United States Oil Fund gaps up on higher crude prices, continues to rise Crude is up over 1.3% at time of writing with the etf following the move higher in the wake of an the seizing of a gas production facility in Algeria by militants Wednesday and a counter-strike today. An Algerian military action against the facility was reported to have killed the majority of hostages being held along with fifteen insurgents. With tensions rising in the region, energy price are higher. At the current price of $34.73, next resistance is at $34.94, the high of the day. Support is at $34.61, the low of the session.