New York -- Crude oil prices rose above $77 per barrel Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange as the dollar index dropped 0.13 percent.
July delivery crude oil prices rose 53 cents from a prior settlement to $77.32 per barrel.
Heating oil prices for July delivery lost 0.0146 cents to $2.1328 per gallon. Reformulated gasoline blendstock prices shed 0.0067 cents to $2.1573 per gallon. Henry Hub natural gas prices dropped 0.137 cents to $5.025 per million British thermal units.
At the pump, the national average price for unleaded regular gasoline rose to $2.719 per gallon from Thursday's $2.707, AAA said.
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