Oil near $99 a barrel

Dec. 23, 2013 at 4:17 PM   |   0 comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices gave up 53 cents Monday to $98.79 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Reformulated gasoline blendstock for January lost 0.61 cents to $2.777 a gallon.

January heating oil gave up 1.38 cents to reach $3.0643 a gallon while natural gas gained 6 cents to $4.47 per million British thermal units.

The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline rose at the pump, climbing to $3.25 a gallon from Sunday's $3.244, the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said.

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