Crude oil tops $97

June 14, 2013 at 5:39 PM

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- The price for a barrel of crude oil topped $97 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Friday.

West Texas Intermediate crude oil in New York added $1.09 cents to $97.71 per barrel. Reformulated blendstock gasoline added 3.27 cents to $2.894 a gallon.

Home heating oil gained 2.26 cents to $2.9621 a gallon.

Natural gas lost 5.7 cents to $3.757 per million British thermal units.

At the pump, the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline was $3.625, down from Thursday's $3.632, AAA Fuel Gauge report said.

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