Oil futures were putting in a mixed performance Wednesday, with Brent crude edging lower and West Texas Intermediate in positive territory, as worries over global demand lingered.
West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery rose 25 cents, or 0.5%, to $53.06 a barrel, putting the U.S. benchmark on track to end a two-day skid. But the global benchmark, December Brent crude, was off 9 cents, or 0.2%, at $58.65 a barrel.
n other energy trade, November gasoline fell 0.3% to $1.6096, while November heating oil rose 0.4% to $1.9175 a gallon. November natural-gas futures were up 0.9% at $2.36 per million British thermal units.