Crude oil futures were lower in mid-afternoon trade Asia Monday as investors booked profits after the air strikes on Syria led by the US, UK, and France. Market participants were waiting to see how Russia reacted after US President Donald Trump’s administration signaled it would impose new sanctions on Russia for supporting the Syrian regime. At 2:28 pm Singapore time (0628 GMT), June ICE Brent crude futures were down 70 cents (0.96%) from Friday’s settle at $71.88/b, while the NYMEX May light sweet crude contract was down 56 cents (0.83%) at $66.83/b. A daily candlestick chart seen by S&P Global Platts showed the ICE June Brent Futures contract moving in a range of $1.12/b, touching an intraday low of $71.73/b and intraday high of $72.85/b. The NYMEX light sweet May contract was moving in a range of $1.10/b, between an intraday low of $66.64/b and intraday high of $67.74/b. […]