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  • *Western oil majors sticking with Russia projects. MOSCOW, April 24- President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Ukraine- related sanctions were hurting Russia while one of his ministers said foreign oil and gas companies that quit the country would not be able to return soon.

  • Nat gas inventories up 49 bcf     Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports natural gas inventories see an injection of 49 billion cubic feet.

  • *Obama says more sanctions "teed up" against Russia. LONDON, April 24- Oil rose towards $110 a barrel on Thursday as the dispute between Russia and the West over Ukraine added to supply concerns, although record U.S. crude inventories kept gains in check.

  • Argentina's Congress approves $5B Repsol indemnity Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    Repsol's board and shareholders already agreed to accept the package of dollar-denominated bonds, accepting less than half what Repsol President Antonio Brufau said the company's 51 percent stake was worth.

  • Nigeria: Forcados oil terminal still closed Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    WARRI, Nigeria— Shell Nigeria's Forcados oil export terminal remains closed seven weeks after it was shut down to repair a sabotaged undersea pipeline, a spokesman said Thursday, amid growing concerns about the industrial levels of oil theft in the world's 13th largest oil producer.

  • Russia-themed mutual funds bruised by sanctions fears Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    LONDON, April 24- Russia- themed equity funds have sunk to the bottom of performance league tables as international tensions over Ukraine and fear of tougher Western sanctions hurt the value of Russian assets.

  • LONDON, April 24- Oil edged further above $109 a barrel on Thursday as the dispute between Russia and the West over Ukraine added to supply concerns, although record U.S. crude inventories kept gains in check.

  • M&A, upbeat results help European stocks resume rally Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    *M&A activity boosts Alstom, Scania. LONDON, April 24- European shares resumed their rise on Thursday, boosted by mergers and acquisitions activity and upbeat updates from electrical gear maker Schneider Electric and oil services group Technip among others.

  • BIROBIDZHAN, Russia, April 24- Russia warned foreign companies working in the oil and gas sector that if they quit the country over Ukraine- related sanctions, they would not be able to return any time soon.

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 24- Argentina's Congress gave final approval on Thursday to pay Repsol $5 billion in bonds to compensate the Spanish oil giant for the 2012 nationalization of Argentine energy company YPF. The plan had already been approved by Argentina's Senate and Repsol's board.

  • Oil near $102 on Ukraine crisis, Libya export woes Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 4:38 AM ET

    The price of oil rebounded to near $102 a barrel Thursday on worries about tensions in Ukraine and continued concerns about crude exports from Libya and Nigeria. By early afternoon in Europe, U.S. crude for June delivery was up 34 cents to $101.78 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • LONDON, April 24- Oil rose further above $109 a barrel on Thursday as disagreement between Russia and the West over Ukraine added to supply concerns, although record U.S. crude inventories kept gains in check.

  • Novozymes: Shale gas is no threat to our business Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:35 AM ET

    Fracking presents no risk to Novozymes’ bioenergy business, the firm’s CFO told CNBC on Thursday, after it beat first-quarter profit expectations.

  • *Russia says it will respond if its Ukraine interests attacked. SINGAPORE, April 24- Brent crude futures rose on Thursday, holding above $109 per barrel for a fifth straight session, as a vow by top oil producer Russia to respond if its interests in Ukraine came under attack stoked supply worries.

  • BRASILIA, April 24- Brazil's Supreme Court upheld late on Wednesday an opposition request for a congressional inquiry into alleged corruption at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, a ruling that could upset President Dilma Rousseff's re-election plans.

  • Brent climbs, stays above $109 on Ukraine tensions Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:48 PM ET

    *Russia says it will respond if its Ukraine interests attacked. SINGAPORE, April 24- Brent futures rose on Thursday as Russia vowed to respond if its interests in Ukraine came under attack, stoking fears of an escalation in tensions that have pushed the oil benchmark up 5 percent this month to hover above $109 a barrel.

  • SINGAPORE, April 24- The next hacker playground: the open seas- and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

  • U.S. crude gained 14 cents to $101.58 a barrel by 0028 GMT, after settling 31 cents lower in the previous session. Oil exports from Iraq's southern terminals are heading for a record high in April, according to loading data and industry sources, reflecting Iraq's efforts to expand capacity and deliver supply growth in 2014..

  • SINGAPORE, April 24- The next hacker playground: the open seas- and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

  • OTTAWA, April 23- Canada will require that older rail cars used for carrying crude oil be phased out by May 2017, the government said on Wednesday, moving ahead of the United States to ban the controversial cars in light of burgeoning oil-by-rail traffic and a deadly accident last year.

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