The price of natural gas has dropped below $2 for the first time in more than a decade. Oil prices rose on positive signs for the economy and energy demand. Here's how energy futures traded on Wednesday.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange:

Benchmark crude rose by $1.68 to finish at $102.70 per barrel;

Gasoline climbed 4.59 cents to end at $3.2955 per gallon;

Heating oil rose by 1.92 cents to finish at $3.1149 per gallon;

Natural gas gave up 4.7 cents to end at $1.984 per 1,000 cubic feet.

On the ICE Futures exchange in London:

Brent crude increased by 30 cents to finish at $120.18.