Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Commodity Corner: Crude Oil Falls on Europe, Korea Concerns
Light, sweet crude futures fell 49 cents, settling at $81.25 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil tumbled 0.6 percent Tuesday, a day after Ireland sought a financial bailout from the European Union and International Monetary Fund. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments that the euro is in an "exceptionally serious" situation added to the European debt fears, sending the dollar up against the euro. A stronger dollar curbs commodities' appeal for buyers with foreign currencies.
Natural gas for December delivery fell by less than a penny Tuesday to settle at $4.26 per thousand cubic feet. The decline came as forecasts showed milder weather in the U.S. The National Weather Service now expects normal to above normal temperatures in the Northeast for the next six to 10 days. The December contract for natural gas expires Wednesday, along with the release of this week's inventory report. It will be released a day earlier due to the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. Henry Hub natural gas peaked at $4.29 and bottomed out at $4.115.
Front month December gasoline also settled lower, falling 1.77 cents to end Tuesday's trading session at $2.13 a gallon. RBOB gasoline fluctuated between $2.10 and $2.15 Tuesday.
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