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Crude oil tops $96

Jan. 22, 2013 at 7:05 PM

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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