Energy Prices Mixed, Gold Lower

S&P MARKETSCOPE : June WTI crude, which skidded $2.05 yesterday after Nigerian oil workers ended a 2-day strike, rose 34 cents Wednesday to $63.49... Nigerian President Umaru Yar-Adua asked for a break in militant attacks in the Niger Delta, pledging to give this matter urgent attention and use "every resource available to resolve this crisis"... July heating oil futures, which dropped 7.01 cents yesterday, rose 0.65 cent to 187.55 cents... June reformulated gasoline futures, which plunged 10.58 cents yesterday on news several distressed refineries had reopened, fell another 2.54 cents to 227.25 cents... some positioning before tomorrow's Dept. of Energy report that likely to show small increase... July Brent crude oil futures fell 41 cents to $67.72 in London.

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