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  • *Markets jittery about possible U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. NEW YORK, Aug 7- Crude oil climbed on Thursday, rebounding from the lowest prices in months as the security situation in northern Iraq deteriorated, raising concerns of supply disruptions. He said ample global supplies were still pressuring oil prices, and noted there were no disruptions in Iraq yet.

  • LONDON/ HOUSTON Aug 7- Exxonmobil Corp is evacuating staff from Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region as the radical militants of the Islamic State advance towards its capital, an industry source said on Thursday.

  • Houston approves ride services Uber, Lyft Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- The city council in Houston gave the green light to smartphone-enabled car ride services on Wednesday, removing legal uncertainty around popular services including Uber and Lyft. Separately, the city council in Dallas reviewed rules that could make the services legal there, too.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 6- New England power generators need to lock into more natural gas pipeline capacity to avoid a supply squeeze and record prices seen last winter, Spectra Energy Corp's chief executive officer said on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday, with Brent crude falling to a nine-month low as ample supplies in Europe and North America outweighed fears that violence in the Middle East and North Africa could disrupt production.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday, with Brent crude leading the decline as ample supplies in Europe and North America outweighed fears that turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa could disrupt production.

  • DENVER, Aug 4- Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said on Monday he has brokered a deal between environmentalists and the energy industry that could avoid two ballot initiatives that would have curtailed oil and gas drilling.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 4- The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq asked a U.S. court on Monday to throw out an order to seize some 1 million barrels of disputed crude oil and allow the cargo to be freely delivered in Texas.

  • Aug 4- Private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC said on Monday it had agreed to invest up to $600 million in equity in Zenith Energy, a developer and operator of terminals that store and distribute petroleum, natural gas liquids and petrochemicals.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- Trustees involved in JPMorgan Chase& Co's proposed $4.5 billion settlement with investors in money-losing mortgage bonds accepted the bank's offer on Friday for the vast majority of the trusts holding the securities.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 1- Baghdad wants to settle a high-stakes dispute over $100 million worth of Kurdish crude oil in Iraq's courts, although the oil is sitting in a tanker off the coast of Texas, a U.S. court filing said on Friday.

  • *Ohio refinery to undergo turnaround in 4 Q. Aug 1- PBF Energy Inc is taking some crude by rail at its Ohio refinery via a third party, but the company may build its own offloading facility there, Chief Executive Officer Tom Nimbley told analysts on Friday.

  • Private prison companies Geo Group and competitor Corrections Corporation of America, for example, stand to gain if Congress approves any emergency funding for family detention facilities.

  • HOUSTON/ ISTANBUL, July 31- Efforts by Iraqi Kurdistan to boost its finances through bulk oil sales suffered a setback on Thursday as its main U.S. customer swore off more purchases and Baghdad vowed to block delivery from oil-laden vessels like one the Kurds were loading for export.

  • NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, July 31- Chemicals firm LyondellBasell, part of Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard Blavatnik's business empire, said it will quit buying "disputed" oil from Iraq- one day after Reuters identified it as the mystery American importer of Kurdish crude.

  • HOUSTON, July 31- Murky private rulings from the U.S. Commerce Department to a pair of companies allowing exports of a very light form of domestic oil with minimal processing confused many in the market over exactly what can be exported, Marathon Petroleum Corp Chief Executive Gary Heminger said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, July 31- Chemicals firm LyondellBasell, owned by Ukraine- born billionaire Leonard Blavatnik, has emerged as the mystery American buyer of Kurdish crude oil this year, but said on Thursday it will not be buying any more due to an ownership dispute.

  • HOUSTON, July 31- U.S. oil and gas company Apache Corp, under pressure from activist investor Jana Partners, said on Thursday it plans to sell interests in two liquefied natural gas projects as it sharpens the focus on developing North American shale fields.

  • LYONDELLBASELL, REPORTED BUYER OF KURDISH CRUDE, SAYS HAS RECENTLY PURCHASED' MODEST QUANTITIES OF IRAQI CRUDES' FOR HOUSTON UNIT.

  • Kurdistan says crude cargo near Texas legally sold Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    HOUSTON, July 31- A $100 million cargo of crude oil in a tanker near Texas was legally shipped and sold by Kurdistan, lawyers for the autonomous region in Iraq told a U.S. court in a letter seen on Thursday, saying Baghdad has no right to the barrels.