Crude oil prices moved slightly higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange Friday, inching up toward $100 per barrel. With the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index poised to close out the year at record highs, West Texas Intermediate crude oil added 13 cents to $99.68 per barrel. Reformulated gasoline blendstock for January shed 1.12 cents at $2.8088 a gallon. January heating oil gave up 0.64 cents to $3.0884 a gallon while natural gas dropped 7 cents to $4.36 per million British thermal units. The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline rose at the pump, climbing to $3.283 a gallon from Thursday's $3.268 , the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said.
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