Crude oil held steady near $99

Dec. 26, 2013 at 5:07 PM

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices held steady at more than $99 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Thursday.

West Texas Intermediate crude oil added 10 cents to $99.65 per barrel.

Reformulated gasoline blendstock for January was up 1.05 cents at $2.8247 a gallon.

January heating oil added 2.55 cents to $3.1038 a gallon while natural gas rose 2.1 cents to $4.437 per million British thermal units.

The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline rose at the pump, climbing to $3.268 a gallon from Wednesday's $3.264, the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said.

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