NEW YORK (AP):
Mixed signals from the world's largest economies kept the price of oil flat Thursday.
US benchmark crude eased two cents to finish at US$92.10 a barrel.
Brent crude, which many United States refiners use to make gasolene, fell 80 cents to US$112.42 in London.
An increase in new home construction reported Wednesday suggested the US economy was improving and would need more gasolene, diesel and jet fuel in coming months.
At the same time, US oil supplies have climbed higher than expected and are above their five-year average for this time of year.