On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate crude for August delivery added $2.29 to reach $92.90 per barrel, after peaking midday at $93.40. Home heating oil shed 0.15 cents to reach $2.84 per gallon. Reformulated blendstock gasoline lost 0.51 cents to $2.8105 per gallon.
Henry Hub natural gas prices rose 1 cent to $4.364 per million British thermal units.
At the pump, the national average price of unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.551 per gallon Tuesday from Monday's $3.565, AAA said.
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