Crude oil slips under $96

May 21, 2013 at 5:59 PM

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices fell back to less than $96 in New York Tuesday despite the prolonged rally in equities.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate crude oil dropped 90 cents to $95.81 per barrel.

Gasoline prices dropped 0.699 cents to $2.8357 a gallon. Home heating oil fell 0.0342 cents to $2.91266 a gallon. Natural gas added 0.099 cents to reach $4.189 per million British thermal units.

At the pump, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $3.654 Tuesday, up from Monday's $3.653, the AAA Fuel Gauge Report said.

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