NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices in New York held near $99 per barrel Tuesday as creditors holding Greek debt balked at taking voluntary write-offs.
If an agreement cannot be reached as stipulated by the European Union, Greece would not be eligible for a disbursement of international assistance that would keep it from falling into default in March.
On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate crude oil for March delivery added 25 cents to reach $99.20 per barrel. Home heating oil added 1.14 cents to $3.0265 per gallon. Reformulated blendstock gasoline prices gained 1.01 cents to $2.8206 per gallon.
Henry Hub natural gas prices added 2.7 cents to $2.58 per million British thermal units.
At the pump, the national average price of unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.381 per gallon Tuesday from Monday's $3.383, AAA said.