Oil futures settled at their highest level in almost three weeks on Monday, buoyed by expectations for output declines and signs of stronger demand for crude. Prices also got a boost after a U.S. government report showed that domestic shale-oil production was forecast to fall by 114,000 barrels a day next month. May WTI crude rose 64 cents, or 1.6%, to settle at $40.36 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the highest settlement since March 22.
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