cents to $1.3730 a gallon. On London's International Petroleum Exchange, July Brent slipped 7 cents to $47.96 a barrel, informs the Business Week.
Most EU countries are allied with US-dominated NATO - a killing machine involved in smashing one sovereign state after another. It's responsible for vast destruction, millions of casualties, and appalling human misery from the rape of Yugoslavia and post-9/11 US-led wars of aggression - based on Big Lies and deception.