Oil prices fell Friday, pressured by a stronger dollar and growing pessimism that the global oversupply of crude remains strong. January crude closed down $1.33, or 3.1%, to $41.71 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent, the global benchmark, fell 60 cents, or 1.3%, to $44.86 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe. The dollar strengthened Friday and pressured commodities such as oil, which are priced in the U.S. currency. The Wall Street Journal Dollar Index, which tracks the dollar against a basket of other currencies, rose 0.3% Friday. But brokers and analysts also see fading demand growth, a troubling sign for prices in a world where production and stockpiles are still high. Gasoline merely matches demand at this time last year, and distillate demand is lower, said Donald Morton, senior vice president at Herbert J. Sims & Co., but stockpiles are still filling up with new production. […]