Weekly WTI oil price update: Crude holds steady as bears and bulls face off

11 April 2010

Crude oil prices ended the week virtually unchanged from a week ago as optimism about demand warred with trepidation about historically high inventories in both crude oil and gasoline. The benchmark West Texas Intermediate contract settled at $84.92 a barrel on Friday, only 5 cents ahead of the previous week's Thursday close after surging above $87 a barrel early in the week and then declining for three straight sessions.

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