LONDON:– Oil prices  climbed Wednesday awaiting US inventory data -- and as traders reacted to a weaker dollar, unrest in Africa's biggest crude

producer Nigeria and uncertainty over Britain's EU referendum result. Around 1100 GMT, Brent North Sea crude for delivery in August rose 17 cents to $50.79 a barrel. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for August delivery gained 44 cents to $50.29 compared with Tuesday's close.–AFP