The US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate for January delivery, fell 27 cents to USD 95.17, while European benchmark Brent oil for January dropped 24 cents to USD 109.84.
      
Improving US jobless and manufacturing data buoyed sentiment on Thursday and boosted the Dow Jones share index past 16,000 for the first time, but the impact on oil prices was short-lived.
      
Kenny Kan, an analyst at CMC Markets in Singapore, said data showing an increase in US shale oil production indicated "a decent level of supply, which weighed on WTI crude prices".

"However, the (Thanksgiving) holiday season in the US is around the corner, which may provide some support to WTI crude prices as US demand picks up," he added.
       
Talks are taking place in Geneva between six world powers and major oil producer Iran over its nuclear energy programme, which the West sees as a cover for  weapons development.

Tehran, which denies the accusation, is complaining of "no progress" so far on narrowing considerable differences. The meeting is third round of talks since President
Hassan Rouhani was elected in June and are seen as the biggest hope in years in resolving the decade-old stand-off.

(Agencies)

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