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  • Crude edges lower

    July 22, 2014 2:25 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended slightly lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 17 cents -- closing at $104.42 a barrel. more »
  • Oil prices ease but remain elevated

    July 21, 2014 2:55 AM

    Oil prices fell further Monday as concern about Ukraine eased but still were elevated on anxiety about the Middle East. Prices rose last week on fears stemming from the escalating crisis in Ukraine and Israel's offensive in Gaza, though analysts said the likelihood of disruption in supplies was small. Benchmark... more »
  • Crude edges lower

    July 18, 2014 2:34 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended slightly lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 6 cents -- closing at $103.13 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    July 17, 2014 2:50 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $1.99 -- closing at $103.19 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    July 16, 2014 2:20 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $1.24 -- closing at $101.20 a barrel. more »
  • Oil prices rise after China growth ticks higher

    July 16, 2014 2:53 AM

    Oil prices rose Wednesday after China reported a slight improvement in economic growth for the second quarter that allayed fears its slowdown was continuing. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was up 62 cents at $100.58 a barrel at 0720 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.... more »
  • Oil falls below $100 for first time since May

    July 15, 2014 2:52 PM

    The price of oil fell below $100 a barrel for the first time since May even as the deteriorating security situation in Libya has raised questions about whether the country can soon increase crude exports. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery fell 95 cents to close at $99.96 a barrel... more »
  • Crude falls

    July 15, 2014 2:39 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 95 cents -- closing at $99.96 a barrel. more »
  • Oil prices move higher

    July 14, 2014 2:30 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose eight cents -- closing at $100.91 a barrel. more »
  • Crude falls

    July 11, 2014 2:35 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell $2.10 -- closing at $100.83 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    July 10, 2014 2:43 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 64 cents -- closing at $102.93 a barrel. more »
  • Oil on 2-week slide even with Mideast turmoil

    July 9, 2014 2:50 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) The price of oil fell for the ninth straight day Wednesday as global supplies continue to flow despite unrest in the world's most important oil-producing region. The prolonged drop could lead to lower gasoline prices for U.S. drivers in the weeks ahead. In the Middle East, the... more »
  • Oil slips below $104 as Libya set to boost exports

    July 7, 2014 2:47 PM

    The price of oil slipped below $104 a barrel Monday on expectations that Libya will soon boost its exports of crude. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery fell 53 cents to close at $103.53 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S.... more »
  • Crude falls

    July 7, 2014 2:34 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 53 cents -- closing at $103.53 a barrel. more »
  • Crude slips for 7th day as supplies increase

    July 4, 2014 2:55 AM

    The price of crude oil slipped for a seventh straight day Friday as expectations of increased supply offset strong U.S. employment growth. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 10 cents at $103.96 a barrel at 0725 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract... more »
  • Crude oil futures slip as Iraq risks recede

    July 3, 2014 2:52 PM

    The price of oil slipped Thursday as the risk of supply disruptions in Iraq faded and key export terminals in Libya were expected to reopen. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery fell 42 cents to $104.06 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, its sixth day of declines. On... more »
  • Crude falls

    July 3, 2014 2:44 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 42 cents -- closing at $104.06 a barrel. more »
  • Oil falls to near $104 as Iraq risks recede

    July 3, 2014 2:21 AM

    The price of oil extended losses to near $104 a barrel Thursday as the risk of supply disruptions in Iraq continued to recede. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 40 cents to $104.08 a barrel at 0655 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, its... more »
  • Oil rises on US, China factory strength

    July 1, 2014 11:50 PM

    BEIJING (AP) Oil prices edged up Wednesday on stronger manufacturing activity in the United States and China, the two biggest oil consumers. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery gained 14 cents to $105.48 per barrel in New York, reversing four days of declines. The contract closed at a 10-month high... more »
  • Crude falls

    June 26, 2014 2:27 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 66 cents -- closing at $105.84 a barrel. more »
  • Brent crude falls as Iraq output fears ease

    June 25, 2014 2:49 AM

    The price of global crude oil fell Wednesday, retreating from record highs after OPEC assured that Iraq's production remained normal despite violence while U.S. crude rose after a report said export controls would be loosened. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose 28 cents to $106.28 per barrel on the... more »
  • Crude falls

    June 23, 2014 2:29 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 66 cents -- closing at $106.17 a barrel. more »
  • Oil near 9-month high as Iraq battles for refinery

