Benchmark crude for February delivery ended the day down 20 cents to $92.92 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to price international varieties of oil, fell 33 cents to finish at $112.14 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

Wholesale gasoline was unchanged, ending at $2.80 a gallon. Heating oil lost 2 cents to finish at $3.03 a gallon. Natural gas fell 4 cents to end at $3.20 per 1,000 cubic feet.

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