[size=36]Oil prices continue to rise for the third consecutive day[/size]
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Oil prices rose today, Thursday, for the third consecutive day, supported by the decline of the dollar, due to optimism about global growth.
By 4:02 GMT, US West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 22 cents, or 0.22%, to $ 72.98 a barrel, after jumping 2.3%, in the previous session.
Brent crude futures rose 24 cents, also equivalent to 0.24%, to $ 75.53 a barrel, after rising 1.8 percent, in the previous session.
Wednesday's big gains were partly driven by a larger-than-expected drop in US crude stocks last week. Ended 29/N33