Oil prices broadly stable as all eyes on US debt talks

May 18 (Reuters) – Oil prices were broadly stable on Thursday as traders warily watched for signs of progress on talks to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, after surging in the previous session on optimism over U.S. fuel demand.

Brent crude futures inched down 13 cents, or 0.2%, to $76.83 a barrel as of 1142 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude dipped 12 cents, or 0.2%, to $72.71 a barrel.

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