Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery rose $1.06 to settle at $42.67 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for October delivery rose 93 cents to $45.43 a barrel.

Wholesale gasoline for September delivery rose 4 cents $1.24 a gallon. September heating oil rose 2 cents to $1.26 a gallon. September natural gas fell 2 cents to $2.15 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Gold for December delivery rose $2.70 to $1,949.00 an ounce. Silver for September delivery fell 7 cents to $25.98 an ounce and September copper rose 2 cents to $2.89 a pound.

The dollar rose to 106.86 Japanese yen from 106.67 yen. The euro rose to $1.1784 from $1.1745.

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