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Oil drops to ten-month low; biggest first-half slide in 20 years

NEW YORK Oil prices ended down more than 2 percent on Wednesday after hitting a 10-month low in volatile trade, as growing U.S. production and reduced Chinese refinery activity fed mounting concern over the stubborn global crude glut.

17 Jun 2017

Funds pull back from Permian as U.S. shale oil firms go into overdrive

NEW YORK Cash, people and equipment are pouring into the prolific Permian shale basin in Texas as business booms in the largest U.S. oilfield. But one group of investors is heading the other way - concerned that shale may become a victim of its own success.

17 Jun 2017

Oil prices edge up; still near 2017 lows on stubborn glut

NEW YORK Oil prices on Friday bounced up off the year's lows as some producers reduced exports and U.S. rig additions slowed, but the rebound was modest and crude posted its fourth weekly decline on persistent concerns about global oversupply.

16 Jun 2017

Funds pull back from Permian as U.S. shale oil firms go into overdrive

Cash, people and equipment are pouring into the prolific Permian shale basin in Texas as business booms in the largest U.S. oilfield. But one group of investors is heading the other way - concerned that shale may become a victim of its own success.

16 Jun 2017

Oil slides, hits six-month low on rising global production

NEW YORK Oil prices settled lower for a second straight day on Thursday, as the market was unable to rebound from Wednesday's decline on the back of a surprise build in U.S. gasoline inventories and ongoing worries about heavy global supply. | Video

10 Jun 2017

Oil rises as Nigerian pipeline leak overshadows supply worries

NEW YORK Oil prices rose on Friday after a pipeline stoppage in Nigeria, but crude still ended the week down nearly 4 percent on persistent worries about global oversupply.

09 Jun 2017

Oil falls, lowest settlement since November output cut deal

NEW YORK Oil prices fell again on Thursday, with a sell-off continuing the day after data showed a surprise surge in U.S. crude inventories, and Brent settled at its lowest since Nov. 29, the eve of an OPEC production cut deal.

03 Jun 2017

Oil down 1 percent on rising U.S. drilling fears, supply glut

NEW YORK Crude closed down more than 1 percent on Friday for a second straight week of losses, on worries that U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord could accelerate U.S. production and flood the global oil market.

02 Jun 2017

Oil mixed; global crude glut drags despite big U.S. inventory draw

NEW YORK Oil prices were mixed on Thursday, with Brent crude down on concerns that key producers were still adding to the global crude glut but U.S. crude up slightly after a larger-than-expected domestic inventory drawdown.

27 May 2017

Oil rebounds but ends week lower as OPEC cuts disappoint

NEW YORK Oil prices rebounded to rise more than 1 percent on Friday, but Brent crude ended the week nearly 3 percent lower after an OPEC-led decision to extend production curbs did not go as far as many investors had hoped. | Video

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