U.S. crude oil futures leapt more than $1 a barrel to surpass $93 for the first time on Monday, supported by news of a halt to one-fifth of Mexico's oil output as well as the weak U.S. dollar and geopolitical tension.

Oil, touching its third record high in as many days, added another 50 cents to earlier gains amid a flurry of buying possibly linked to technical levels, traders said. It was trading up $1.28 a barrel at $93.14 by 0334 GMT.