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Crude oil tops $97

Jan. 29, 2013 at 10:15 AM

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The price of crude oil pushed slightly higher Tuesday, adding 66 cents to $97.16 per barrel in New York.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, gasoline added 1.22 cents to $2.9435 a gallon. Home heating oil gained 1.6 cents to $3.0659 a gallon.

Natural gas lost 5.3 cent to $3.255 per million British thermal units.

At the pump, AAA reported the national average retail price for regular unleaded gasoline rose to $3.364 per gallon from Monday's $3.349.

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