Crude oil edges higher, other energy futures slip
NEW YORK (AP) — Crude oil prices rose slightly on Tuesday but other energy futures fell.
Crop prices mostly rose and metals futures barely budged.
Oil for December delivery rose 31 cents to end at $93.34 a barrel in New York.
Wholesale gasoline edged down 2 cents to $2.64 a gallon, heating oil fell 2 cents to $2.91 a gallon and natural gas fell 6 cents to $3.556 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Wheat and corn futures each rose about 1 percent but soybeans fell.
Corn rose 5.75 cents to $4.1775 a bushel. Wheat rose 8 cents to $6.5025 a bushel. Soybeans fell 11.25 cents to $12.7625 a bushel.
Metals prices were mostly flat.
December gold edged up $1.20 to $1,273.50 an ounce, silver for delivery in the same month edged down 2.3 cents to $20.334 an ounce and December copper inched up less than a penny to $3.1575 a pound.
January platinum rose $8.90 to $1,419.90. December palladium rose $5.15 to $721.90.