Benchmark US crude for November delivery rose $ 1.67 to $ 72.23 per barrel on Wednesday. Brent crude oil for November delivery rose $ 1.83 to $ 76.19 per barrel.
Wholesale gasoline for delivery in October rose 1 cent to $ 2.12 per gallon. Heating oil in October rose 4 cents to $ 2.21 per gallon. October natural gas was unchanged at $ 4.81 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Gold for December delivery rose 60 cents to $ 1,778.80 an ounce. Silver for December delivery rose 30 cents to $ 22.91 per ounce and December copper rose 12 cents to $ 4.25 per pound.
The dollar fell from 109.23 yen to 109.89 Japanese yen. The euro fell to $ 1.1692 from $ 1.1729.
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