Saturday, October 25th5.8°C
23888
22916

Crude oil exists February with gain of 5%; naural gas off 7%

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The price of oil rose slightly Friday, finishing February with a gain of five per cent for the month.

Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery rose 19 cents to close at US$102.59 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. For all of February, oil gained US$5.10 a barrel.

U.S. refineries needed crude oil to make heating oil and diesel as frigid and stormy weather boosted demand.

Natural gas ended a wild month by gaining 10 cents Friday to US$4.61 per 1,000 cubic feet.

The price soared in the middle of the month as homeowners raised the thermostat and supplies fell sharply. But those gains quickly evaporated as forecasts called for warmer temperatures by the middle of March. For February, natural gas futures lost 33 cents, or nearly seven per cent.

Brent crude, which is used to set prices for international varieties of crude, rose 11 cents to US$109.07 on the ICE Futures exchange in London on Friday.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex, wholesale gasoline rose three cents to US$2.79 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres) and heating oil was flat at US$3.09 per gallon.

(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS), (TSX:CVE)

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News




Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14543.82+56.99
S&P CDNX805.45-3.15
DJIA16805.41127.51
Nasdaq4483.715+30.923
S&P 5001964.58+13.76
CDN Dollar0.8901-0.0003
Gold1231.20+2.10
Oil81.02-0.73
Lumber336.40+6.80
Natural Gas3.631+0.009

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.105-0.005
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.15-0.02
Cantex0.07+0.015
Anavex Life Sciences0.194-0.004
Metalex Ventures0.045+0.005
Russel Metals33.39+0.23
Copper Mountain Mining2.03-0.05
Colorado Resources0.145+0.005
ReliaBrand Inc0.012-0.001
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.05-0.01
Mission Ready Services0.445+0.035

 



23833

FEATURED Property
19635461-3105 Thacker Drive
3 bedrooms 4 baths
$1,595,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


What I learned in China

Photo: ContributedI will never be an expert on China. It is just too big, too complex and too old with layers of history and meaning that would take several lifetimes to unravel. As I said to my hosts...


We can get on together

I was in LA this week. I witnessed such crazy and unusual circumstances as I strolled along Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd. A far cry from sleepy Peachland in the Okanagan! The strange thing was, I f...


Weakening global growth worries

The Big Picture Growth worries persist Worries about weakening global growth and its potential impact on the US economic recovery roiled markets around the globe this week. Europe continues to be the ...

_








Member of BC Press Council


22707