Traders work in the oil futures pit of the New York Mercantile Exchange in New York

 
Traders work in the oil futures pit of the New York Mercantile Exchange in New York
Traders work in the oil futures pit of the New York Mercantile Exchange in New York, February 22, 2008. Oil rose to near $99 a barrel on Friday as an incursion into Iraq by Turkish troops and cold weather in the U.S. Northeast outweighed concerns about mounting problems in the U.S. economy. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES)