Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for February delivery fell 30 cents to $52.91 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for March delivery fell 52 cents to $56.06 a barrel.

Wholesale gasoline for February delivery was little changed at $1.55 a gallon. February heating oil was also little changed at $1.60 a gallon. February natural gas fell 3 cents to $2.73 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Gold for February delivery rose $10.70 to $1,854.90 an ounce. Silver for March delivery rose 14 cents to $25.57 an ounce and March copper rose 1 cent to $3.62 a pound.

The dollar rose to 103.89 Japanese yen from 103.83. The euro fell to $1.2155 from $1.2201.