The price of crude oil in New York topped $97 per barrel Thursday as equity markets in a tough week began to rebound.
West Texas Intermediate crude oil for June delivery added 63 cents to $97.44 per barrel.
Natural gas slipped overnight, losing 0.3 cents to $2.462 per million British thermal units.
Home heating oil lost 0.49 cents to $2.9942 per gallon.
Reformulated blendstock lost 0.84 cents to $3.0157 per gallon.
At the pump, the national average price of unleaded gasoline dropped from Wednesday's $3.75 per gallon to $3.739, AAA said.