    June 20, 2014 2:51 AM

    HONG KONG (AP) The price of oil was little changed with global crude a near nine-month high Friday, following days of fighting between Iraqi soldiers and Islamic militants for control of the country's biggest refinery. Iraq's government was desperately trying to hold off the extremists at the Beiji oil refinery... more »
  • Oil rises above $107 as Iraq turmoil intensifies

    June 16, 2014 7:58 AM

    The price of oil climbed above $107 a barrel but eased from earlier highs Monday as fears of widening instability in Iraq, a key energy producer, were tempered by views that its oil exports would not be affected for now. By mid-afternoon in Europe, the benchmark U.S. crude contract for... more »
  • Oil rises above $107 as Iraq turmoil intensifies

    June 16, 2014 3:44 AM

    The price of oil rose above $107 Monday as violence worsened in Iraq with reports of a massacre by Islamic militants, raising fears of widening instability in the country, a key energy producer. The northern town of Tal Afar became the latest to fall to the militants, who have already... more »
  • Crude rises

    June 9, 2014 2:27 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $1.75 -- closing at $104.41 a barrel. more »
  • Oil futures little changed ahead of US jobs report

    June 6, 2014 5:26 AM

    The price of oil was in a holding pattern Friday ahead of a key monthly U.S. jobs report. Benchmark U.S. oil for July delivery was down 4 cents to $102.44 a barrel at 0845 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract dropped 16 cents to... more »
  • Oil price edges up on supply drop expectations

    June 4, 2014 2:49 AM

    The price of oil ticked higher to near $103 a barrel on Wednesday as traders anticipated a decline in U.S. supplies of crude. Benchmark U.S. oil for July delivery was up 17 cents to $102.83 a barrel at 0725 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The... more »
  • Crude rises

    June 3, 2014 2:38 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 19 cents -- closing at $102.66 a barrel. more »
  • Crude falls

    May 30, 2014 2:50 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 87 cents -- closing at $102.71 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    May 29, 2014 2:49 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 86 cents -- closing at $103.58 a barrel. more »
  • Crude falls

    May 28, 2014 2:37 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell $1.39 cents -- closing at $102.72 a barrel. more »
  • Crude slips

    May 27, 2014 2:25 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 24 cents -- closing at $104.11 a barrel. more »
  • Oil futures ease in Asia after Ukraine vote

    May 26, 2014 2:53 AM

    The price of oil eased Monday after early results from Ukraine's presidential election indicated a billionaire businessman had won a clear majority. Benchmark crude for July delivery was down 35 cents to $104 a barrel at 0730 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose... more »
  • Crude rises

    May 23, 2014 2:26 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 61 cents -- closing at $104.35 a barrel. more »
  • Crude falls

    May 20, 2014 2:33 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 17 cents -- closing at $102.44 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    May 19, 2014 2:23 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 59 cents -- closing at $102.61 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    May 16, 2014 2:56 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 52 cents -- closing at $102.02 a barrel. more »
  • Oil below $102 after US output hits 28-year high

    May 15, 2014 5:43 AM

    The price of oil fell below $102 a barrel Thursday after official figures showed U.S. crude production at a 28-year high and stockpiles rising again. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for June delivery was down 43 cents at $101.94 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.... more »
  • Crude falls

    May 9, 2014 2:25 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 27 cents -- closing at $99.99 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    May 6, 2014 2:23 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 2 cents closing at $99.50 a barrel. more »
  • Crude slips

    May 5, 2014 2:30 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 28 cents -- closing at $99.48 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    May 2, 2014 2:22 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 34 cents -- closing at $99.76 a barrel. more »
  • Crude falls

    May 1, 2014 2:36 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 32 cents -- closing at $99.42 a barrel. more »
  • Crude falls

    April 30, 2014 2:36 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell $1.54 -- closing at $99.74 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    April 28, 2014 2:28 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 24 cents, closing at $100.84. more »
  • Crude falls

    April 25, 2014 2:38 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell $1.34 -- closing at $100.60 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    April 24, 2014 2:40 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 50 cents -- closing at $101.94 a barrel. more »
  • Oil below $102 as US crude supplies seen rising

    April 23, 2014 8:42 AM

    The price of oil slipped further below $102 a barrel Wednesday as traders awaited weekly data that are expected to show rising U.S. crude stockpiles. By early afternoon in Europe, U.S. crude for May delivery was down 22 cents to $101.53 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York... more »
  • Crude falls

