NYMEX Benchmark Crude January: +$0.34 (+0.22%) to $88.62
Top Energy Stocks
Energy shares are down in late-session trading even as crude oil futures managed to resist downward pressure and end in positive territory for the day.
Crude oil for January delivery finished up $0.34, or 0.22%, to $88.62 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was up 0.48% to $2.47 a gallon while natural gas fell 0.71%, to $4.22 per million British thermal units.
The U.S Dollar Index (DXY) is up 1.01% to $80.17.
In late-session energy sector news, shares of BP plc ( BP ) and Transocean ( RIG ) are mixed following word that the Obama administration is suing both companies--along with other companies--for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill earlier this year, Reuters reported.
BP ADRs are down 1.4%, or $0.62, to $43.82. Transocean shares are down 1.1% to $71.99.
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