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  • US rig count up 2 to 1,929 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by two this week to 1,929.. Texas lost five rigs, New Mexico lost three and Ohio and West Virginia each lost two. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Oct 31- A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results for Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, helping to offset lower oil and gas output and slumping crude oil prices. "Exxon Mobil's quarterly results demonstrate the strength of our integrated business model," Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson said in a statement after his company posted results.

  • Oct 31- A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, helping to offset declining oil and gas production and falling crude oil prices. "Exxon Mobil's quarterly results demonstrate the strength of our integrated business model," Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson said in a statement after his company posted...

  • Oct 31- Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, on Friday reported a better-than-expected 3 percent increase in quarterly profit on higher results in its refining and chemicals businesses. "Exxon Mobil's quarterly results demonstrate the strength of our integrated business model," Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson said in a...

  • Dril-Quip beats Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ Dril-Quip Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $55.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.30 per share. Analysts expected $239.2 million, according to Zacks.

  • Key Energy tops Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ Key Energy Services Inc. on Friday reported a third-quarter loss of $62.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 9 cents per share. Analysts expected $363.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Cheniere Energy misses 3Q profit forecasts Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ Cheniere Energy Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $89.6 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 30 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Oil States International posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Oil States International Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $56.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 97 cents per share. Analysts expected $474.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • Camden reports 3Q results Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    The real estate investment trust, based in Houston, said it had funds from operations of $95.6 million, or $1.07 per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.07 per share. Analysts expected $211.9 million, according to Zacks.

  • Crown Castle tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Crown Castle International Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $106.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. Crown Castle expects full-year earnings to be 90 cents to $1.01 per share.

  • Oct 30- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil and gas company, on Thursday reported higher third-quarter profit after the sale of its Nigerian unit and said overall spending would decline next year, partly in response to falling crude oil prices. Crude traded in New York fell to a more than two-year low on Monday at $79.44 a barrel but recovered a bit to...

  • Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    Oct 30- U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20 percent growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups. With the start of enrollment barely two weeks away, their assessment is dramatically different from a year ago, when it was unclear how many Americans would apply for the brand new insurance...

  • Oct 30- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, said orders at a unit that make rigs and drilling components fell 60 percent, overshadowing a better-than-expected quarterly profit. Orders in National Oilwell's rig systems segment, which accounts for nearly half its total revenue, fell to $1.34 billion in the third quarter from...

  • Oct 30- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil and gas company, on Thursday reported higher third-quarter profit from the sale of its Nigerian unit but lowered its fourth-quarter production outlook, sending shares down 1.4 percent. Over the last several years, Conoco has shed lower-margin assets, directing more capital to projects like shale...

  • Ultra Petroleum beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ Ultra Petroleum Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $125.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share. Analysts expected $273.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Oct 30- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil company, reported higher third-quarter profit on Thursday, lifted by the sale of its Nigerian business. Profit rose to $2.7 billion, or $2.17 per share, from $2.5 billion, or $2.00 per share, in the 2013 third quarter. Surmont is an oil sands project in Canada and APLNG is a liquefied natural gas project in...

  • ConocoPhillips beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ ConocoPhillips on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $2.7 billion. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.17 per share. ConocoPhillips shares have increased slightly since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 7 percent.

  • Oct 30- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, reported a 10 percent rise in quarterly profit as its rig systems business readied more oil and gas wells for production. Land drillers Nabor Industries Ltd and Patterson-UTI Energy Inc reported a jump in revenue last week, helped by increased drilling activity.

  • National Oilwell Varco beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ National Oilwell Varco on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $699 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.55 per share. Analysts expected $5.51 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Orion Marine tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:06 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ Orion Marine Group Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 9 cents per share. Analysts expected $101.4 million, according to Zacks.