Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Long before the shale revolution, a vital contributor to U.S. oil production were stripper wells, small holes producing trickles of crude with the aid of iconic pumping machines known as nodding donkeys, such as the one shown here in 2012 in Los Angeles. With oil prices down 57 percent since June, these smallest of producers will be the first to succumb to the Great Oil Bust of 2015. T CREDIT: Bloomberg News photo by Patrick T. Fallon).

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Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery fell 33 cents to settle at $41.61 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for October delivery fell 49 cents to $44.50 a barrel.
Wholesale gasoline for September delivery fell 2 cents $1.20 a gallon. September heating oil was little changed at $1.24 a gallon. September natural gas rose 2 cents to $2.17 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Gold for December delivery fell $93.40 to $1,946.30 an ounce. Silver for September delivery fell $3.21 to $26.05 an ounce and September copper rose 1 cent to $2.88 a pound.
The dollar rose to 106.67 Japanese yen from 105.95 yen. The euro rose to $1.1745 from $1.1744.