The price of Brent crude declined, before settling ten cents higher at $115.01 a barrel today, amid doubts of fresh stimulus measures from the US Federal Reserve Bank and Europe’s ability to address the debt contagion.

US crude slipped 99 cents to $96.27 a barrel, following a rise in jobless benefit claims last week and sluggish factory sector data.

The International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to restart talks with Iran, while violent struggles in Syria continued to raise doubts of potential supply disruptions, reports Reuters.