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  • *Stimulus measures from Japan, China lend some support. LONDON, Dec 29- Brent crude oil rose to $60 per barrel on Monday, supported by concern about disruption to exports from Libya, but a global supply glut kept prices nearly 50 percent off their peak for the year. "There's tension in Libya, but liquidity is very thin so not much is needed to move oil prices," said Hans van...

  • UPDATE 2-Oil prices climb on Libya supply worries Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 12:50 AM ET

    *Brent climbs towards $60; U.S. crude rises above $55. SINGAPORE, Dec 29- Oil prices rose on Monday, after dropping for the past two sessions, as escalating clashes in Libya stoked worries about supply from the OPEC member. "Libya, and all the other problems, warrants some kind of risk premium," said Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Sydney's Ayers Alliance.

  • *Brent climbs towards $60; U.S. crude rises above $55. SINGAPORE, Dec 29- Oil prices rose on Monday, after dropping for the past two sessions, as escalating clashes in Libya stoked worries about supply from the OPEC member. "Libya, and all the other problems, warrants some kind of risk premium," said Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Sydney's Ayers Alliance.

  • SINGAPORE Dec 29- U.S. crude rose more than $1 in early Asian trade on Monday, reversing a fall in the previous session as escalating clashes in Libya threatened oil exports and supply disruptions from the OPEC member. Forces loyal to Libya's recognised government launched air strikes on the western city of Misrata on Sunday in apparent retaliation against a...

  • DUBAI, Dec 28- Saudi Arabia's 2015 state budget assumes an oil price close to current levels of around $60 a barrel for Brent crude, a shift from past budgets which were based on prices well below market levels, analysts say. For the 2015 budget, announced on Thursday, four analysts' oil price estimates are in a range of $55 to $63. That does not mean Saudi Arabia...

  • The Week Ahead: Happy New Year!  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Susan Li looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. The New Year arrives this week and the Dow reached the 18,000 mark. No jobs report this week. And UPS and Fedex announced they would change pricing.

  • Oil's bottom in sight: Pro  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    Carl Larry, Oil Outlooks and Opinions, and Chad Brownstein, Rocky Mountain Resources, discuss the continued downward momentum of oil and gas.

  • Traders see natural gas at $2 in the new year Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 3:28 PM ET
    Natural gas sits in storage tanks in Erath, Louisiana.

    The weather and the demand outlook are pointing toward a further challenge of natural gas prices, well below $3.

  • Ride oil stocks into retirement sunset?  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    Robert Laura, Synergos Financial Group president, likes Chevron due to its dividend stability.

  • Oil drop takes toll on some states  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    Which states in the U.S. will benefit from oil's price decline, with CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 26- Oil prices fell Friday, tumbling as the dollar strengthened and a supply glut in top consumer the United States trumped worries about falling production from Libya. The market had come under pressure from Wednesday's Energy Department report, which showed a 7.3 million-barrel rise in crude inventories to their highest December level on...

  • Russia: We're headed for sharp recession in 2015 Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:45 PM ET
    A customer collects her change after purchasing dairy products at a delicatessen counter inside the Dorogomilovsky food market in Moscow, Dec. 23, 2014.

    Slumping oil prices have put Russia's economy on course for a sharp recession next year, its finance minister said on Friday.

  • Cheap oil: Winners & losers  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    As crude oil has fallen over 40 percent this year, CNBC's Scott Cohn looks at what states have the most to gain from low oil.

  • Nat gas 2015 forecast  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    Discussing the sharp slide in natural gas, with Peter Amandio, Chicago Energies, and CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Oil: Prices slam Russia, Venezuela hard in 2015  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at the global picture for oil in 2015 and discusses where investors can expect to make money.

  • LONDON, Dec 26- Oil rose further above $60 a barrel on Friday as unrest in Libya cut supplies, offsetting a growing supply glut in top consumer the United States and weak imports by Japan. Fighting in Libya has cut output there to 352,000 barrels a day, a state oil company spokesman said on Thursday, or about half November's average. "Libya is a supportive factor," said...

  • Saudis to hit 'panic button' at $40 oil: Energy CEO Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia says OPEC will maintain its current oil production no matter what—until crude hits $40, Breitling Energy' Chris Faulkner said.

  • Oil slump impact to states  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn outlines how cheap oil is impacting individual states.

  • When will Saudis panic over oil prices?  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia says OPEC will maintain oil production at any price level, but Breitling Energy CEO Chris Faulkner said even the world's biggest oil producer can only stand so much pain.

  • Natgas briefly dips below $3; down 30% in a month Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    The price of natural gas dipped below $3 on Friday, with a warm December and plentiful supplies behind the decline.