US light sweet crude December contract rose 24 cents to $59.71 a barrel
World crude oil prices edged up but still kept below $60 per barrel Tuesday.
US light sweet crude December contract rose 24 cents to $59.71 a barrel in closing deals. It hit $58.60 Monday, the lowest for a front-month contract since July 26.
In London, the price of Brent crude for December delivery fell 23 cents to end the session at $57.81 a barrel.
On the New York Mercantile Exchange, December heating oil futures fell 1 cents to settle at $1.77 a gallon and gasoline futures dropped 0.5 cents to settle at $1.56 per gallon.