Commodities Narrowly Mixed

Energy prices are a bit higher.
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Commodity prices were little changed early Monday, with energy futures creeping higher and metals drifting lower.

The May contract for light sweet crude oil was adding 2 cents to $65.89 a barrel, and natural gas was gaining 5 cents to $7.78 per million British thermal units.

Heating oil rose about half a cent to $1.88 a gallon, and reformulated gasoline was better by 1 cent to $2.07 a gallon.

Gold was slipping $3.60 to $665.40 an ounce, and silver was dropping 28 cents to $13.17 an ounce. Copper was off 2 cents at $3.13 a pound. Platinum shed $8.30 to $1,240 an ounce.

Among agricultural futures traded in New York, cocoa, cotton and sugar were declining, while coffee and frozen concentrated orange juice were stronger.

The Reuters Jefferies CRB Index was down 0.8 points at 316.11.