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  • *U.S., EU impose more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. LONDON, July 30- Brent crude oil steadied below $108 a barrel on Wednesday, weakened by ample supplies in Europe and Asia, while U.S crude edged higher after data showed a large drop in stockpiles.

  • CRUDE FUTURES FALL AFTER BRIEF SPIKE FOLLOWING EIA DATA.

  • Crude oil inventories down 3.7 million barrels     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports crude oil inventories draw to 3.7 million barrels, not in line with seasonal norms.

  • *U.S., EU impose more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. While there has been no major disruption to oil supplies due to tensions in the Middle East, Africa or Europe, fears that exports could be curtailed underpin crude prices.

  • Total curbs Russia investment after MH17 downing Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    Total stopped buying shares in Russia's Novatek the day of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine.

  • US oil ends over $100, hit by stockpiles Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    Oil prices fell amid excess supplies in Europe and Asia, and despite a larger-than-expected drop in nationwide stockpiles.

  • TOKYO, July 30- U.S. crude oil futures regained some of the previous day's losses to trade above $101 early on Wednesday, after industry data showed U.S. petroleum stockpiles fell much more sharply than expected. *U.S. crude futures for September delivery rose 8 cents to $101.05 a barrel by 0000 GMT, after finishing 70 cents lower on Tuesday.

  • *EU reaches deal on Russia sanctions, prompts short rally. NEW YORK, July 29- Brent crude ended slightly higher on Tuesday as new sanctions on Russia looked set to worsen relations between Moscow and the West, while U.S. prices slipped after a Kansas refinery fire curbed demand for WTI crude.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Nervousness over economic data helped drive oil prices lower. Geopolitics has not been a factor. Nat gas was up slightly on the day. And gold was slightly lower, as well.

  • New sanctions for Russia—here's where they'll hurt Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 28, 2014 in Moscow.

    Sanctions are intended to tighten the screws on Russia by targeting broad sections of its economy and financial markets.

  • Oil prices continue decline     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    Good news for driving consumers amid geopolitical tensions, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • BRENT CRUDE OIL FUTURES TURN POSITIVE AFTER NEWS OF PRELIMINARY DEAL TO IMPOSE ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA OVER UKRAINE CRISIS.

  • LONDON, July 29- Brent crude oil fell towards $107 a barrel on Tuesday as ample supply outweighed concerns over political tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Despite conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq and Libya, global oil production has exceeded demand, leaving pockets of excess supply in Africa and Europe.

  • LONDON, July 29- Brent crude oil steadied around $107 a barrel on Tuesday as ample supply offset concerns over political tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Despite conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq and Libya, global oil production has exceeded demand, leaving pockets of excess supply in Africa and Europe.

  • LONDON, July 29- Brent crude oil steadied around $107 a barrel on Tuesday as ample supply offset political tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Despite conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq and Libya, global oil production has exceeded demand, leaving pockets of excess supply in Africa and Europe.

  • And the buyer of the Kurdish crude oil is... Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:27 AM ET
    The United Kalavryta.

    The secret buyer of crude oil sitting off the coast of Texas in a Kurdish tanker is a company located in the British Virgin Islands.

  • *Libya slides into chaos, but market expects low output. LONDON, July 29- Brent crude oil stabilized around $108 a barrel on Tuesday as ample supply offset geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Despite conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq and Libya, global oil production has exceeded demand, leaving pockets of excess supply in Africa and Europe.

  • *Israel warns of protracted war in Gaza. SINGAPORE, July 29- Oil prices slipped for a second session on Tuesday, with Brent edging down toward $107 a barrel, as ample supply offset geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

  • Brent dips toward $107 as ample supplies weigh Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:47 PM ET

    *Israel warns of protracted war in Gaza. SINGAPORE, July 29- Oil prices slipped for a second session on Tuesday, with Brent edging down toward $107 a barrel, as ample supply offset geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

  • US oil ends near $101, checked by refinery fire Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    Oil prices fell on Tuesday, with U.S. crude leading the decline as a refinery fire in Kansas curbed demand for the benchmark.