NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The price of crude oil topped $96 Tuesday, adding 75 cents to reach $96.60 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Gasoline gained 2.25 cents to $2.819 a gallon.
Home heating oil low5 0.79 cents to $3.0621 a gallon.
Natural gas lost 5.9 cents to $3.57 per million British thermal units.
At the pump, AAA reported the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline rose to $3.31 per gallon from Monday's $3.305.
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