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  • *Ukraine forces kill up to 5 rebels. LONDON, April 25- Brent crude oil eased below $110 a barrel on Friday but was still near seven-week highs as escalating tensions over Ukraine between major oil producer Russia and the West heightened fears of supply disruption.

  • *Ukraine forces kill up to 5 rebels; Russia starts drill near border. SINGAPORE, April 25- Brent futures held near seven-week highs above $110 a barrel on Friday as escalating tensions over Ukraine between top oil producer Russia and the West worsened supply disruption fears.

  • *Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border. SINGAPORE, April 25- Brent futures held near seven-week highs above $110 a barrel on Friday as escalating tensions over Ukraine between top oil producer Russia and the West worsened supply disruption fears.

  • *Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border. SINGAPORE, April 25- Brent futures held near seven-week highs above $110 a barrel on Friday as escalating tensions over Ukraine between top oil producer Russia and the West worsened supply disruption fears.

  • US oil ends under $101, hit hard by profit-taking Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 2:42 PM ET
    Pump jacks and wells in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation near McKittrick, Calif., March 23, 2014.

    Oil shrugged off a barrage of threats over the crisis in Ukraine, slipping ahead of the weekend on profit taking and healthy supplies in N. America.

  • SINGAPORE, April 25- U.S. crude futures held near $102 a barrel in early Asian trade on Friday, supported by supply disruption fears as Ukraine resumed its operation to disarm pro- Moscow separatists in the east of the country and retake their positions.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. All the noise in Ukraine pushed up gold prices today. Oil was up on the day, as was palladium, which comes from Russia.

  • The other major threat to Europe’s energy security Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:13 PM ET
    Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casts his vote in the country's recent presidential elections in el-Biar suburb of Algiers on April 17, 2014.

    Disruption from the Russia-Ukraine conflict is not the only threat to Europe's energy supplies—there's also Algeria.

  • NEW YORK, April 24- Brent crude futures rose by more than a dollar a barrel on Thursday as mutual accusations of aggression by Ukraine and Russia raised concerns over future oil supplies, while strong U.S. economic data suggested higher demand.

  • Nuclear power's hunt for an unlikely new ally Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    The big environmental argument for nuclear energy: Its carbon emissions are the lowest among major power sources.

  • BRENT OIL EXTENDS GAINS TO MORE THAN $1 A BARREL TO OVER $110.

  • Nat gas inventories up 49 bcf     Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports natural gas inventories see an injection of 49 billion cubic feet.

  • *Obama says more sanctions "teed up" against Russia. LONDON, April 24- Oil rose towards $110 a barrel on Thursday as the dispute between Russia and the West over Ukraine added to supply concerns, although record U.S. crude inventories kept gains in check.

  • LONDON, April 24- Oil edged further above $109 a barrel on Thursday as the dispute between Russia and the West over Ukraine added to supply concerns, although record U.S. crude inventories kept gains in check.

  • LONDON, April 24- Oil rose further above $109 a barrel on Thursday as disagreement between Russia and the West over Ukraine added to supply concerns, although record U.S. crude inventories kept gains in check.

  • *Russia says it will respond if its Ukraine interests attacked. SINGAPORE, April 24- Brent crude futures rose on Thursday, holding above $109 per barrel for a fifth straight session, as a vow by top oil producer Russia to respond if its interests in Ukraine came under attack stoked supply worries.

  • Brent climbs, stays above $109 on Ukraine tensions Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:48 PM ET

    *Russia says it will respond if its Ukraine interests attacked. SINGAPORE, April 24- Brent futures rose on Thursday as Russia vowed to respond if its interests in Ukraine came under attack, stoking fears of an escalation in tensions that have pushed the oil benchmark up 5 percent this month to hover above $109 a barrel.

  • Crude settles above $110, highest since March 3 Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    Brent crude futures rose on Thursday, holding above $109 per barrel for a fifth straight session.

  • U.S. crude gained 14 cents to $101.58 a barrel by 0028 GMT, after settling 31 cents lower in the previous session. Oil exports from Iraq's southern terminals are heading for a record high in April, according to loading data and industry sources, reflecting Iraq's efforts to expand capacity and deliver supply growth in 2014..

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Downward pressure on stocks drove down oil prices today. Nat gas was up slightly on the day, albeit in a tight range. And gold was up slightly on the day, closing at $1,284.60.