India’s November oil imports rose 12.7 per cent to 19.17 million tonnes (about 4.7 million barrels per day).
The 30-share BSE Sensex ended 181.40 points, or 0.44 per cent, lower at 41,461.26.
The 30-share BSE index was trading 39.84 points or 0.10 per cent higher at 41,682.50.
The 30-share BSE Sensex settled 38.88 points, or 0.09 per cent, down at 41,642.66.
Silver jumped Rs 495 to Rs 46,499 per kg compared to the previous close of Rs 46,004 per kg.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was trading 60.68 points or 0.15 per cent lower at 41,620.86 in early session.
At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 71.15 then fell to 71.17 against the US dollar.
Settling at a record high for the fourth consecutive session, 30-share BSE Sensex closed 7.62 points higher at 41,681.54.
Analysts said the fall in crude oil futures was mostly due to trimming of positions by traders.
Forex traders said cautious opening in domestic equities weighed on the rupee.