Oil Prices Fall

**New York** Oil prices declined after rallying for two sessions earlier this week.

The West Texas Intermediate for November delivery on Friday lost $1.84 to settle at $44.48 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude for November delivery erased $1.76 to close at $45.89 a barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange, Xinhua news agency reported.