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Brent At 4-1/2 Month High; US Crude Up For Sixth Week
Friday, April 24, 2015 Oil prices diverge, with Brent hitting 4-1/2-month highs on continued fighting in Yemen.

Oil Hits 2015 High On Yemen Worry; US Gasoline At Nov Peaks
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Crude oil prices settle up 3%, hitting 2015 highs, while US gasoline reaches 5-month peaks.

Brent Up On More Yemen Bombing; US Crude Dips After Stock Build
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Oil prices diverged; Brent closed up on renewed fighting in Yemen while US crude fell after another weekly rise in inventories despite slower production.

Oil Down As Saudis End Yemen Bombing; Traders Eye Crude Build
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Oil prices fall after Saudi Arabia announces the end of its military campaign in Yemen.

Oil Up On Drop In US Crude Stockpiles, Middle East Tensions
Monday, April 20, 2015 Oil prices end in positive territory after a drop in stockpiles at the delivery point for US crude in the second half of last week outweighed pressure from near record high production in Saudi Arabia.

Oil Falls From 2015 Peaks, Brent Jumps 9.6% On The Week
Friday, April 17, 2015 Crude futures fell from 2015 peaks in choppy trading, but Brent's 9.6% weekly gain was its biggest in more than five years.

Oil Turns Higher, Rallies To 2015 High On Yemen Conflict
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Crude oil prices jump to fresh 2015 peaks, turning higher on news that a tribal group made up of former Al Qaeda militants took control of a major southern oil terminal in Yemen.

Oil Surges After Lower Than Expected US Inventory Rise
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Oil prices rally and US crude jumps nearly 6% to a 2015 peak after government data shows crude oil inventories in the US rose less than expected.

Oil Rises On US Production Dips, Middle East Tensions
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Crude oil futures rise on signs of falling US oil production, weakness in the dollar and tensions in the Middle East, particularly Yemen.

Oil Edges Up As Iran Uncertainty, Yemen Turmoil Support
Monday, April 13, 2015 Crude futures rise, but close well below intraday peaks, as concerns about Iran and turmoil in Yemen support prices.

Oil Rises And Posts Weekly Gain As Iran Tensions Support
Friday, April 10, 2015 Oil prices rose, posting a weekly gain on lift from lowered expectations that an agreement on Iran's nuclear program will result in a rapid return of more Iranian barrels to the market.

Oil Up On Iran, German Data, But Strong Dollar Curbs Rise
Thursday, April 09, 2015 Oil prices rise on strong German economic data and uncertainty about negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.

Oil Dives 6% From 2015 High As Stocks Swell, Saudis Pump
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Oil prices dives 6% after closing at their highest this year.

Oil Rallies On US Jobs Data, Bullish EIA Monthly Report
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Oil futures rally, erasing losses on strong jobs data, US government forecasts for lower domestic crude production growth and higher global demand for oil.

Oil Jumps 5% On Tempered Iran View, Slower US Inventory Rise
Monday, April 06, 2015 Oil prices jump more than 5% as traders reassess how quickly Iran might increase exports after a preliminary nuclear deal.

Oil Falls Nearly 4% After Tentative Nuclear Deal For Iran
Thursday, April 02, 2015 Brent oil falls nearly 4% after a preliminary pact between Iran and global powers on Tehran's nuclear program.

Oil Jumps After US Output Drop As Iran Talks Drag
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Oil jumps as much as 5%, snapping a 3-session losing streak, as US crude output falls for the first time in two months.

Oil Extends Losses On Iran Talks; Brent Ends March Down 12%
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Oil falls for a third straight session, with Brent crude tumbling 12% for the month.

Oil Down As Iran Races For Tuesday Deadline On Nuclear Deal
Monday, March 30, 2015 Oil settles down for a second straight session as Iran and six world powers try to negotiate a deal on Tehran's nuclear program that could end Western sanctions.

Oil Dives 5% As Worries About Iran Talks Trump Yemen
Friday, March 27, 2015 Oil tumbles 5%, erasing the previous session's gains, as Yemen's conflict looks less likely to disrupt Middle East crude shipments.

Oil Up 5% After Saudi Strikes In Yemen; Dollar Limits Gains
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Oil jumps about 5%, rallying a second straight day, after air strikes in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies spark fears of a bigger Middle East battle.

Oil Up 3% On Weak Dollar, Speculative Buying, Yemen
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Oil settles up about 3% as a weak dollar, fighting in Yemen and speculative buying boost crude prices.

