Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery rose $1.88 to $40.16 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for November delivery rose $1.69 to $42.22 a barrel.
Wholesale gasoline for October delivery rose 5 cents to $1.19 a gallon. October heating oil rose 2 cents to $1.12 a gallon. October natural gas fell 9 cents to $2.27 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Gold for December delivery rose $4.30 to $1,970.50 an ounce. Silver for December delivery rose 1 cent to $27.48 an ounce and December copper was little changed at $3.06 a pound.
The dollar fell to 105.01 Japanese yen from 105.46 yen. The euro fell to $1.1801 from $1.1853.
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