December heating oil garnered an early morning lift as the outside market tone took a more favorable turn. Some traders suggested that hopes for a resolution to the European debt crisis later this week was a factor supporting risk taking attitudes this morning. The Commitments of Traders Futures and Options report as of October 18th showed non-commercial traders were net long 21,633 contracts, an increase of 13,006. Non-commercial and nonreportable traders combined held a net long position of 35,232 contracts, an increase of 17,451. The active spec buying interest was also highlighted by an active buying from money mangers, both seen as positive short term forces.