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Crude oil closes above $90

Dec. 20, 2012 at 6:34 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices ended the day Thursday above $90 on fiscal cliff talks and data showing U.S. economic growth.

West Texas Intermediate crude oil for February was up 15 cents to $90.13 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Home heating oil for January rose to $3.0599 a gallon. Reformulated blendstock gasoline was up 1.12 cents to $2.7543 a gallon.

Natural gas prices were steady at $3.46 per million British thermal units.

At the pump, AAA reported a national average price for regular unleaded gasoline hit $3.219 per gallon, down from Wednesday's $3.226.

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