US crude oil, the benchmark for December deliveries, rose $1.17 to $89.08 a barrel on Thursday. Brent crude for December delivery rose $1.27 to $96.96 a barrel.

Wholesale gasoline for delivery in November rose 11 cents to $3.01 a gallon. Heating oil rose 21 cents in November to $4.33 a gallon. Natural gas fell 42 cents in November to $5.19 per 1,000 cubic feet.