NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices held steady near $106 per barrel Wednesday in New York.
On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate crude oil shed 3 cents to $105.97 per barrel. Reformulated blendstock gasoline lost 1.85 cents to $3.1158 per gallon. Home heating oil added 1.76 cents to reach $3.0645 per gallon. Natural gas gave up 5.8 cents to $3.619 per million British thermal units.
At the pump, the national average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline was $3.657, up from Tuesday's $3.635, the AAA Fuel Gauge report said.