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  • Geopolitical tensions seen keeping oil prices high Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:41 AM ET

    The price of oil rose above $103 a barrel Tuesday on persisting jitters over the situation in Gaza, the standoff over the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine and expectations of a fall in U.S. crude inventories.

  • LONDON, July 22- Brent crude oil rose above $108 a barrel on Tuesday, boosted by escalating political tensions over Ukraine and a fall in Libyan output, while U.S. prices were supported by expectations of a drop in national stockpiles.

  • UPDATE 4-Oil rises above $108 on Ukraine, Gaza crisis Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    *Fighting in Ukraine, Gaza adds to oil risk premium. LONDON, July 22- Brent crude oil rose above $108 a barrel on Tuesday, boosted by escalating political tensions over Ukraine and fighting in Gaza, while U.S. prices were supported by expectations of a drop in national stockpiles.

  • *Fighting in Ukraine, Gaza adds to oil risk premium. LONDON, July 22- Brent crude steadied around $108 a barrel on Tuesday, supported by expectations of large draws in U.S. oil stockpiles and escalating geopolitical tension over Ukraine causing European foreign ministers to consider further sanctions on Russia.

  • *Fighting in Ukraine, Gaza adds to oil risk premium. SINGAPORE, July 22- Brent crude edged up towards $108 a barrel on Tuesday, pushed higher by escalating geopolitical tension over Ukraine and expectations of large draws in U.S. oil stockpiles.

  • US oil ends over $104; geopolitics hit backburner Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:37 PM ET
    Gas is flared as waste from the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil is extracted using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in March 2014 near Buttonwillow, Calif.

    Crude dipped in choppy trading as traders searched for direction amidst political tensions in Ukraine and Gaza.

  • SINGAPORE, July 22- U.S. crude held steady above $104 a barrel in early Asian trade on Tuesday, with worries over escalating geopolitical tension balanced by expectations of large draws in U.S. oil stockpiles. *U.S. crude for August delivery traded 6 cents higher at $104.65 a barrel by 0000 GMT.

  • GoPro is hot: Cramer     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says he doesn't think GoPro is a fad, but he doesn't think customers will buy more than one.

  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat of escalating tension between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine mounted, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up on the day, while nat gas was down.

  • U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat of escalating tension between Russia and the West mounted, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat grew of escalating tension between Russia and the West, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • Shale upstarts merge in long shadow of Big Oil Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:58 PM ET
    Pump jacks and wells on the Monterey Shale formation in California

    Even as U.S. shale companies pursue mergers, analysts don't expect them to become echoes of Big Oil deals that eventually fell flat.

  • CRUDE OIL FUTURES RISES OVER $1 PER BARREL TO $104.18.

  • CRUDE OIL FUTURES PARE GAINS BY 20 CENTS A BARREL AS OBAMA SPOKE.

  • Trader block: Energy and Oil     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management, explains why the only markets to be impacted by the current geopolitical tensions are the local markets. And Matt Smith, Schneider Electric energy analyst, discusses how global tensions are impacting crude oil prices.

  • LONDON, July 21- Brent crude oil steadied around $107 a barrel on Monday after world powers extended talks with Iran and eased sanctions on the Islamic republic slightly, opening the possibility of an eventual deal and further Iranian oil sales.

  • John Westwood, chairman of Douglas Westwood, says that a big drop in the oil price would be a "killer" for Russia as it relies heavily on revenues from oil and gas exports.

  • US oil soars above $104 on Ukraine-Russia tensions Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 2:36 PM ET
    Oil workers on a hydrofracking site.

    Oil rallied as investors closely watched an intensifying crisis with Moscow over the downing of a civilian jet in Ukraine.

  • SINGAPORE, July 21- U.S. crude fell in early Asian trade on Monday after last week's gains, but oil's risk premium on oil is likely remain intact amid geopolitical risks in Gaza and Ukraine.