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Crude Ends Nearly 4% Lower on Japan Crisis

Oil Refinery Towers Smokestacks

 (Reuters)

U.S. crude oil futures ended nearly 4% lower on Tuesday as Japan's deepening nuclear crisis prompted risk aversion across markets.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, crude for April delivery CLJ1 settled at $97.18 a barrel, down $4.01, or 3.96 percent, after trading from $96.71 to $101.87.