Crude oil prices were on solid black territory in early Wednesday trading as geopolitical tensions escalated between the United States and North Korea . Crude oil prices drifted into negative territory for most of the Tuesday session and closed lower even after Washington offered a bellicose response to North Korean nuclear threats against the United States. Traders were moving Tuesday on data from the American Petroleum Institute, which offered a bearish reading of U.S. crude oil inventories in Cushing, Okla., the key storage hub in the United States. Gasoline inventories, which offer a loose indication of the demand from the transportation sector, increased by more than 1 million barrels. North Korea continued the pressure Wednesday with a response to U.S. President Donald […]