160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Oil prices followed gasoline futures lower and settled near $60 a barrel Friday as traders positioned themselves before the weekend. Light, sweet crude for April delivery dropped $1.59 to settle at $60.05 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for April delivery fell $1.20 to settle at $61.13 a barrel on London’s ICE Futures Exchange. Gasoline futures slipped more than 2 cents to settle at $1.9021 a gallon.