NYMEX-U.S. crude slips after Fed trims stimulus
SINGAPORE Dec 19 (Reuters) - U.S. oil futures fell on
Thursday as investors digested the Federal Reserve's decision to
chairman Ben Bernanke pledged the U.S. central bank would
continue to support the economy.
The central bank trimmed the pace of its monthly asset
purchases by $10 billion to $75 billion, while also suggesting
its key interest rate would stay at rock bottom even longer than
* U.S. crude for February delivery slipped 25 cents
to $97.81 a barrel by 0036 GMT.
* February Brent crude (LCOc1) had closed at $109.63 on
Wednesday, up 1 percent, or $1.19, on the day.
* Iran and six other countries including the U.S., Russia
and China, will resume talks in Geneva on Thursday about how to
implement a landmark nuclear agreement a week after Tehran broke
off the discussions in anger at an expanding U.S. sanctions