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  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- Brent and U.S. crude futures tumbled on Friday to the lowest settlement prices in months, as oversupply in the Atlantic basin and low demand outweighed worries over political tensions in the Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine. "Since June 23, the market's been going down," said Andy Lebow, vice president at Jefferies Bache in New York.

  • *Brent falls to two-week low; in July had biggest monthly loss since April 2013. NEW YORK, Aug 1- Brent crude oil fell more than $1 to hit a two-week low on Friday, slipping to $105 a barrel in its third straight day of losses as oversupply in the Atlantic basin and low demand outweighed worries over political tensions in the Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine.

  • *Brent falls to two-week low; in July had biggest monthly loss since April 2013.

  • Chevron 2Q profit up on asset sales, oil prices Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chevron Corp. earnings rose 5.6 percent in the second quarter on asset sales and higher global oil prices, though oil and gas production slipped slightly. Chevron, based in San Ramon, California, said Friday that net income increased to $5.67 billion, or $2.98 per share, from $5.37 billion, or $2.77 per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • LONDON, Aug 1- Brent crude oil fell to a two-week low on Friday, slipping towards $105 a barrel as oversupply in the Atlantic basin and low demand outweighed worries over political tensions in the Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine. Worries over geopolitical risks to oil supply have eased despite escalating violence in parts of the Middle East and North Africa.

  • LONDON, Aug 1- Brent crude oil fell below $106 a barrel on Friday as oversupply in the Atlantic basin and low demand outweighed worries over political tensions in the Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine. Worries over geopolitical risks to oil supply have eased despite escalating violence in parts of the Middle East and North Africa.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 1- Brent crude held near $106 a barrel on Friday as ample supply continued to drag on prices a day after the benchmark posted its worst monthly performance since April 2013. U.S. crude futures for September delivery fell 16 cents to $98.01 a barrel, following a 6.8 percent decline last month, the biggest monthly loss since May 2012.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 1- Brent crude held near $106 a barrel on Friday as ample supply continued to drag on prices a day after the benchmark posted its worst monthly performance since April 2013. U.S. crude futures for September delivery fell 13 cents to $98.04 a barrel, following a 6.8 percent decline last month, the biggest monthly loss since May 2012.

  • *CVR Refining said on Thursday that its 115,000- barrel-per-day Coffeyville, Kansas, refinery, which is a major consumer of West Texas Intermediate crude, could be down four weeks after a July 29 fire in the facility's isomerization unit.

  • BP CEO: Reduced exposure to Russia     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 6:40 PM ET
    BP CEO Robert Dudley speaks during a plenary session at the 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow.

    Bob Dudley, BP CEO, discusses how geopolitics and sanctions on Russia impact business, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • *OPEC oil output rises in July from June- Reuters survey. NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. crude oil tumbled more than $2 on Thursday, going below $98 a barrel, hitting the lowest level since March on news of a potentially lengthy shutdown at a Kansas oil refinery, while Brent also slipped amid signs of robust OPEC oil production.

  • Summer gas price hikes take a holiday Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    The average price of gas posted the largest July decline in six years, according to the latest survey by AAA. Here's why.

  • *OPEC oil output rises in July from June- Reuters survey. NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. crude oil tumbled more than $2 on Thursday, going below $98 a barrel, hitting the lowest level since March on news of a potentially lengthy shutdown at a Kansas oil refinery, while Brent also slipped amid signs of robust OPEC oil production.

  • LyondellBasell done buying disputed Iraqi crude Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    Refinery workers stand in front of the coker flare stack and cooling tower after a press conference at the LyondellBasell oil refinery in Houston.

    LyondellBasell, after reports that it bought disputed Kurdish oil, said it would scrap additional purchases for the time being.

  • *OPEC oil output rises in July from June- Reuters survey. NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. crude oil tumbled to a more than four-month low under $100 a barrel on Thursday on news of a potentially lengthy shutdown at a key oil refinery in Kansas, while Brent also slipped amid signs of robust OPEC oil production.

  • CRUDE OIL FUTURES EXTEND LOSSES BY MORE THAN $2; HIT FOUR-MONTH INTRADAY LOW OF $98.24.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. crude oil futures plunged by nearly $2 and Brent crude oil futures fell by more than $1 per barrel on news that the 115,000- barrel-per-day Coffeyville, Kansas, refinery could be down for four weeks following a July 29 fire.

  • US oil shipment navigates around decades-old ban Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    The Overseas Santorini tanker sails under the Harbor Bridge into the Port of Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    U.S. oil production continues to boom, and a loophole in a law has allowed the first export of unrefined American oil in decades.

  • July 31- Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as higher prices for its crude and natural gas offset a 6 percent drop in production.

  • July 31- Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, on Thursday reported better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday on higher prices for crude and natural gas. The company said net income rose to $8.78 billion, or $2.05 per share, from $6.86 billion, or $1.55 per share, in the year-ago period.