US crude oil, the benchmark for December deliveries, rose $1.05 to $86.92 a barrel on Tuesday. Brent crude for January delivery rose 72 cents to $93.86 a barrel.
Wholesale gasoline for December deliveries fell 1 cent to $2.52 a gallon. Heating oil rose 10 cents to $3.64 a gallon in December. On December 10, natural gas rose 10 cents to $6.03 per 1,000 cubic feet.