Oil ends lower, still near $91 a barrel
The price of oil fell slightly Friday, as the stock market drifted lower and efforts continued in Washington to strike a budget deal before the year-end deadline.
On the New York Mercantile Exchange:
n Benchmark crude fell 7 cents to finish at $90.80 per barrel.
n Gasoline fell 2.14 cents to end at $2.7999 a gallon.
n Heating oil fell 2.75 cents to finish at $3.0448 a gallon.
n Natural gas rose 5.7 cents to end at $3.4690 per 1,000 cubic feet.
n On the ICE Futures exchange in London:
n Brent crude fell 18 cents to finish the day at $109.83 per barrel.