Pure-gas costs climbed by greater than 5% on Thursday to settle at their highest since December 2008, buoyed by tight provides, whereas oil costs edged down to complete with a modest loss. The Energy Information Administration reported Thursday that U.S. natural-gas provides fell 33 billion cubic ft for the week ended April 1. That compares with a five-year common improve of 8 billion for the week, based on S&P International Commodity Insights. Could pure gasoline
rose 33 cents, or 5.5%, to settle at $6.359 per million British thermal models, the very best front-month contract settlement since December 2008, FactSet knowledge present. Could West Texas Intermediate crude
fell 20 cents, or 0.2%, to settle at $96.03.96 a barrel, after settling 5.6% decrease on Wednesday.