Oil prices rose Thursday after hopeful news about housing permits suggested that oil demand could rise, too.
On the New York Mercantile Exchange:
Benchmark crude rose $1.27 to end at $95.60 per barrel.
Wholesale gasoline fell a fraction of a penny to finish at $3.0832 per gallon.
Heating oil rose 3.77 cents to end at $3.1229 per gallon.
Natural gas fell 2.4 cents to finish at $2.7240 per 1,000 cubic feet.
On the ICE Futures exchange in London:
Brent crude rose 96 cents to end at $115.27 per barrel.