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  • European shares bounce; weaker oil hits energy sector Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    *Brent drops through' pain threshold' of $80 a barrel. PARIS, Nov 13- European stocks rose on Thursday, reversing a small portion of the previous day's slide, with some reassuring corporate results offsetting weak economic data from China. Shares in energy companies slipped, however, as Brent crude oil fell below $80 a barrel and hit a four-year low, with Seadrill,...

  • *OPEC says demand for its crude will drop next year. LONDON, Nov 13- Brent crude oil fell to a four-year low below $80 a barrel on Thursday after Chinese data showed a further slowdown in activity in the world's biggest energy consumer and Saudi Arabia remained silent about a possible cut in production. Brent crude for December, which expires on Thursday, fell $1.03 a...

  • Russia intentions with the Ukraine incursion     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Otilia Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence talks about Russia's intentions and strategies at keeping Ukraine out of the European Union and NATO.

  • *OPEC says demand for its crude will drop next year. LONDON, Nov 13- Brent crude oil fell to a four-year low below $80 a barrel on Thursday after Chinese data showed a further slowdown in activity in the world's biggest energy consumer and Saudi Arabia remained silent about a possible cut in production. Brent crude for December, which expires on Thursday, fell 83...

  • *OPEC says demand for its crude will drop next year. SINGAPORE, Nov 13- Brent crude traded around $80 a barrel on Thursday, near its lowest since 2010, after OPEC said demand for its oil would fall next year, while Saudi Arabia remained silent about a possible cut in production. Global demand for oil from OPEC will drop to 29.20 million barrels per day next year, almost 1...

  • *OPEC says demand for its crude will drop next year. SINGAPORE, Nov 13- Brent crude traded around $80 a barrel on Thursday, near its lowest since 2010, after OPEC said demand for its oil would fall next year, while Saudi Arabia remained silent about a possible cut in production. Global demand for oil from OPEC will drop to 29.20 million barrels per day next year, almost 1...

  • *Asian shares flat, eyes on China data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.1 percent. Saudi Arabia's oil minister did not make clear on Wednesday whether the kingdom would support a cut in oil production at the OPEC meeting on Nov. 27, even as he dismissed talk that the country is engaged in a "price war" with fast-growing U.S. shale...

  • US crude settles at lowest level since Sept. 2010 Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    Brent crude oil fell to four-year low below $79 a barrel after Chinese data showed further slowdown in activity.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 13- U.S. crude edged lower to around $77 a barrel in early Asian trade on Thursday after OPEC said demand for its oil will fall next year, while Saudi Arabia kept its silence about a possible cut in production. *U.S. crude for December delivery was trading 12 cents lower at $77.06 a barrel at 0057 GMT, after dipping as low as $76.86. *Global demand for oil from...

  • One way to profit off the cold weather Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 6:24 PM ET
    A natural gas production platform.

    Is there a way to make money off the cold weather by buying the ETF that tracks natural gas?

  • *Libya's El Sharara field shuts down hours after reopening. NEW YORK, Nov 12- Benchmark Brent crude fell below $80 a barrel on Wednesday for the first time since 2010 on technical selling, pressure from a strong dollar and after Saudi Arabia's oil minister refused to say if the kingdom will support calls from some OPEC members to cut crude output.

  • WGL CEO: Low gas great for consumers     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    Could natural gas be headed below $2? Terry McCallister, WGL chairman and CEO, thinks it is possible.

  • Nat gas could hit $2 in warm winter     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:35 PM ET
    Workers make a pipe connection on the drill string on the Orion Perseus drilling rig near Encinal in the Eagle Ford Shale in Webb County, Texas.

    Robust levels of natural gas in storage are expected to keep prices low for most of the season, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- Benchmark Brent crude slid below $80 a barrel on Wednesday, extending a freefall in oil prices that began earlier this year, after Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister said the kingdom will not engage in a price war. Inventory data due at 2130 GMT from industry group American Petroleum Institute could show a build of 800,000 barrels for the week ended Nov. 7, a...

  • Mansion-gate: Mexican leader hit by house scandal Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 3:42 PM ET
    Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto

    A scandal is engulfing Mexico's president, but it's not likely to disrupt energy auctions scheduled for next year.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold falls on dollar rally and weaker crude oil Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 12- Gold prices dropped on Wednesday as a crude oil tumble and dollar gains pulled the metal down from earlier highs, and overall sentiment stayed with the bears as outflows from bullion funds showed no sign of slowing. Brent crude futures fell below $80 to a four-year low after comments from Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi failed to ease...

  • The U.S. Energy Information Administration also said it expects Saudi Arabia to curb production. But it still cut its forecast for Brent crude prices in 2015 by $18 a barrel from last month's view, to an average of $83 a barrel. Early Wednesday afternoon, December Brent crude was trading at $80.91 a barrel, down 76 cents.

  • Saudis: 'Misunderstanding,' no 'price war' talk Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi.

    Saudi Arabia's oil minister publicly knocked talk of an OPEC "price war" but did little in the way of clarifying what the cartel will do about falling prices.

  • ACAPULCO, Mexico, Nov 12- Saudi Arabia Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi broke months of silence on Wednesday to reaffirm the kingdom's longstanding policy of seeking stable global markets, dismissing talk of a "price war" but offering no insight on his response to tumbling crude prices. "Talk of a price war is a sign of misunderstanding, deliberate or otherwise, and has no...

  • Libya's El Sharara field shuts down hours after reopening. Still, news that Libya's largest oilfield, El Sharara, had shut down hours after reopening on Wednesday limited the downside for crude. A spokesman for Libya's National Oil Corp cited a blocked pipeline at the oilfield.