Brent Slides, US Crude Holds Flat On Resilient Dollar
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Brent crude oil falls as the dollar regains its footing against the euro and fears of global oversupply persist.

Oil Rises More Than 1%, Boosted By Weaker Dollar
Monday, March 23, 2015 US crude futures settle more than 1% higher, boosted by a falling dollar that outweighed pressure on prices from a global supply glut.

Oil Jumps On Weaker Dollar; US Crude Up 4%
Friday, March 20, 2015 Oil prices jump with US crude up 4% after the dollar falls on interest-rate uncertainty.

Oil Falls As dollar Up, Kuwait Sees OPEC Output Steady
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Oil prices tumble as a rebounding dollar and Kuwait's stance that OPEC has no choice but to keep producing in an oversupplied market undercut the previous day's rally.

Oil Up 5% As Dollar Falls On Worry Of Slow US Rate Hike
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Oil prices jump as much as 5% as the dollar falls after the Federal Reserve indicated it preferred a more gradual path to normalizing US interest rates.

Brent Up, U.S. Crude Down In Volatile Trade; Stockpiles Eyed
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Brent oil closes up for first time in four days, supported by a weaker dollar and short-covering after its recent losing streak, while US crude falls again on bets that inventories hit record highs for 10th straight week.

Oil Down 2%, U.S. Crude Hits 6-Yr Low on Growing Stocks, Iran Talks
Monday, March 16, 2015 Oil prices fall 2 percent, with U.S. crude hitting six-year lows, on signs of higher output in the United States and Libya and a possible nuclear deal that could end sanctions for Iran, allowing more of its oil into the market.

Oil Drops 9% On Week On Stronger Dollar, Glut Warning
Friday, March 13, 2015 Global oil prices tumble and fell 9% on the week, hit by a renewed rally in the dollar and a warning by the IEA that the oil glut is growing.

Oil Down As Supply Offsets Dollar, Brent US Spread Near Week High
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Global oil prices fall on estimates showing another big supply build at the delivery point for the US crude contract, with trade volatile ahead of the expiry of the front-month in benchmark Brent oil.

Brent Up, US Crude Down Widening Spread After Stockpile Build
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Benchmark Brent oil jumps 2%, rebounding from a 1-month low and widening its gap to US crude, which closed slightly down after a new record high for oil inventories in the US.

Dollar Rally Sinks Oil; Brent Down More Than US Crude
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 A rallying dollar sends oil prices sharply lower, with Brent falling more than US crude.

Brent Falls While US Crude Gains On Easing Stockbuild
Monday, March 09, 2015 Brent prices fall 2% pressured by European Central Bank bond-buying, while US crude rises about 1% on a smaller-than-expected build in inventories at the key Cushing oil hub.

Oil In Biggest Weekly Drop Since January On Dollar, Rate-Hike Fear
Friday, March 06, 2015 Crude oil prices close down, with benchmark Brent losing its most in a week since January.

Oil Falls In Volatile Trade On Supply Worries, Dollar And Iran
Thursday, March 05, 2015 Oil closes lower in volatile trade, as a soaring dollar and the US pursuit of an Iranian nuclear deal offsets earlier gains from supply concerns in Libya and Iraq.

US Oil Rises, Brent Pares Losses On Iran News
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 US oil rises and benchmark Brent pares losses as OPEC member Iran stresses that it opposed a timeline for a freeze on nuclear activities.

Oil Up As Netanyahu Blasts Iran In Speech; Libyan Forces Fight
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Oil rebounds as Israeli PM Netanyahu warns the Obama administration against accepting a weak nuclear deal with Iran, and rival Libyan forces target oil terminals in the African nation.

Oil Tumbles on Iran, Libya; Worry about High Supply Returns
Monday, March 02, 2015 Brent futures fall 5 percent, its most in a month, as speculation of a nuclear deal that could lift Iran's sanctions and boost its oil exports brought worries about high supplies back to the market.

Oil Up Sharply, Posts First Monthly Gain Since June
Friday, February 27, 2015 Crude oil rises sharply as Brent and US futures post their first monthly gains since June.

Oil Retreats As Rising US Inventories Continue To Weigh
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Crude oil futures fall sharply as rising inventories in the US pressure both Brent and US contracts and counter expectations for recovering demand.

Brent Crude Up 5% As Saudi Sees Improved Demand For Oil
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Brent Crude Up 5% As Saudi Sees Improved Demand For Oil