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  • National gas average under $2.50  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    Oil has climbed higher in the U.S. and abroad, but remains under pressure, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • LONDON, Dec 18- Brent crude rose 2 percent to above $62 a barrel on Thursday, extending a rebound from five-year lows this week as oil's six-month price rout forced more energy firms to cut investments in new production. Oil this week slumped as low as $58.50 and has almost halved since June as fast-growing U.S. shale output overwhelms demand, with losses...

  • Summers: Surprised people think oil moved stocks Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    Lawrence 'Larry' Summers

    The former Clinton Treasury Secretary tells CNBC he's been taken aback by the perceived connection between oil price weakness and stock declines.

  • Oil out of sync with other commodities: Summers  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Larry Summers, Harvard University, provides insight on what's prompting the decline in oil prices.

  • Oil prices good for emerging markets  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 5:50 AM ET

    Geoff Dennis, head of GEM equity strategy at UBS, says low oil prices are good for growth in most emerging markets.

  • Putin: Russia must be 'protected'  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    Russia's Vladimir Putin responds to Ukraine Crisis and Russia's stature compared to the rest of the world. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports the President's remarks.

  • Oil this week slumped as low as $58.50 and has almost halved since June as fast-growing U.S. shale output overwhelms demand, with losses accelerating after producer group OPEC decided not to cut output at its meeting last month. At 1109 GMT on Thursday, Brent for February delivery was $2.09 higher at $63.27, after settling up $1.17 in the prior session.

  • Russia's income is higher than spending: Putin  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says that, despite "turbulence" in financial markets, Russia's economy is doing well and its income will be higher than spending.

  • Russia will grow again within 2 years  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the fall in oil prices marks a good opportunity for Russia to diversify its economy.

  • Oil this week hit a five-year low of $58.50 and has almost halved since June as fast-growing U.S. shale output overwhelmed demand, with losses accelerating after OPEC decided not to cut output at its meeting last month. At 0918 GMT on Thursday, Brent for February delivery was $1.10 higher at $62.28, after settling up $1.17 in the prior session.

  • We're moving to a 'new oil order' with shale: Pro  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Michele Della Vigna, head of European energy research at Goldman Sachs, says the fall in oil price and the shale revolution will dramatically change the energy industry.

  • US oil extends swoon, plunges 4% to end near $54 Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    Global crude prices fell again on Thursday, a day after rallying, as traders placed new bets that the market would resume a six-month rout.

  • Forget the rouble, this is Russia's big problem  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    The crux for Russia is whether oil recovers over the next 6-9 months because if it doesn't, the Russian economy will crater, says Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management.

  • NYMEX-Crude steady above $56/bbl after 1 pct gain Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    TOKYO, Dec 18- U.S. crude futures were little changed above $56 a barrel on Thursday following volatile trading the previous day due to bearish U.S. oil data, Russia's rouble crisis and a U.S. decision to resume diplomatic ties with Cuba after 50 years. *NYMEX crude for January delivery, which expires after Friday's settlement, was up 1 cent at $56.48 a barrel by 0006...

  • Chevron drops Canada drilling plan amid oil's fall Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:25 PM ET

    Chevron has put a plan to drill for oil in the Canadian Arctic on hold because of "economic uncertainty" caused by oil's fall.

  • Speculators shouldn't have banked on Saudis: Pro  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:38 PM ET

    David Rosenberg, Gluskin Sheff, discusses the price of oil and its descend.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas price $2.51  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude actually ended slightly higher on the day. There was a little bit of buying going into the Fed meeting, traders said.

  • Oil stocks see 'bottom' in crude, but analysts do not Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Oil stocks bounced, in their best day in three years, but oil industry analysts say the equities may be premature in celebrating a bottom in oil prices.

  • You're going to see volatility here, "said Daniel Flynn, energy analyst at Chicago's Price Futures Group. Brent for February delivery was up $1.05 at $61.06 a barrel by 2:37 p.m. EST, after hitting a session high of $63.40. The biggest slide in oil prices since the 2008 financial crisis had accelerated after OPEC met in November, when Gulf producers resisted calls...

  • CRUDE OIL FUTURES TURN NEGATIVE POST-SETTLEMENT, AFTER CLOSING SESSION UP 1 PCT AND RALLYING MORE THAN 4 PCT EARLIER.