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  • NEW YORK, March 21- Crude oil futures surged more than $1 on Friday as traders scrambled to cover short positions ahead of the weekend after U.S. sanctions against Russia, the world's second-largest oil exporter, renewed fears of a supply disruption. "The uncertainty is definitely back," said Abhishek Deshpande, a commodities analyst at Natixis in London.

  • BRENT CRUDE OIL FUTURES RISE MORE THAN $1 ON U.S., RUSSIA SANCTIONS.

  • Rupert Darwall, "Age of Global Warming: A History" author, says the first thing that needs to be fixed is the economy, not the environment. Germany's green policy has pushed its economy into the hands of Putin, Darwall asserts.

  • LONDON, March 21- Brent crude rose towards $107 per barrel on Friday as fresh U.S. sanctions against Russia, the world's second-largest oil exporter, increased fears of a disruption to supplies.

  • *Washington adds 20 prominent Russian business men to sanctions list. SINGAPORE, March 21- Brent crude held steady above $106 per barrel on Friday, on track for a fourth weekly loss, weighed down by a stronger dollar and seasonal slump in demand, while fresh U.S. sanctions against Russia could inject a new risk premium into the market.

  • *Washington includes 20 prominent Russian business men to sanctions list. SINGAPORE, March 21- Brent crude fell towards $106 per barrel on Friday, on track for a fourth weekly loss, weighed down by a stronger dollar and seasonal slump in demand, while fresh U.S. sanctions against Russia could inject a new risk premium into the market.

  • Brent falls towards $106; on track for fourth weekly loss Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 11:38 PM ET

    *Washington includes 20 prominent Russian business men to sanctions list. SINGAPORE, March 21- Brent crude fell towards $106 per barrel on Friday, on track for a fourth weekly loss weighed down by a stronger dollar and seasonal slump in demand, while fresh U.S. sanctions against Russia could inject a new risk premium into the market.

  • US oil ends over $99 on US-Russia sanctions war Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 2:56 PM ET
    A gas flare is seen at an oil well site outside Williston, North Dakota.

    Crude oil rose on Friday, after the U.S. and EU imposed sanctions on Russia, which renewed supply fears.

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude extends losses on ample supply Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:26 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, March 21- U.S. crude extended losses in early Asian trading below $99 per barrel, as ample supply and a stronger dollar outweighed positive economic data in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold takes a hit     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Equities rebounded, and gold took a hit. There was mixed action in crude, and nat gas was down on the day after a smaller draw and milder temperatures.

  • UPDATE 8-Brent rises on strong equities, sanctions Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    *Russia and U.S. impose sanctions on each other. NEW YORK, March 20- Brent crude oil futures rose on Thursday as sanctions against Russia injected a new risk premium into the market and strong equities provided support, while U.S. crude fell ahead of the April contract's expiry.

  • *Russia, U.S. both impose sanctions on each other. NEW YORK, March 20- U.S. crude oil futures tumbled over $1 on Thursday as builds in domestic stockpiles and a strong U.S. dollar outweighed worries over the possible impact of tougher U.S. sanctions on Russia.

  • NEW YORK, March 20- The number of Americans who believe U.S. oil should be kept on U.S. soil to lower gasoline prices rose in the last four months, according to a new Reuters/ Ipsos poll.

  • US manufacturing is coming back—Thank shale Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 11:33 AM ET
    Rig hands thread together drilling pipe at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp., atop the Marcellus shale rock formation in Washington Township, Pennsylvania.

    Shale gas is adding manufacturing jobs to US cities in industries thought to be lost to foreign competition, says a report by IHS Global.

  • *U.S. stockpiles rise more than expected; fall at Cushing hub. LONDON, March 20- Brent crude oil rose slightly on Thursday after a gauge of U.S. economic activity came in stronger than expected for February. Brent was up 12 cents at $105.97 a barrel by 1441 GMT, after settling 94 cents lower on Wednesday.

  • The future of coal in America     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn speaks with Colin Marshall, Cloud Peak Energy CEO, from the Spring Creek Mine about the rising demand for coal due to the spike in natural gas prices.

  • Nat gas inventories down 48 bcf     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports natural gas inventories draw down to 48 billion cubic feet.

  • UPDATE 5-Brent crude eases on U.S. rate rise expectations Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    *U.S. stockpiles rise more than expected; fall at Cushing hub. LONDON, March 20- Brent crude oil eased on Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated the U.S. central bank could end its stimulus programme and raise interest rates sooner than expected. Brent was down 11 cents at $105.74 a barrel by 1357 GMT, after settling 94 cents lower on Wednesday.

  • *U.S. stockpiles rise more than expected; fall at Cushing hub. LONDON, March 20- Brent crude oil eased on Thursday after the U.S. "The Fed's move came as something of a surprise in terms of the timing for increasing rates," said Olivier Jakob, an analyst at Petromatrix in Zug, Switzerland.

  • *U.S. stockpiles rise more than expected; fall at Cushing pricing hub. SINGAPORE, March 20- Brent crude rose on Thursday to hover around $106 a barrel after the U.S.