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  • What Iraq's war may mean for the Keystone pipeline Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 1:16 PM ET
    Pipe is stacked at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    Backers in favor of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline are pointing to the crisis in Iraq as a rationale for pushing the project forward.

  • Conflict intensifies in Iraq     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    According to the Iraq Oil Report, it's a stalemate when it comes to the Baiji Refinery. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest in Iraq.

  • *Oil majors pull foreign staff from Iraq. NEW YORK, June 18- Brent crude oil rose past $114 a barrel on Wednesday on worries about exports from Iraq, while U.S. crude dipped as government numbers showed a much smaller draw in domestic stocks than an industry report showed a day earlier.

  • Long gas station lines in Kurdish region     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    Drivers in Iraq's northern region are lining up at gas stations. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight.

  • Gen. McCaffrey: Not much US can do     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Iraq is likely to continue to come apart in a sectarian war, says Gen. Barry McCaffrey, discussing the reality on the ground in Iraq and explaining why he thinks the conflict is a long-term threat to the United States. McCaffrey says the ability of the U.S. military to influence events in this conflict is limited.

  • Exxon Mobil Iraq operations threatened?     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Exxon Mobil has declined to comment on reports that they are carrying out mass evacuations in Iraq. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest on the violence.

  • Iraq: Baiji refinery center of strife     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    Sunni militants have attacked Iraq's largest oil refinery, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • LONDON, June 18- The price of Brent crude oil rose towards $114 a barrel on Wednesday as Sunni militants pushed forward in northern Iraq, striking the country's biggest refinery and stoking worries about oil exports as some firms pulled foreign oil workers out of the country.

  • Exxon staff exit Iraq amid spiraling violence Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:38 AM ET
    File photo of South Oil Company (SOC) adjust a valve at the Rumaila oil field in Basra Province.

    The head of Iraq's South Oil Company also insists that current developments have not affected and will not affect oil operations in the south.

  • ISIS targets Iraq infrastructure     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on the latest round of violence in Iraq as President Obama rules out immediate air strikes and Iran's Rouhani announces his country will not hesitate to protect holy sites in Iraq.

  • Wall Street's latest craze: 'Superfracking' Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    Gas is flared as waste from the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 22, 2014 near Buttonwillow, Calif.

    Demand is up for sand used in fracking, which blasts it into wells to crack rock and release oil and natural gas.

  • NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports on the latest round of violence in Iraq as President Obama rules out immediate air strikes and Iran's Rouhani announces his country will not hesitate to protect holy sites in Iraq.

  • Will Isis impact Iraq's oil production?     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC Capital Markets, discusses the impact the crisis in Iraq will have on oil production and says the propensity for the oil price to break its range upwards "is really quite high."

  • *Sunni militants renew attack on key refinery near Baghdad. LONDON, June 18- Brent crude rose towards $114 a barrel on Wednesday as Sunni militants pushed forward in northern Iraq, striking a key refinery near Baghdad and stoking worries about oil exports from the key producer.

  • UPDATE 2-Brent holds above $113 amid Iraq violence Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    *Foreign oil firms pull staff from Iraq. SINGAPORE, June 18- Brent crude held above $113 per barrel on Wednesday as heavy fighting in Iraq shut the country's biggest refinery and led to the withdrawal of staff by foreign oil firms, stoking worries about exports from the key oil producer.

  • Iran a 'beneficiary' of Iraq crisis: Pro     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, says Iran is a potential beneficiary of the violence in Iraq as it could see some sanctions lifted to allow it to ramp up oil production.

  • Brent holds above $113 amid Iraq violence Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:10 AM ET

    *Foreign oil firms pull staff from Iraq. SINGAPORE, June 18- Brent crude held above $113 per barrel on Wednesday as heavy fighting in Iraq shut the country's biggest refinery and led to the withdrawal of staff by foreign oil firms, stoking worries about exports from the key oil producer.

  • U.S. oil ends near $106; Brent spurred by Iraq Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    Brent rose past $114 a barrel on worries about exports from Iraq, while U.S. crude dipped as data showeddh smaller draw in domestic stocks.

  • SEOUL, June 18- U.S. crude oil futures rose in early Asian trade on Wednesday, as tension in Iraq cast doubt on the OPEC member's oil growth targets and U.S. crude stocks fell more than expected.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Copper going down?     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. There was a pause today, as WTI was down slightly. Gold was down on the day, as traders kept their eyes on the Fed.