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NYMEX Friday Wrap: Oil, nat gas end week with gains
HOUSTON, December 7, 2018 (PCW) — January NYMEX crude futures settled up $1.12 per barrel at $52.61/bbl. February Brent at the close of the NYMEX increased $1 51 at $61.67 bbl. The February Brent/WTI spread widened at $8.76 bbl favoring Brent.
Prompt natural gas futures were up 16.1 cents at $4.488 mmBtu. January NYMEX RBOB futures closed at $1.4858 gal, up 5.24 cpg.
December gasoline differentials were lower versus Thursday’s level.
A 4 CBOB 87 regular was lower at 7.75 cpg under the screen.
CBOB 87 was down at 7.75 cpg under the screen.
D4 CBOB 93 premium was lower 8.75 cpg over the screen.
CBOB 93 was down 8.75 over the screen.
RBOB was lower at 6.75 cpg under the screen.
The 3-2-1 crack spread in the Gulf Coast was $9.56 bbl, $5.84 /bbl under the screen. – John Troland