Glance: Oil prices end higher on hope of stimulus
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil finished slightly higher Monday after a push-pull between bad economic news and hopes that bad news would compel central banks to intervene.
On the New York Mercantile Exchange:
Benchmark crude ended up 12 cents to $96.54 per barrel.
Wholesale gasoline ended up less than a penny at $3.024 a gallon.
Heating oil finished up 1.8 cents at $3.17 a gallon.
Natural gas rose 13 cents to end at $2.81 per 1,000 cubic feet.
On the ICE futures exchange in London:
Brent crude gained 56 cents to finish at $114.81 per barrel in London.