The Dow Jones industrial average rose 15.93 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 15,755.36. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.18 points, or 0.01 percent, to 1,775.32. The Nasdaq composite rose 2.57 points, or 0.06 percent, to 4,000.98.
Benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery dropped 90 cents to $96.60 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Wholesale gasoline was flat at $2.63 a gallon. Heating oil was little changed at $2.97 gallon. Natural gas rose 5 cents to $4.40 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, fell 6 cents to $108.32 a barrel on the ICE exchange in London.