NYMEX Benchmark Crude February: (+$0.35) to $99.88
Top Energy Stocks
Energy shares are higher in mid-day trading while crude futures trade higher to top $99 a barrel.
Light, sweet crude for February deliver advanced $0.35 to $99.88 a barrel.
In energy news, shares of Exxon Mobil ( XOM ) are higher as the New York Times reports that the oil major and its partners are squabbling with the government in Iraq over a $50 million payment that the refiners say Iraq owes them.
XOM shares are up 0.7% to $84.85.
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