MANAMA (AFP) - Qatars energy minister on Saturday blamed the uncertainty over eurozone debt problems for the volatility in the oil market and the slide in crude prices. The uncertainty, especially in Europe, the bailout (for Greece), and the euro (dropping value)... all those put a lot of pressure on the economy and oil prices, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah told reporters on the sidelines of an economic forum in Bahrain. It is volatile. There is uncertainty, and we are watching with nervousness, he said after oil prices tumbled to a three-month low on Friday. Oil prices are not reflecting demand and supply, he said, adding that it was very difficult to predict their movement. New Yorks main contract, light sweet crude for June delivery, shed 2.79 dollars to close at 71.61 dollars a barrel. The price had fallen to 70.83 dollars, the lowest since February, before recovering slightly. In London, Brent North Sea crude for June shed 2.93 cents to 77.18 dollars a barrel. Oil prices had soared Monday as investors reacted positively to the European Union and International Monetary Fund aid package, worth 750 billion euros, to resolve the debt and budget deficit situation in Europe. However, prices have since fallen as market enthusiasm waned for the massive bailout plan, while concern grew about higher Chinese inflation that could slow global economic growth. The euro also tumbled to under 1.24 dollars on Friday as the single European currency was plagued by concerns about debt and deficits in the eurozone.