Oil traders are still bullish on the U.S. economy. The price of oil rose slightly yesterday. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery rose 85 cents to close at $101.14 a barrel in New York.
The price has vacillated around $100 a barrel for most of the past month. Gas prices are holding fairly steady. Triple-A says the average price of regular rose less than a penny to $3.57 a gallon on Friday.