Crude prices moved higher this week, giving back some gains on Friday.
West Texas Intermediate on the New York Mercantile Exchange dropped 59 cents, or about 1 percent, Friday, to close at $40.60 per barrel. This compares to Monday, when prices jumped $2.17 to close at $39.22 per barrel. That was followed by a $1.45 gain Tuesday that put prices back above $40 a barrel. Prices fell to $39.95 Wednesday before closing at $41.19 Thursday. The posted price ended the week at $37 per barrel.