April crude oil price traded higher during the initial morning hours, supported by Middle East and North African tensions that continue to intensify and ahead of this morning US Non-Farm Payroll report. There were reports of air strikes in Libya and Shi'ite protests in eastern Saudi Arabia. A report from earlier this morning estimated Saudi oil output in February averaged 9.4 million barrels per day. So far, it appears that crude production from the regions main supplier has not been affected and there remains an estimated 3.5 million barrels per day of spare capacity. Trading volumes were slightly higher during yesterday's trade but have remained below average during this week's $6.60 rally from the $96.37 low.