Two online sources for crude oil prices are the United States Energy Information Administration, or EIA, website and the "Commodities" page of the CNBC website. The EIA website ( provides current pricing and more... More » Business & Finance Investing

The easiest way for the non-professional investor to invest in crude oil is through the purchase of an exchange-traded fund that tracks the price of the commodity. One share of the U.S. Oil Fund (USO) ETF provides exposu... More » Business & Finance Investing

Crude oil prices have fluctuated from highs of approximately $120 per barrel in inflation-adjusted 2013 dollars to lows of just over $10 since the mid-1800s. The first major spike occurred in 1862 during the U.S. Civil W... More » Business & Finance Industries
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Websites such as CNBC and Bloomberg provide daily crude oil prices for West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude oil, according to each website. Brent and West Texas Intermediate are the most popular benchmark oil prices a... More » Business & Finance Investing

Crude oil prices tend to reflect events that potentially disrupt the flow of oil from extraction to refineries to the end product, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Events that disrupt the supply o... More » Business & Finance Investing

Free live streams showing crude oil prices are available on finance sites such as, and Many other prices are also available on these sites. More » Business & Finance Investing

Visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration website to find the spot price of WTI crude oil. The spot price represents the market price of the actual physical commodity as opposed to an underlying stock, according t... More » Business & Finance Investing