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  • UPDATE 3-Oil steady above $107 on Ukraine tension Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    LONDON, March 14- Brent crude oil steadied above $107 a barrel on Friday, on track for a third weekly loss amid worries over Chinese economic growth and rising U.S. stockpiles, although tension in Ukraine heightened worries over Russian oil supplies.

  • The U.S. government lifted a ban that excluded BP from new federal contracts, after BP filed a lawsuit saying it was being unfairly penalized.

  • SINGAPORE, March 14- Brent crude held steady above $107 a barrel on Friday, on track for a third weekly loss amid worries over Chinese economic growth and rising U.S. stockpiles, although heightened tension in Ukraine is causing renewed worry over Russian oil supplies.

  • SINGAPORE, March 14- Brent crude rose towards $108 a barrel on Friday as heightened tensions in Ukraine stoked worries over Russian oil supplies, but the contract remained on track for a third weekly loss amid concerns over Chinese economic growth and rising U.S. stockpiles.

  • Brent steady above $107; all eyes on Ukraine Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 11:14 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, March 14- Brent crude held steady above $107 a barrel on Friday, on track for a third weekly loss amid worries over Chinese economic growth and rising U.S. stockpiles, although heightened tension in Ukraine is causing renewed worry over Russian oil supplies.

  • US oil ends near $99 as market watches Ukraine Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    U.S. crude rose as traders watched Ukraine's crisis, but gains were curbed by domestic supply builds and lower demand in the U.S. and China.

  • SINGAPORE, March 14- U.S. crude steadied above $98 a barrel early on Friday, but was headed for its second-biggest weekly fall this year after a steep rise in U.S. oil stockpiles and Washington's first test sale of crude from its emergency reserve since 1990..

  • Venezuelan turmoil poses little oil threat—for now Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 3:11 PM ET
    Protests like this one in Caracas on March 12, 2014, pose a big challenge to the leftist government.

    As it struggles against street violence, oil-rich Venezuela is fighting an even tougher battle to reverse its economic slide.

  • *Russia restarts military exercise near Ukraine border. NEW YORK, March 13- Brent crude futures fell on Thursday as weaker-than-expected Chinese economic data offset worries about supply disruptions prompted by the stand-off between Russia and Western powers over Ukraine.

  • BRENT CRUDE OIL FUTURES FALL MORE THAN $1 ON WEAK CHINESE ECONOMIC DATA.

  • Nat gas inventories decline 195 bcf     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports natural gas inventories dropped 195 billion cubic feet.

  • US oil exports 'detrimental' for Russia: Pro     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Bricklin Dwyer, economist at BNP Paribas, says that by agreeing to export oil, the U.S. is sending a strong signal to Russia that it can also "manipulate" oil prices.

  • *China's Jan-Feb economic activity cools to multi-yr lows. SINGAPORE, March 13- Brent futures held above $108 a barrel on Thursday as investors focused on risks from the unfolding crisis in Ukraine, which overshadowed latest China data showing factory output in the world's second-biggest oil consumer lagged forecasts.

  • SINGAPORE, March 13- Brent futures inched higher on Thursday, holding above $108 a barrel, as investors focused on risks from the unfolding crisis in Ukraine and as OPEC raised its 2014 global oil demand growth forecast for a second straight month. Brent crude rose 24 cents to $108.26 by 0203 GMT, after ending 53 cents down at its lowest in a week.

  • Brent firms above $108 on supply risks, demand outlook Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 10:25 PM ET

    *Asian shares on defensive as China fears rattle commodities. SINGAPORE, March 13- Brent futures inched higher on Thursday, holding above $108 a barrel, as investors focused on risks from the unfolding crisis in Ukraine and as OPEC raised its 2014 global oil demand growth forecast for a second straight month.

  • US oil ends higher; Brent feels chill from China Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    U.S. oil rose as constructive data fanned hopes for the recovery, but Brent was hit by growing fears about China's economy.

  • SINGAPORE, March 13- U.S. crude futures held steady at around $98 a barrel in early Asian trade on Thursday, after plunging more than 2 percent in their biggest drop in two months overnight as investors turned their focus to the unfolding geopolitical crisis in Ukraine.

  • Energy XXI makes 'great acquisition': CEO Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    Few parts of the market are moving more rapidly than the energy sector. And a new deal could potentially change the game in the Gulf.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil dropped to $97 on China concerns and a huge oil inventory build this week. Nat gas took a breath on warmer temperatures. And gold was up while copper was down again.

  • Nat gas volatility will continue     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    With winter winding down, CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports some forecasters are calling for the hottest summer on record which means heating needs will quickly turn to cooling needs.