| GEO Business|
| Oil mixed in Asian trade|
| Updated at: 0850 PST, Tuesday, June 01, 2010|
SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in volatile Asian trade Tuesday as optimism over energy demand at the start of the US driving season outweighed persistent euro zone concerns, analysts said.
New York's main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in July, gained 33 cents to 74.30 dollars a barrel while Brent North Sea crude for July was unchanged at 74.65 dollars.
Crude prices were supported by expectations of higher crude use with the onset of the summer in the United States.