Oil prices hit the $100 per barrel mark during Wednesday trading for the first time since 2008, as violent clashes between protesters and forces loyal to Libya's Moammar Gadhafi continued.
Here's a breakdown of how energy contracts traded:
On the New York Mercantile Exchange:
Crude: rose $2.68, or 2.8 percent, to settle at $98.10 per barrel;
Gasoline: gained 12.1 cents to settle at $2.8677 per gallon;
Heating oil: added 11.3 cents to settle at $2.9166 per gallon;
Natural gas: picked up 2.9 cents to settle at $3.936 per 1,000 cubic feet;
On the ICE futures exchange:
Brent crude: added $5.47, or 5 percent, at $111.25 per barrel.