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  • *U.S. rig count drops to lowest since 2010- Baker Hughes. Fighting in Yemen raged on as Saudi Arabia continued its air strikes against Houthi militia forces in Aden. While Yemen itself is not among the biggest oil producers in the region, Gulf producers ship oil along the Gulf of Aden on Yemen's southern coast and through the narrow straits of Bab el-Mandeb, between...

  • ALGIERS, April 27- Algeria's state energy company Sonatrach has demanded its service providers cut their prices by up to 15 percent as the OPEC member country tries to ward off the impact of falling oil prices, industry sources said. The collapse in crude prices is testing Algeria's economy, which relies on energy sales for 60 percent of state revenues and to pay...

  • *U.S. rig count drops to lowest since 2010- Baker Hughes. Brent fell 20 cents to $65.08 a barrel by 1145 GMT, having touched $65.61 earlier in the session. Fighting in Yemen raged on as Saudi Arabia continued its air strikes against Houthi militia forces in Aden.

  • This could be the markets' next big headache Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:46 AM ET
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    The next challenge for financial markets and policymakers may not be deflation, but the surge in oil prices from the six-year low touched in January.

  • Why the US won't have OPEC to kick around in 2016 Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:36 AM ET
    Qatar Oil Minister Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada (L), Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi, and United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohamed al-Mazroui (R) attend the opening session of the 10th Arab Energy Conference in Abu Dhabi, on December 21, 2014.

    U.S. elections have long featured a familiar whipping post. Yet thanks to the energy boom, it's one that may not play a role in 2016.

  • Which cities are hardest hit by cheap oil?   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:10 AM ET
    Which cities are hardest hit by cheap oil?

    Richard Yorke, head of global occupier research at DTZ, says Houston, Calgary and Aberdeen are set to suffer from the collapse in the oil price.

  • *U.S. rig count drops to lowest since 2010- Baker Hughes. LONDON, April 27- Brent crude reversed early gains to fall below $65 on Monday as the dollar strengthened, offsetting signs that U.S. shale output may have started to decline and concerns that fighting in Yemen could disrupt Middle East supplies. Brent fell 47 cents to $64.81 a barrel by 0936 GMT, having touched...

  • *U.S. rig count drops to lowest since 2010- Baker Hughes. LONDON, April 27- Brent crude prices steadied above $65 a barrel on Monday, supported by signs that U.S. shale output may have started to decline and concerns that fighting in Yemen could disrupt Middle East supplies. Fighting in Yemen raged on as Saudi Arabia continued its air strikes against Houthi militia...

  • *U.S. rig count drops to lowest since 2010- Baker Hughes. *Fighting escalates in Yemen, no resolution in sight. SINGAPORE, April 27- Brent crude prices held near a 4-1/ 2 month high above $65 a barrel on Monday, supported by concerns over fighting in Yemen disrupting Middle East supplies and signs that U.S. shale output may have started to decline.

  • *Fighting escalates in Yemen, no resolution in sight. SINGAPORE, April 27- Brent crude prices held near a 4-1/ 2 month high above $65 a barrel on Monday, supported by concerns about fighting in Yemen disrupting Middle East supplies and signs that U.S. shale output may have started to decline. Fighting in Yemen raged on as Saudi Arabia continued its air strikes against...

  • Crude oil trading near 2015 highs in choppy trade Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:56 PM ET
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    Oil gave up gains in choppy trade on Monday as the dollar weakened and fighting in Yemen continued, threatening to disrupt supply.

  • SEOUL, April 27- U.S. crude held above $57.15 a barrel on Monday, close to a 2015 high as fights in Yemen intensified and U.S.-led air strikes targeted Islamic State militants in Syria, creating more tensions over the security of Middle East oil supplies. *U.S. crude edged up 1 cent at $57.16 a barrel as of 0000 GMT after it closed down 59 cents at $57.15 a barrel on Friday,...

  • Is solar power the new shale oil? Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    A worker cleans the panels in a solar power park run by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) as the power company has managed to produce all of the electricity for the nation from renewable energy sources for more than 80 days straight on March 26, 2015 in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

    With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster, it's solar energy that is becoming the alternative in Japan.

  • Drilling remains slow in Wyoming amid low oil prices Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 6:27 PM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Drilling for oil and gas in Wyoming has sunk to the lowest rate since 1999 amid oil prices that are too low for petroleum companies to invest in new exploration. After falling below $50 a barrel, the price has rebounded to around $58 but remains well below the more than $100 seen last summer. This week, the number of rigs drilling for oil and natural gas in...

  • This commodity is a smart investment: Experts Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 6:16 PM ET
    The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Taishan, Guangdong province, China.

    Lack of supply and strong demand should send uranium prices higher, two analysts told CNBC. Here's how they'd play it.

  • The week ahead: Berkshire's annual meeting   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    The week ahead: Berkshire's annual meeting

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. Lots of earnings, including Apple, and the Fed meets next week to discuss the economy.

  • *Saudi-led coalition continues Yemen bombings, driving Brent up. NEW YORK, April 24- Oil prices diverged on Friday, with Brent hitting 4-1/ 2 month highs on continued fighting in Yemen while U.S. crude fell on concerns of another upcoming stock build, though both benchmarks headed toward weekly gains. "It's a push and pull situation with the Yemen tensions giving...

  • Gas prices still well below last year's levels   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:24 AM ET
    Gas prices still well below last year's levels

    CNBC's Kate Rogers on the rising price of gasoline.

  • The war crippling the world's biggest oil producer Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:44 AM ET
    An employee looks out over the illuminated petroleum cracking complex at the Lukoil-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez oil refinery, operated by OAO Lukoil, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

    As tensions in the Ukraine rise, European sanctions are squeezing Russia's energy sector. Production is flat, and oil deliveries are down.

  • *OPEC surplus nears 10- year high of 2 mln barrels per day. LONDON, April 24- Brent crude edged up on Friday, poised to mark a third consecutive week of price increases as air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns over the security of Middle East oil shipments. A softer U.S. dollar and strong economic indicators in Europe and Asia also lent support to oil prices despite OPEC...