Oil tops $105 per barrel

The Associated Press
Tuesday, March 22, 2011; 3:44 PM

NEW YORK -- Oil prices pushed as high as $105.18 per barrel Tuesday, as traders focused on a series of international crises that could tighten global supplies at a time when consumption is expected to increase.

Here's a breakdown of how energy contracts traded Tuesday.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange:

Crude: climbed $1.88 to settle at $104.97 per barrel;

Heating Oil: added 2.37 cents to settle at $3.0762 per gallon;

Gasoline: gained almost a penny to settle at $3.0045 per gallon;

Natural Gas: picked up 9.3 cents to settle at $4.254 per 1,000 cubic feet.

On the ICE futures exchange:

Brent Crude: rose 73 cents to settle at $115.64 per barrel.

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