Oil prices at $83 per barrel on jobs increase

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Oil prices climbed to near $83 per barrel as a volatile week for crude ended with news of a burst of hiring in the U.S.

Here's a breakdown of how energy contracts traded Friday.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange:

Crude rose 39 cents to end at $82.98 per barrel.

Gasoline lost 3.84 cents to finish at $2.6476 per gallon.

Heating oil fell less than a penny to end at $2.8588 per gallon.

Natural gas lost 11.7 cents to finish at $3.481 per 1,000 cubic feet.

On the ICE Futures exchange in London:

Brent crude rose15 cents to end the day at $105.88 per barrel.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.



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