Oil above $112 amid Mideast turmoil, weak dollar (AP) – 893th Edition

FILE - This Feb. 4, 2011 file photo shows environmental activist Alex Moore, left, joining protestors gathered across the White House in Washington, during a rally against the 1,900-mile oil pipeline from the Alberta tar sands which would stretch through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma to Texas. A proposed tar sands mine on Utah's eastern Uinta basin, that would be the first commercial project of its kind in the U.S. has environmentalists concerned that shortsightedness may trump reason. A Canadian company aims to mine roughly 62 acres on the Uinta basin to produce bitumen, a tar-like form of petroleum, from oil-soaked sands. For decades, other Utah operators have used oil sands as a poor-man's asphalt, and Canada has been wringing oil from the dirt for years, but nobody has yet tried to produce petroleum from U.S. soil on such a large scale. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)AP – Oil prices fell slightly to above $112 a barrel Monday in Asia as traders eyed fresh Middle East tension and a wobbly U.S. dollar.

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