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  • Brent steady above $106; premium to U.S. crude narrows Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 11:04 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Feb 6- Brent crude held steady above $106 a barrel on Thursday as worries over global economic growth dented the demand outlook, with its premium to U.S. crude continuing to narrow as more cold weather hit the United States.

  • UPDATE 3-Oil slips below $106 on growth concerns Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 5:11 AM ET

    *Libya loading resumes after bad weather causes delays. LONDON, Feb 4- Oil edged below $106 a barrel on Tuesday, weighed down by concerns that weak data from the United States and China, the world's largest consumers of oil, could slow global growth though a spate of supply problems offered some support.

  • *Call on OPEC increased by 200,000 bpd for 2014. LONDON, Jan 21- Global oil demand will increase more quickly this year as economic growth accelerates, outstripping supply even as shale oil production in the United States reaches record highs, the West's energy watchdog said on Tuesday.

  • *OPEC expected to keep production target unchanged. SINGAPORE, Dec 3- Brent crude held steady above $111 a barrel on Tuesday, just off an 11- week high hit the previous day, on an improving demand outlook after recent strong global economic numbers and also worries of lower supplies.

  • *OPEC expected to keep production target unchanged. SINGAPORE, Dec 3- Brent crude held steady above $111 a barrel on Tuesday on an improving demand outlook after recent strong global economic data and on worries of lower supplies. "Demand has been steadily growing in the United States, and China's economy is recovering.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Nov 29- A major index of world equities rose to near a six-year high on Friday, helped by gains in U.S. stocks, on faith in an improving global economy and support from central banks, while U.S. crude oil rebounded from recent declines.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Nov 29- A major index of world equities rose to near a six-year high on Friday, helped by gains in U.S. stocks, on faith in an improving global economy and support from central banks, while U.S. crude oil rebounded from recent declines.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- The dollar strengthened and world equity markets rose on Monday on expectations that the deal to curb Iran's nuclear program will ease Mideast political tensions and help lift global economic growth.

  • LONDON, Nov 25- The historic deal to curb Iran's nuclear program prompted a dip in oil prices on Monday and buoyed world shares as investors priced in an easing in political tensions and the lift it may give to global economic growth.

  • *Brent crude sinks over $2.40 a barrel on groundbreaking Iran deal. SYDNEY, Nov 25- Oil prices hit the skids on Monday after Iran and six world powers sealed a deal curbing its nuclear programme, a fillip for global economic growth that found expression in heartier share prices from Tokyo to Seoul.

  • *Brent crude sinks over $2.50 a barrel on groundbreaking Iran deal. SYDNEY, Nov 25- Oil prices fell sharply on Monday after Iran and six world powers sealed a deal curbing its nuclear programme, a fillip for global economic growth that found expression in heartier share prices in Tokyo and Seoul.

  • *Brent crude sinks over $2 a barrel on groundbreaking Iran deal. *Iran deal seen positive for risk appetite, global growth. SYDNEY, Nov 25- Oil prices fell sharply on Monday after Iran and six world powers sealed a deal curbing its nuclear programme, a fillip for global economic growth and risk appetites that should benefit share markets.

  • US-Saudi relationship may cool but oil market calm Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 4:40 PM ET
    Traders in the crude oil options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Signs of friction have caught the attention of the oil market, but traders aren't concerned about supply issues for now.

  • Global Carbon Emissions Hit Record High in 2012 Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    A cement factory releasing heavy smoke in Binzhou, China.

    China led a rise in global carbon dioxide emissions to a record high in 2012, casting doubt over the chances of limiting global warming to an acceptable level.

  • Shhh! To Fight Climate Change, Don't Mention It Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 6:16 PM ET

    If widespread adoption of energy-efficient technologies is the goal, here's a little secret: Don't mention the environmental benefits!

  • US Shale No Panacea for Japan's Crippling Energy Bills Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 11:21 PM ET

    U.S. shale gas may not be the panacea being touted by Japan's politicians and companies to sharply reduce the country's crippling energy bills.

  • Chinese Firm Looks to Tap US Natural Gas Market Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:26 PM ET
    Engineers at work on the drilling platform of the Cuadrilla shale fracking facility.

    One of China's largest private companies is quietly rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways.

  • A powerful explosion rocked the Mexico City headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex on Thursday, killing at least 25 people, injuring more than 100 and trapping others inside.

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