Crude oil prices held at more than $94 per barrel Thursday morning after the Energy Information Administration said inventories dropped sharply in the week. U.S. stockpiles dropped by 7.7 million barrels in the week that ended Jan. 10 to 350.2 million barrels, EIA said. In early trading, NYMEX light, sweet crude oil added 13 cents to $94.30 per barrel. Reformulated blendstock gasoline shed 1.09 cents to $2.6115 a gallon. Home heating oil lost 1.34 cents to $2.9662 a gallon. Natural gas added 12 cents to hit $4.44 per million British thermal units. The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline dropped to $3.302 per gallon from Wednesday's $3.306 , the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said.
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