Crude oil prices drop Tuesday

Crude oil prices slid to $67.26 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Tuesday, as U.S. stock markets closed flat for the second consecutive day.

Prices for light, sweet crude fell 98 cents from Monday’s closing price. Heating oil prices fell marginally, down 0.0176 cents to $1.7705 per gallon. Reformulated blendstock gasoline dropped 0.017 cents to $1.913 per gallon. Natural gas prices lost 0.109 cents to $3.52 per million British thermal units.

At the pump, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.505 Tuesday, up a half cent from Monday’s $2.50 a gallon, AAA said.

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