Crude prices were on a more even keel Monday, despite violence in Iraq over the weekend that threatened to tip the oil-producing country even further into chaos. Brent crude was up 0.1% $114.93 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe, after a gain of 2.1% last week that took it to fresh nine-month highs. WTI was up 0.2% at $107.06 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices have for over a week reflected tension in Iraq, where rebel groups have surged through cities in the north and west. The rebel group, known as ISIS, hasn’t yet approached major oil producing areas in the south, so the price increases have so far been based on anxiety rather than the interruption of supply. Brent’s “current price increase is very much reminiscent of its surge in the late summer of 2013, when it was the threat of a military strike against […]