Commodity Prices

The following graphs present commodity future prices over the periods of the last week, last three months and last year. All changes are measured in US Dollars and reflect daily closing prices for the forward month futures.

Light Crude Oil

    Last 6 Days     Last 3 Months     Last 12 Months

Brent Crude Oil

    Last 6 Days     Last 3 Months     Last 12 Months

Natural Gas

    Last 6 Days     Last 3 Months     Last 12 Months

Commodity News

Oil Prices Fall off Larger than Expected Rise in Crude Inventories
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Oil prices fall immediately following the release of the EIA's Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

Oil Up On Iran Talk; Stockpile Build Cited By API Surprises
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Oil prices rise after Reuters reports Iran was sending positive signals that it may support joint OPEC action to prop up the market.

Oil Down 3 Pct as Rally Snaps on Rising Crude, China Fuel Exports
Monday, August 22, 2016 Oil settles down more than 3 percent, retreating from last week's two-month highs, on worries about burgeoning Chinese fuel exports, more Iraqi and Nigerian crude shipments and a rising U.S. oil rig count.

Oil Posts Strong Weekly Gains; Analysts Say Rally Unjustified
Friday, August 19, 2016 Oil prices settled steady to higher, with US crude posting its biggest weekly gain since March after surging nearly 25 percent in a little over two weeks.

Oil Rises; Brent Over $50/bbl On OPEC Freeze Talk, Weaker Dollar
Thursday, August 18, 2016 Oil prices rise for a sixth straight day, with Brent crude rising above $50 for the first time in six weeks.

Oil Prices Rise Modestly off Lower Inventory Numbers
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Oil prices rose immediately following the release of the EIA's Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

Oil At 5-Week High As OPEC Sources, Russia, Talk Of Cooperation
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Oil settles up nearly 2%, hitting five-week highs for a second straight day.

Oil Extends Rally To 5-Week Highs On Talk Of Producer Action
Monday, August 15, 2016 Oil prices hit five-week highs, gaining 10% or more in a three-day rally.

Oil Up 2% On Short Covering, Hope For Producer Action
Friday, August 12, 2016 Oil rose about 2%, clinching its biggest weekly gains since April.

Oil Surges 4%, Helping Wall St Hit Record Peaks
Thursday, August 11, 2016 Stocks in the United States and Europe raced higher helped by encouraging corporate reports and a 4% surge in oil prices.