Closing price: $98.18 per barrel (up)
National gas average: $3.08 (down)
Expect oil prices to stay steady or even drop, unless prices hit $100. Most likely though, oil will drop as production is expected to increase.
1. Weak dollar (again)
Yes, this is essentially permanent. A lower dollar makes oil cheaper in countries that use other currencies.
Needs no explanation.
OPEC finally seems ready to increase output.