Crude oil prices top $86 to close session

Nov. 9, 2012 at 4:35 PM

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices picked up 98 cents and settled at $86.07 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Friday.

Gasoline prices gained 9 cents to $2.70 a gallon.

Home heating oil rose 5 cents to settle at $3.01.

Natural gas prices fell 11 cents to end the session at $3.50 per million British thermal units.

At the pump, the national average price of unleaded gasoline fell to $3.456 per gallon from Thursday's $3.464, AAA said.

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