West Texas Intermediate oil fell from the highest price in three weeks as an unprecedented levy on bank savings in Cyprus threatened to worsen Europe’s debt crisis. Libya shut a crude pipeline after protests.
WTI for April delivery declined as much as $1.31 to $92.14 a barrel in electronic trading on theNew York Mercantile Exchange and was at $92.29 at 3:09 p.m. Singapore time. The contract climbed 42 cents to $93.45 on March 15, the highest settlement since Feb. 20. The volume of all futures traded was more than twice than the 100-day average.