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  • *Tensions mount over alleged Russian troops in Ukraine. LONDON, Aug 29- Brent crude oil rose towards $103 a barrel on Friday as escalating violence in Ukraine kept Europe's markets on edge, but prices remained on track for a monthly loss as ample supply and weak demand outweighed political concerns.

  • LONDON, Aug 29- Brent crude oil prices rose towards $103 a barrel on Friday as escalating violence in Ukraine kept Europe's markets on edge, but prices were still on track for a monthly loss as ample supply and weak demand outweighed political concerns.

  • LONDON, Aug 29- Brent crude oil prices rose towards $103 a barrel on Friday as escalating violence in Ukraine kept Europe's markets on edge, but prices were still on track for a monthly loss as ample supply and weak demand outweighed political concerns.

  • *OPEC output rises in Aug from July- survey. *Russian troops enter Ukraine, tensions flare. SINGAPORE, Aug 29- Brent crude held above $102 a barrel on Friday, but prices were heading for a second monthly loss as ample supply and softening demand in Europe and China outweighed geopolitical concerns.

  • Brent holds above $102, but heads for 2nd monthly loss Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:47 PM ET

    *Russian troops enter Ukraine, tensions flare. *OPEC output rises in Aug from July- survey. SINGAPORE, Aug 29- Brent crude held above $102 a barrel on Friday, but prices were heading for a second monthly loss as ample supply and softening demand in Europe and China outweighed geopolitical concerns.

  • US oil spikes near $96; still ends Aug. in the red Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:36 PM ET
    Pump jacks in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation near Lost Hills, Calif.

    Crude rose as violence in Ukraine kept markets on edge, but prices remained on track for a monthly loss amid ample supply and weak demand.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 29- U.S. crude futures stayed above $94 a barrel on Friday, holding overnight gains as positive economic data boosted the outlook for demand in the world's largest oil consumer. *U.S. crude had edged down 2 cents to $94.53 a barrel by 0024 GMT, after settling up 67 cents on Thursday.

  • Suddenly, nuclear fusion is drawing investor money Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    A Helion Energy prototype

    Two major tech investors have plowed $1.5 million into Helion Energy to help it develop a technology that hasn’t worked, according to Oilprice.com.

  • Stop worrying, and love nuclear power: Officials Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Although atomic power is languishing, the industry is going on the offensive to change the conversation.

  • UPDATE 5-Oil steadies around $103 on ample supply Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    *Fire hits BP's largest U.S. refinery, at Whiting, Indiana. LONDON, Aug 28- Brent crude oil steadied around $103 a barrel on Thursday, not far above 14- month lows on ample supply and lacklustre demand as global economic growth remained tepid.

  • John Hofmeister, Citizens For Affordable Energy, makes the case for using natural gas as the transportation fuel. "This is not putting the oil companies out of business, or attacking fossil fuels," he says.

  • BP says Whiting refinery still in production after fire Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:43 AM ET
    A gas truck pulls into the tanker farm at BP's refinery in Whiting, Indiana

    BP said its largest U.S. refinery, at Whiting, Indiana, continued to operate on Thursday morning following a blaze the night before.

  • UPDATE 1-Brent hovers below $103 as ample supply weighs Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    *Fire hits BP's largest U.S. refinery. *Hope fades for Ukraine- Russia ceasefire deal. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Brent futures dipped on Thursday, but still held between $102 and $103 a barrel, as ample supply and a refinery fire in the United States that could reduce crude demand weighed on prices.

  • Brent hovers below $103 as ample supply weighs Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:49 PM ET

    *Hopes of Ukraine- Russia ceasefire deal dim. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Brent crude dipped on Thursday, but still held between $102 and $103 a barrel, as expectations of ample supply weighed on prices. October Brent crude has been unable to break through the $102- $103 range this week, just off a 14- month low hit last week.

  • US oil ends near $94 after strong US data Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:46 PM ET
    Pump jacks and wells in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, Calif.

    U.S. oil rose on Thursday, boosted by strong U.S. data, but ample supply and a refinery fire in the United States contained prices.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 28- U.S. crude held near $94 a barrel on Thursday after a neutral inventory report, with investors looking ahead to economic data to gauge the outlook for demand in the world's largest oil consumer. *U.S. crude had edged down 13 cents to $93.75 a barrel by 0033 GMT.

  • *Cushing up 508,000 bbls- EIA. NEW YORK, Aug 27- Crude oil futures settled flat after choppy trading on Wednesday, following a report that showed declining U.S. gasoline demand in the world's top oil consumer and a build at the key Cushing, Oklahoma, storage hub.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas at 2-year lows     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude continues to head south, even though geopolitical events keep a floor around the low $90s.

  • Good news! Gas prices will continue to drop Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    The late summer slide in global crude oil prices will push the cost of U.S. gasoline to its lowest Labor Day level since 2010. USA Today reports.

  • Commodity check: Oil, corn & wheat     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    The price of oil continues to slide, and it's the birthday of commercial oil wells in the U.S. CNBC's Rick Santelli checks on corn and wheat prices.