Crude oil prices moved tentatively higher Wednesday, aiming toward $93 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
The market gained confidence as equity markets pushed higher in Asia and Europe.
West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery in New York added 69 cents to $92.78 per barrel.
Natural gas prices gained 0.31 cents to $3.468 per million British thermal units. Home heating oil lost 1.52 cents to $3.1833 per gallon. Reformulated blendstock gasoline dropped 0.03 cents to $2.868 per gallon.
At the pump, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $3.756 per gallon, down from Tuesday's $3.773, AAA reported.