Heating oil slipped on a forecast for warmer weather for the U.S. Northeast, curbing household demand for the fuel.
“The weather is going to be warmer than expected,” said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Price Futures Group in Chicago.
Heating oil for February delivery fell 2.35 cents, or 0.8 percent, to $3.0228 a gallon at 10:06 a.m. on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Volume was 19 percent below the average of the past 100 days.
Gasoline for February delivery gained 0.3 cent to $2.7981 a gallon. Volume was 29 percent below average.
The average nationwide retail price for regular gasoline rose 0.1 cent to $3.292 a gallon, AAA said today on its website.
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