Crude oil prices rise in global market

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Global crude oil prices have risen further.

Accordingly, the price of a barrel of Brent crude oil rose to USD 109.5 while a barrel of American WTI crude now stands at USD 107.90.

Meanwhile, our correspondent reported long queues at petrol stations in many parts of the island.

Further, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) had taken steps to issue diesel only for essential services due to low stocks.