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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.
Oil Up Over $103 On Winter Demand, Supply Concerns
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 The price of oil rises 1% to close above $103 a barrel, driven by severe winter weather in the US and supply concerns.
US Cold, Chinese Growth Help Lift Oil Above $102
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 The price of oil closes above $102 a barrel on expectations that cold weather in the US and steady Chinese growth will underpin demand.
Oil Price Above $100 On US Heating Fuel Demand
Monday, February 17, 2014 The price of oil extends gains above $100 a barrel as the cold weather in the United States increases demand for heating fuels.
Brent Rises On Tight Supply; Heating Oil Gains
Friday, February 14, 2014 Brent oil futures rise in late session trading, boosted by demand for heating oil ahead of more winter cold and snow in the US Northeast.
Oil Dips; Natural Gas Soars On Supply Report
Thursday, February 13, 2014 The price of oil barely budges while natural gas futures soar and US drivers again see higher numbers at the gas pump.
US Oil Ends At 4-Month High, Spread Narrows On Cushing Draw
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 US oil settles at a four-month high supported by expectations that one-time landlocked oil at the US contract's benchmark delivery point would continue to flow to Gulf Coast refineries.
Oil Slips Below $100; Pump Price Up Another Penny
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 The price of oil slips back below $100 a barrel as the new head of the US Federal Reserve promises to maintain the central bank's approach to monetary policy.
Oil Above $100; New Fed Chair's Comments Awaited
Monday, February 10, 2014 Oil prices rise slightly, enough to close above $100 a barrel for the first time this year.
Oil Briefly Tops $100 as Demand for Fuel Rises
Friday, February 07, 2014 The price of oil briefly rises above $100 a barrel for the first time this year on rising demand for fuel and some positive sentiment about the U.S. job market.
Crude Oil Rises On Labor Market News, Cold Weather
Thursday, February 06, 2014 The price of oil rises as a positive report on the US labor market and more cold temperatures boost expectations of higher demand for heating oil.
Oil Gains; Natural Gas Soars, Then Falls Back
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 The price of oil rises slightly as a report showed U.S. supplies rose less than expected last week.
Brent Falls on Emerging Markets, U.S. Oil Rises on Cold
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Brent oil settles at a 3-month low, pressured by the downturn in emerging markets, while U.S. crude ended higher, boosted by continued demand for heating fuels and the expectation of a large draw from storage at the benchmark's delivery point.
US Oil Falls $1, Manufacturing Data Weighs; Cold Supports Brent
Monday, February 03, 2014 US oil futures fall more than $1, pressured by weak US factory data and a sinking stock market.
Oil Falls On Fed, Emerging Market Concerns, Spread Narrows
Friday, January 31, 2014 Oil prices fall, with Brent posting its biggest monthly loss in 4 months, on worries over the outlook for emerging economies and fallout over the Fed's decision.
Oil Above $98 As US Economy Shows Strength
Thursday, January 30, 2014 The price of oil closes above $98 a barrel for the first time in a month, as signs of a strengthening US economy prompts expectations of greater demand for oil.
US Crude Oil Edges Lower, Heating Demand Supports; Brent Firm
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 US crude oil futures end marginally lower, paring most losses after a sharp rally in heating fuels.
Oil Rises Nearly $2 To 2014 High On Spread Trade
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 US oil rises nearly $2, settling at its highest price this year and narrowing its discount to European Brent.
Oil Falls Below $96 As Parts Of US Set To Thaw Out
Monday, January 27, 2014 The price of oil falls below $96 a barrel amid forecasts for moderating temperatures in the US Northeast and anticipation for the next meeting of the US central bank.
US Crude Falls On China Slowdown, Equities Market Tumble
Friday, January 24, 2014 US crude settles lower on reports of a slowing economy in China and a downward slide in US equities, while Brent sees slight gains on spread trading.
Oil Rises For 4th Straight Day
Thursday, January 23, 2014 The price of oil rises for the fourth day in a row, to above $97 per barrel, as an ongoing cold spell in parts of the US boost demand for heating oil.
Oil Jumps Above $96; Natural Gas Soars 6%
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 The price of oil rises nearly 2% as oil starts flowing through a new pipeline to the Gulf Coast and traders anticipate another decline in US supplies.
Oil Rises On Outlook For Higher Demand
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 The price of oil rises after China's central bank injects credit into the financial system to offset concerns about slower economic growth, and experts raise their forecast for global crude demand.
Oil Rises On Gasoline, Heating Fuel Demand
Friday, January 17, 2014 Demand for heating fuels and rising gasoline prices drive oil higher, but gains are limited by a stronger dollar and expectations for increased supply from Libya and Iran.
Oil Down Slightly As Libya, Iran Supply Expectations Weigh
Thursday, January 16, 2014 Crude oil futures end slightly lower in thin trade as expectations of more supply from the Middle East and North Africa weigh against news of lower oil output from OPEC.
Oil Rises Nearly 2% On Big Drop In US Supplies
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 The price of oil closes above $94 a barrel for the first time in two weeks on a big drop in supplies.
US Oil Prices Rise
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 The price of US oil is up nearly 1% along with a rising stock market.
Crude Oil Falls Below $92 a Barrel on Iran Deal
Monday, January 13, 2014 The price of oil falls below $92 a barrel as Libyan production continued to ramp up and the possibility of increased crude exports from Iran raised the prospects of excess supply on global markets.