SAN FRANCISCO – Natural-gas futures rallied Wednesday, with the February contract rallying 10% on its expiration day on expectations for a big decline in weekly U.S. natural-gas supplies. Oil futures, meanwhile, finished with a slight loss as traders digested petroleum-supply data and news that the Federal Reserve will further taper its bond-buying program. February natural gas added 52 cents, or 10%, to settle at $5.557 per million British thermal units. March crude finished down 5 cents at $97.36 a barrel.
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