Oil settles slightly lower
Thursday, March 24, 2011; 3:32 PM
NEW YORK -- Oil settled a little lowerThursday after government reports gave a mixed read on the U.S. economic recovery.
Here's a breakdown of how energy contracts traded:
On the New York Mercantile Exchange:
Crude: lost 15 cents to settle at $105.60 per barrel;
Gasoline: gained 2.22 cents to settle at $3.0508 per gallon;
Heating oil: added nearly a penny to settle at $3.0787 per gallon;
Natural gas: lost 9.1 cents to settle at $4.244 per 1,000 cubic feet.
On the ICE Futures exchange:
Brent crude: added 13 cents to settle at $115.60 per barrel.