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Oil Tops $104 On Ukraine Fears
Thursday, April 17, 2014 The price of oil rises past $104 per barrel on worries over the upheaval in Ukraine.

Brent Oil Rises Close To $110 On Ukraine Tension; US Oil Unmoved
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Brent rises toward $110 a barrel on mounting tensions in Ukraine, while prices for US oil are nearly unchanged.

Oil Falls Ahead of Ukraine Meeting, US Supply Data
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 The price of oil falls ahead of talks aimed at defusing tensions over Ukraine and the latest report on U.S. oil supplies.

Oil Price Up Past $104 Amid Ukraine Tensions
Monday, April 14, 2014 The price of oil rises on the prospect of higher demand in the US and escalating tensions in Ukraine.

US Crude Nears 6-Week High As Consumer Confidence Supports
Friday, April 11, 2014 US crude oil rises to near a 6-week high, steered by stronger gasoline demand and a positive consumer confidence report, but gains are capped by profit taking and a declining demand outlook.

Oil Slips On Weak China Trade Data
Thursday, April 10, 2014 The price of oil falls slightly after China reports weak monthly trade data.

Oil Rises Above $103 A Barrel On Ukraine Unrest
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 The price of oil rises to a 5-week high amid unrest in eastern Ukraine, even as a report shows a large rise in US crude oil supplies.

US Crude Oil Surges 2% On Weak Dollar, Technical Trade
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 US crude rises more than 2% in a technical-driven rally boosted by a weaker US dollar and forecasts for a draw on stockpiles of domestic oil products.

Oil Prices Slip Below $101 After Libyan Deal
Monday, April 07, 2014 Oil prices fall below $101 a barrel following reports that four Libyan oil terminals under militia control could soon open and possibly boost global supplies.

Oil Prices Rise On US Jobs Report
Friday, April 04, 2014 Oil prices rise slightly after a monthly US jobs report shows stronger hiring in the US in recent months.

Oil Rises On Anticipation Of Improved Jobs Report
Thursday, April 03, 2014 The price of oil rises as traders anticipate positive news in the monthly US jobs report.

Oil Falls Even With Supply Drop
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 The price of oil falls slightly, despite a report of an unexpected decline in the nation's supplies.

Brent Plunges To 5-Month Low On China, Europe Factory Data
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Brent crude oil futures fall in a steady slide to settle at nearly a five 5-low as poor manufacturing data from China and Europe weighs.

Oil Steady Above $101 After US-Russia Talks
Monday, March 31, 2014 The price of oil changes little as markets keep an eye on talks between the US and Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.

Oil Prices Edge Higher On Geopolitical Concerns
Friday, March 28, 2014 US crude oil rises for its third session on data showing consumer spending increased in February.

Oil Up Above $101 As US Growth Rate Revised Higher
Thursday, March 27, 2014 The price of oil advances past $101 a barrel following an upward revision to US growth figures and ongoing concerns about tight supplies.

Oil Above $100, Traders Shrug Off Jump In Supplies
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 The price of oil rises above $100 a barrel as the market looks beyond a large increase in oil supplies.

Brent Rises On Russia Risk, Nigeria, Libya Supply Concerns
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Brent crude oil futures rise on renewed geopolitical risk over Russia and supply disruptions in Nigeria and Libya, while US crude is pressured by forecasts for a stock build.

Brent Crude Falls On Weak China Data in Volatile Trading
Monday, March 24, 2014 Brent crude oil falls and U.S. crude edges slightly higher in choppy trading.

Crude Oil Futures Rise on Fears Over Sanctions Against Russia
Friday, March 21, 2014 Crude oil futures rise as fresh US and European sanctions on Russia renews fears of a supply disruption.

Oil, Natural Gas Fall Following Supply Reports
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Oil and natural gas falls on concerns that demand for both is waning.

Brent Oil Falls as Russian Supply Worries Ease
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Brent Oil futures falls on easing worries over sanctions affecting Russian Oil supplies.

Oil Gains Most in 2 Weeks
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 US oil prices post the largest climb in two weeks on strong factor data and an ease of tensions over Ukraine.

Oil Down after Crimea Votes to Split from Ukraine
Monday, March 17, 2014 The price of oil falls near $98 a barrel after Crimea voted to split from Ukraine and join Russia, a development already anticipated by investors.

Brent Rises by More Than $1 Ahead of Crimea Referendum
Friday, March 14, 2014 Brent crude oil rises by more than $1 as traders worried about the war of words between Moscow and the West might escalate sharply if Crimea holds its referendum on joining Russia.

Oil Rises; Natural Gas Slumps; Pump Price at $3.50
Thursday, March 13, 2014 The price of oil gets a slight boost from positive U.S. economic data, while natural gas hit a nearly two-month low.

U.S. Oil Falls More Than $2 On Stocks Rise, SPR Sale
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 U.S. crude oil fell by more than 2 percent, its biggest drop in two months, after the United States announced unexpected plans for a test release of strategic oil reserves while weekly data showed a big rise in crude stockpiles.

U.S. Oil Falls To $100 On China Bond Concern, Stockpiles
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 U.S. crude oil prices fell below $100 per barrel for the first time in a month.

Oil Sinks On Weak China Data and As Heating Season Ends
Monday, March 10, 2014 US oil fell by more than $1 per barrel, pressured by an unexpected drop in China's exports that stoked fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

Oil Rises On Solid Gain In US Hiring
Friday, March 07, 2014 The price of oil creeps up to near $102 a barrel after a solid increase in US employment and a decline in the dollar.

Brent, US Oil Rise As Ukraine Risks Return
Thursday, March 06, 2014 US oil rises after falling to near 3-week lows as traders reconsider the geopolitical risk posed by worsening diplomatic relations over Russia's intervention in Crimea.

Oil Slides On Weak Demand Outlook, Ukraine Fears Subside
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Oil prices slide nearly $2 per barrel as US government data reflects weaker oil demand as Europe and the United States head into spring and refiners move into maintenance season.

Oil Falls Nearly 2% As Russia-Ukraine Fears Ease
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Crude oil falls nearly 2% on comments from President Putin that eased concerns Russia would escalate its military intervention in Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.

Oil Prices Spike On Russia Sanctions Fears
Monday, March 03, 2014 The price of oil jumps more than $2 a barrel as Russia's military advance into Ukraine raises fears of economic sanctions against one of the world's major energy producers.

Oil Ends Month With 5% Gain
Friday, February 28, 2014 The price of oil rises slightly and finished the month with a gain of 5%.

Oil And Natural Gas Down Slightly
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Energy markets were relatively tame, with both oil and natural gas showing small declines.

Oil Gains As US Supplies Rise Less Than Expected
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 The price of oil rises as US oil supplies increased less than expected.

Oil And Natural Gas Fall On Weather Forecasts
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Oil and natural gas falls as weather forecasts back off previous predictions of unusually cold temperatures in March and April.

Oil Rises, But Natural Gas Sinks In Volatile Trade
Monday, February 24, 2014 The price of oil rises as another cold spell for the US Midwest and Northeast is expected to boost demand for heating oil.

Oil Falls As Warmer U.S. Weather Curbs Demand
Friday, February 21, 2014 Oil prices fell on Friday, slightly eroding their sixth straight week of gains.

Oil Below $103 As Chinese Factory Activity Drops
Thursday, February 20, 2014 The price of oil slips below $103 a barrel after a report indicated that manufacturing in China shrank again in February.