Oil rose nearly $1 toward $74 a barrel to settle at a 10-month high on Friday as data in the United States promised economic recovery and a potential revival in energy demand.
U.S. crude for October delivery settled up 98 cents at $73.89 per barrel, the highest settle since October 20. London Brent crude for October settled up 86 cents at $74.19.
Crude rose $6.38 over the week, nearly 10 percent, from the $67.51 settle on August 14.
It sure is nice not having an oil man in the White House.
Wouldn't you say?