Crude Oil Prices Nearly Flat

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) — Crude oil prices for May delivery added 9 cents to hit $80.60 per barrel in New York as the dollar index fell 0.26 percent.

The dollar shifted lower after France and Germany reached an agreement to help Greece with its national debt — an issue that has weighed on the euro for at least a month.

Early Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, heating oil futures for May delivery added 0.0022 cents to $2.0846 per gallon. Reformulated gasoline blendstock for May shed 0.0028 cents to $2.2171 per gallon. Henry Hub natural gas prices for May lost 0.22 cents to $4.007 per million British thermal units.

At the retail level, the average national price for unleaded regular gasoline was $2.811 per gallon Friday, down from Thursday’s $2.813, AAA said.

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