NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices closed lower Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, shedding 72 cents and settling at $84.10 a barrel.
Natural gas added 2.5 cents and closed at $2.30 per million British thermal units.
Home heating oil rose 0.05 cents to $2.67 per gallon.
Gasoline finished the session unchanged at $2.685 a gallon.
At the pump, the national average price of unleaded gasoline dropped a half-cent for the third consecutive day, falling to $3.555 per gallon from Thursday's $3.56, AAA said.
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ERBIL, Iraq, June 19 (UPI) --Iraq's Kurds have consolidated their growing energy sector with Chevron Corp. securing a third exploration block in the semiautonomous northern region that increasingly operates as a de facto independent state and France's Total buying a majority stake in another.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 19 (UPI) --Britain's BAE Systems, Europe's biggest defense company, reportedly expects to wrap up a price deal with Saudi Arabia for 72 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets after two years of tortuous negotiations.