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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 23- Libya, torn by a growing political divide that threatens to engulf its oilfields, could become the next Syria if it does not patch its divided government and get help battling Islamic militants, the country's foreign minister said on Tuesday. Dayri represents the internationally recognized government in eastern Libya, which is locked in an...

  • BENGHAZI/ TRIPOLI, Dec 22- Fighting between Libya's competing governments has spread to a third oil port, curbing gas exports to Italy and cutting crude production to less than needed to cover the North African country's own domestic requirements, officials said. Libya has had two governments and parliaments since a group called Libya Dawn seized the capital...

  • Libya not producing enough oil for own needs, NOC says Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    TRIPOLI, Dec 22- Libya's oil output cannot even cover its own needs, the National Oil Corp said on Monday, as the country struggles with fighting and protests that have hampered production since the 2011 ouster of leader Muammar Gaddafi. OPEC member Libya produced about 1.65 million barrels of crude oil a day the year before Gaddafi's ouster, consuming about...

  • TRIPOLI, Dec 20- Libya's internationally recognised government aims to set up a new payment system to receive oil revenues, bypassing the central bank based in Tripoli, the capital city that is no longer under its control, its top oil official said on Saturday. The OPEC oil producer has had two parallel governments and parliaments since August when a group called...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gasoline drops again  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Another volatile day for crude, which closed up 2 cents on the day.

  • Ticking time bombs: Where oil's fall is dangerous Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Venezuela is one of the nations most threatened by civil unrest resulting from low oil prices. The Latin American nation has already experienced discord this year, as shown in this image of protesters in Caracas in February.

    Lower oil prices are good for some countries and bad for others. In a few, things could get ugly.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil's increasing market toll  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Another volatile day for crude as WTI and Brent were both down on the day.

  • Libyan oil terminals forced to close  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:25 AM ET

    Two of Libya's key oil terminals have been closed after clashes broke out, disrupting the country's crude export capacity. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • TRIPOLI, Dec 14- Libya has declared force majeure for the country's two biggest oil exports ports, Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, the Tripoli- based state National Oil Corp said on Sunday. Oil production flowing to the two eastern ports would be gradually shut down, NOC said in a statement, blaming clashes nearby between armed factions allied to Libya's two rival...

  • Libya: Fighting closes largest oil export terminal Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    TRIPOLI, Libya— The minister of oil in Libya's Tripoli- based government says the country's largest oil shipping terminal has been shut down due to clashes between rival militias. Both are controlled by eastern militias loyal to Libya's rival elected government, based in the eastern city of Tobruk. The Tripoli- based government— backed by militias from the...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, Dec 13- Libya's recognized government has appointed a second official to head state-run National Oil Corp, it said on Saturday as it vies with a rival government for control of the vital oil sector. The OPEC producer has had two governments and parliaments since August when a group called Libya Dawn seized Tripoli after a month-long battle with a...

  • Cramer Remix: How you'll know when oil's bottomed Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:15 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is looking for some specific signals to spot the end of the slide.

  • Cramer's guide to ending oil's hemorrhage Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 6:42 PM ET
    Workers use machinery to move drill sections on the drilling floor of the oil derrick in the Salym Petroleum Development oil fields near the Bazhenov shale formation in Salym, Russia.

    What the heck is going on with oil? Jim Cramer can't take the slow death of oil anymore. He shares his guide to navigating this nasty commodity.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil under $60, could go lower  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil bounced around before it fell below $60 near the close. There's simply too much oil on the market and too little demand. And OPEC isn't going to cut production any time soon.

  • Commodities tomorrow: $50 oil by January?  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was down again today, as the commodity free fall continues. OPEC cut its 2015 demand projection and the Saudis ask why they should cut production.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil started out lower but had a technical rebound. Traders bought the dips, but expect it to continue its fall. Gold popped on the day.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude hits stocks  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. It was a very rough day for crude. Nat gas was down, as well.

  • EL SHARARA, Libya, Dec 8- Deep in Libya's southern Sahara, men in army uniforms guard a pipeline at the El Sharara oilfield. Since the 2011 revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has enjoyed little stability. But rivalries worsened after a group called Libya Dawn seized Tripoli in August, setting up its own government and forcing the recognized Prime...

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Comments out of Saudi Arabia that the market will stabilize at around $60/barrel put downward pressure on oil's price. Nat gas and gold were down, as well.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas down on warm weather  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The dollar got stronger, and crude was up for most of the day, due to short covering and a big drawdown on inventories.