    April 22, 2014 2:29 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell $2.24 -- closing at $102.13 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    April 21, 2014 2:26 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 7 cents -- closing at $104.37 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    April 17, 2014 2:57 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 54 cents -- closing at $104.30 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    April 16, 2014 2:39 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 1 cent -- closing at $103.76 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    April 14, 2014 2:23 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 31 cents -- closing at $104.05 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    April 11, 2014 2:21 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 34 cents -- closing at $103.74 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    April 8, 2014 2:34 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $2.12 -- closing at $102.56 a barrel. more »
  • Crude falls

    April 7, 2014 2:54 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 70 cents -- closing at $100.44 a barrel. more »
  • Oil down despite China stimulus, supply drop

    April 3, 2014 5:10 AM

    The price of oil drifted lower Thursday even after China introduced measures to underpin growth and U.S. crude inventories unexpectedly declined. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was down 50 cents to $99.12 a barrel at 0900 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract shed... more »
  • Crude falls

    April 2, 2014 2:46 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 12 cents -- closing at $99.62 a barrel. more »
  • Oil down slightly ahead of US inventories report

    April 2, 2014 2:49 AM

    The price of oil was steady Wednesday after a big fall the day before as traders waited for a report on U.S. crude stockpiles. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was down 2 cents to $99.71 a barrel at 0720 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.... more »
  • Crude falls

    March 31, 2014 2:46 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 9 cents -- closing at $101.58 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    March 28, 2014 2:29 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 39 cents -- closing at $101.67 a barrel. more »
  • Crude falls

    March 25, 2014 2:26 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 41 cents -- closing at $99.19 a barrel. more »
  • Oil back above $100 on Russia, Libya supply risks

    March 24, 2014 8:53 AM

    The price of oil fell edged above $100 a barrel Monday as Russia's annexation of Crimea and Libya's continued difficulties to stabilize its oil industry worried investors. Russia is a key supplier of crude oil and natural gas to Europe while Libya's production of crude, valued by refiners for its... more »
  • Crude rises

    March 21, 2014 2:30 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 56 cents -- closing at $99.46 a barrel. more »
  • Oil up to near $100 ahead of US stockpiles report

    March 19, 2014 8:56 AM

    The price of oil edged up to near $100 a barrel Wednesday as energy investors waited for the latest figures on U.S. crude and fuel stockpiles. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery was up 25 cents at $99.95 a barrel in electronic trading on the... more »
  • Crude rises

    March 18, 2014 2:26 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $1.62 -- closing at $99.70 a barrel. more »
  • Oil down after Crimea votes to split from Ukraine

    March 17, 2014 2:43 AM

    Oil prices were slightly lower Monday after Crimea's vote to split from Ukraine and join Russia. Benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery was down 9 cents to $98.80 a barrel at 0715 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 69 cents to close at... more »
  • Crude rises

    March 14, 2014 2:26 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 69 cents -- closing at $98.89 a barrel. more »
  • Oil falls below $101 as crude stocks seen rising

    March 11, 2014 8:42 AM

    The price of oil dropped below $101 a barrel Tuesday on expectations U.S. crude stocks rose last week. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery was down 3 cents to $101.09 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Monday, the Nymex... more »
  • Oil rises slightly

    March 6, 2014 2:38 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended slightly higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 11 cents, closing at $101.56 a barrel. more »
  • Oil prices spike on Russia sanctions fears

    March 2, 2014 11:55 PM

    Oil prices jumped by more than a dollar per barrel Monday as Russia's military advance into Ukraine raised fears of economic sanctions against one of the world's major energy producers. Natural gas prices also surged at the prospect of a decrease in global supplies. Benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery... more »
  • Crude edges higher

    February 28, 2014 2:26 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 19 cents -- closing at $102.59 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    February 26, 2014 2:26 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 76 cents -- closing at $102.59 a barrel. more »
  • Oil falls to near $102 a barrel

    February 25, 2014 2:23 AM

    The price of oil slipped Tuesday as expectations of a buildup in U.S. crude inventories dampened sentiment. Benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery was down 49 cents to $102.33 a barrel at 0755 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract gained 62 cents to $102.82... more »
  • Crude rises

    February 24, 2014 2:21 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 62 cents -- closing at $102.82 a barrel. more »
  • Oil edges down but underpinned by US cold weather

