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September 29, 2009

Crude oil prices drop Tuesday

Crude oil prices fell to nearly $66 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Tuesday, the lowest price in more than a month.

The price of light, sweet crude fell 77 cents overnight to $66.07 per barrel. Heating oil prices dropped 0.0097 cents to $1.6812 per gallon. Reformulated gasoline prices lost 0.18 cents to $1.62 per gallon. Natural gas prices dropped 0.185 cents to $4.645 per million British thermal units.

At the pump, the national average price of unleaded gasoline was $2.487 per gallon Tuesday, down from Monday's $2.499, AAA said.