NEW YORK (AP) -- Oil prices fell Tuesday as traders remained unsure whether positive U.S. economic news signals an increase in fuel demand.
On the New York Mercantile Exchange:
Benchmark crude fell 56 cents to finish at $87.18 per barrel.
Wholesale gasoline for December delivery rose 0.58 cent to $2.7321 a gallon.
Natural gas rose 3.9 cents to $3.769 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Heating oil fell 3.71 cents to $3.0094 a gallon.
On the ICE Futures exchange in London:
Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of oil, fell $1.05 to finish at $109.87 per barrel.