The price of oil was in a holding pattern Friday ahead of a key monthly U.S. jobs report.
Benchmark U.S. oil for July delivery was down
Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, rose
Economists are expecting the U.S. government's job report to show that employers added 220,000 jobs in May after adding 288,000 in April. Unemployment is forecast to inch up to 6.4 percent as more people hunt for work.
A strengthening job market would be in important sign of recovery in the world's biggest economy, which also translates into higher demand for energy.
In other energy futures trading on
— Wholesale gasoline up
— Natural gas rose
— Heating oil gained
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