Cash prices on average skidded about another dime overall on Friday as surging prices at a couple of points in the Northeast couldn’t balance an overall weak tenor to an oversupplied market. Midwest points slipped less than a dime, but Gulf and eastern points suffered double digit losses. At the close of trading January futures had made it five straight losses in a row for the week and settled at $3.314, down 3.3 cents and February lost 3.1 cents to $3.358. January crude oil added 84 cents to $86.73.
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The physical market overall was largely unchanged Friday although points in the Northeast skidded on forecasts of mild weather. Prices across the Midwest and the Gulf showed no more that a couple of pennies’ movement either way. At the close of futures trading June had risen 2.2 cents to $2.509 and July was up by 2.0 cents to $2.589. June crude oil fell 95 cents to $96.13/bbl.