Crude oil rose to a 15-month high as the cold snap stoked demand for heating fuel while a sliding dollar heightened crude

Oil advanced a second day after a government report yesterday showed that crude imports to China, second-largest energy consumer, climbed to a record 203.8 million metric tons last year. Russia failed to agree on oil supplies to Belarus for 2010 during talks in Moscow on Jan. 9, raising the prospect of a disruption to European imports.

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