September 23, 2009
Crude oil prices slide Wednesday
Crude oil prices slid closer to $71 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Wednesday in advance of a U.S. stockpile report.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration is set to release its weekly inventory report Wednesday. In recent months, stockpiles have remained high, while demand has dropped throughout the recession.
At the pump, the national average price of unleaded gasoline was $2.54 per gallon Wednesday, down from Tuesday's $2.544, AAA said.