LONDON (AFP) - World oil prices sank under 75 dollars per barrel on Monday, falling in line with other commodity markets, as traders took their cue from a stronger dollar, dealers said. New Yorks main contract, light sweet crude for January delivery, dipped 54 cents to 74.93 dollars a barrel. Brent North Sea crude for January delivery shed 32 cents to 77.20 dollars per barrel. Commodity prices... are sliding again as dollar strengthened further, said Arifa Sheikh-Usmani, equity trader at Spreadex. In foreign exchange trade, the dollar strengthened against the euro, drawing further support from stronger-than-expected US jobs data that was published before the weekend, analysts said. In early morning deals, the euro sank as low as $1.4756, the lowest point since early Nov. It later pulled back to 1.4814. A strengthening greenback makes dollar-priced crude more expensive for buyers using other currencies. In turn, that tends to dampen oil demand and prices. Before the weekend, crude futures had tumbled on Friday in volatile trading, succumbing to a strong dollar after news of a dramatic improvement in the troubled US labour market. Official US data showed that job losses narrowed to 11,000 in November, a tenth fewer than in October, and the unemployment rate dipped to 10.0 percent. That was the best official reading for job losses since December 2007 when the economy entered recession, raising hopes for a revival of US energy demand. A surprise drop in US unemployment supported the dollar as it led to expectations that the Fed might revise its policy stance sooner than expected, said analysts at the John Hall Associates consultancy in a note to clients. Oil prices had risen in earlier Asian trading Monday, as the US dollar had weakened, and amid indications from oil cartel OPEC that it was satisfied with current prices. There were indications from the OPEC that it was not going to cut production quotas at an upcoming meeting on December 22, analysts said. The chatter out of OPEC is that they are happy with the current pricing, theres going to be no increase in production, said Victor Shum, senior principal of Purvin and Gertz energy consultants in Singapore. Saudi Arabia stated over the weekend that oil prices were perfect and the global market was stable as Arab heavyweights in the OPEC cartel appeared united in their support for maintaining production quotas. Everything is so good now, we dont have to think very hard, Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said in Cairo, reflecting an agreement among OPEC members to keep production quotas unchanged at the conference.