مبروك اسعار البترول تتجاوز 58دولار اللهم لك الحمد Oil price vaults above $58 4 hours ago LONDON (AFP) — Oil prices soared close to six-month highs above 58 dollars a barrel on Thursday, extending sharp gains won a day earlier on hopes of a pick-up in energy demand amid fresh signs of economic recovery. New York's main futures contract, light sweet crude for delivery in June, rallied to 58.05 dollars a barrel -- the highest level since November 13. Brent North Sea crude for June delivery advanced to 57.78 dollars -- also the highest point since mid-November. "The positive sentiment on the exchanges was not driven by oil (supply and demand) fundamentals but rather by economic news following the release of a US labour report showing a slowdown in the number of US private-sector job losses for the month of April," analysts at JBC Energy Research said in a note. Prices had already struck a five-month peak above 56 dollars on Wednesday as traders welcomed economic data from the United States, the world's biggest consumer of energy, that undershot analysts' forecasts. Later Thursday, New York crude stood at 57.87 dollars per barrel, up 1.53 dollars from the close on Wednesday, while Brent oil was 1.37 dollars higher at 57.52.