Benchmark US crude for January delivery rose $2.35 to $80.55 a barrel on Wednesday. Brent crude for January delivery rose $2.40 to $85.43 a barrel.
Wholesale gasoline for December deliveries rose 9 cents to $2.42 a gallon. Heating oil rose 6 cents to $3.36 a gallon in December. Natural gas fell 31 cents in January to $6.93 per 1,000 cubic feet.