BP PLC ( BP) said third-quarter earnings rose 83% to $8.05 billion from $4.4 billion a year earlier on record high crude and natural gas prices. The price of a barrel of crude oil rose to as high as $147.27 in July, a record. It has since fallen well more than 50%. Crude is trading at $64.02 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange Tuesday. The latest quarter includes a gain of $1.15 billion accounting gain. Europe's second-largest oil company said in a press release Tuesday its third-quarter replacement cost profit was $10.03 billion, compared with $4.04 billion a year earlier. BP said net cash provided by operating activities for the quarter were $14.9 billion, compared with $6.4 billion a year earlier. Total revenue in the quarter rose to $104.6 billion from $72.6 billion a year earlier.