By The Associated Press
Benchmark U.S. crude oil for January delivery rose $1.89 to $77.28 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude for February delivery rose $2.02 to $82.70 a barrel.
Wholesale gasoline for January delivery rose 8 cents to $2.24 a gallon. January heating oil rose 18 cents to $3.28 a gallon. January natural gas fell 51 cents to $6.43 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Gold for February delivery fell $6.80 to $1,818.70 an ounce. Silver for March delivery rose 15 cents to $24.14 an ounce and March copper rose 4 cents to $3.88 a pound.
The dollar fell to 135.36 Japanese yen from 135.47 yen. The euro rose to $1.0663 from $1.0635.