    February 24, 2014 5:48 AM

    The price of oil eased toward $102 a barrel Monday, taking a pause in a six-week rally that has been supported by U.S. demand for heating oil amid prolonged cold weather. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery was down 15 cents to $102.05 a barrel... more »
  • Oil price rises as US cold forecast to return

    February 23, 2014 11:46 PM

    The price of oil rose Monday, continuing its climb for a seventh straight week supported by U.S. demand for heating oil amid prolonged cold weather. Benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery was up 28 cents to $102.48 a barrel at 0620 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile... more »
  • Crude slips

    February 21, 2014 2:22 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 55 cents -- closing at $102.20 a barrel. more »
  • Oil below $103 as Chinese factory activity drops

    February 20, 2014 2:58 PM

    The price of oil slipped below $103 a barrel Thursday after a report indicated that manufacturing in China, the world's second-biggest economy, shrank again in February. U.S. crude for March delivery fell 39 cents to close at $102.92 a barrel in New York on the last day of trading for... more »
  • Crude falls

    February 20, 2014 2:23 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 39 cents -- closing at $102.92 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    February 19, 2014 2:32 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 88 cents -- closing at $103.31 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    February 18, 2014 2:27 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $2.13 -- closing at $102.43 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    February 12, 2014 2:24 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 43 cents -- closing at $100.37 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    February 10, 2014 2:20 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 18 cents -- closing at $100.06 a barrel. more »
  • Oil jumps

    February 7, 2014 2:41 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $2.04, or 2.1 percent, to close at $99.88 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    February 5, 2014 2:23 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 19 cents -- closing at $97.38 a barrel. more »
  • Oil price rises as US stocks stabilize

    February 4, 2014 2:53 PM

    The price of oil rose nearly 1 percent Tuesday on hopes that demand for U.S. crude would remain on track even as some emerging-market economies falter. Benchmark U.S. crude for March delivery was up 76 cents to close at $97.19 a barrel in New York, reversing much of oil's loss... more »
  • Crude rises

    February 4, 2014 2:23 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 76 cents -- closing at $97.19 a barrel. more »
  • Oil prices kept in check by global economy fears

    February 4, 2014 2:31 AM

    The price of oil was little changed Tuesday, with the outlook for energy demand kept in check by weak manufacturing in China and the U.S. Benchmark U.S. crude for March delivery was up 19 cents to $96.62 a barrel at 0830 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile... more »
  • Crude falls

    February 3, 2014 2:21 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell $1.06 -- closing at $96.43 a barrel. more »
  • Oil price falls to near $97 a barrel

    February 3, 2014 5:33 AM

    LONDON (AP) The price of oil dropped Monday after a survey showed a slight deterioration in China's manufacturing activity. By midday in Europe, the benchmark contract for U.S. crude for March delivery was down 24 cents to $97.25 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The... more »
  • Oil slips below $98 after climbing to 2014 high

    January 31, 2014 5:31 AM

    The price of oil slipped below $98 a barrel on Friday, backing off the 2014 peak it hit in the previous session on signs of stronger recoveries in the U.S. and Japan. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for March delivery was down 43 cents to $97.80 in... more »
  • Oil flat as Fed offsets heating oil supply drop

    January 30, 2014 2:41 AM

    The price of oil was little changed Thursday after a big drop in heating oil supplies was offset by the Federal Reserve's decision to further reduce its stimulus. Benchmark U.S. crude for March delivery was up 6 cents at $97.42 a barrel at 0835 GMT in electronic trading on the... more »
  • Crude rises

    January 28, 2014 2:28 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $1.69 -- closing at $97.41 a barrel. more »
  • Crude falls

    January 27, 2014 2:31 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 92 cents -- closing at $95.72 a barrel. more »
  • Crude falls

    January 24, 2014 2:25 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell 68 cents -- closing at $96.64 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    January 23, 2014 2:29 PM

    Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 59 cents -- closing at $97.32 a barrel. more »
  • Crude rises

    January 21, 2014 2:25 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 62 cents -- closing at $94.99 a barrel. more »
  • Crude oil back above $94 on China credit injection

    January 20, 2014 11:47 PM

    The price of oil crept stayed above $94 per barrel on Tuesday after China's central bank injected extra credit into the financial system, helping to offset concerns about slower economic growth. U.S. crude for February delivery was down 30 cents at $94.07 at 0545 GMT in electronic trading on the... more »

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