Oil, natural-gas futures end higher as Hurricane Sally disrupts Gulf of Mexico energy production

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Oil futures ended higher on Tuesday, finding support as Hurricane Sally approached the northern U.S. Gulf Coast, disrupting production of both oil and natural gas in the region. Nearly 27% of Gulf oil production and about 28% of natural-gas production has been shut in as of Tuesday, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. October West Texas Intermediate oil rose $1.02, or 2.7%, to settle at $38.28 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. October natural gas , meanwhile, settled at $2.362 per million British thermal units, up 5 cents, or nearly 2.3%.
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