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  • SINGAPORE, Oct 21- Brent edged up on Tuesday, holding above $85 a barrel as robust China oil demand supported prices, although gains were capped by oversupply and lingering fears of a weak global economy. Front-month Brent was up 13 cents to $85.53 at 0418 GMT, remaining entrenched at below $100 since early September. U.S. crude for November delivery gained 29 cents...

  • NYMEX-US crude steadies near $83 ahead of China data Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:17 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 21- U.S. crude futures hovered near $83 a barrel on Tuesday after an uneventful session overnight and ahead of data from China that may point to cooling economic growth in the world's No. 2 oil consumer. *U.S. crude for November delivery was up 4 cents at $82.75 a barrel by 0008 GMT after ending nearly flat at $82.71 on Monday. *About a third of U.S. shale...

  • Two manufacturers with significant exposure to oil markets, General Electric Co and Honeywell International Inc, said in interviews they did not see any short-term impact, but that sustained lower prices could alter the picture. They include Emerson Electric Co, which sells equipment such as valves, as well as automation software and services to help manage...

  • The U.S. Department of Energy is expected to release a report in late October that will help assess whether domestic gasoline prices would rise if Congress or the Obama administration lifted the 40- year ban on crude oil exports. Congress mandated the oil export ban following the Arab oil embargo of the 1970 s, which sent shock waves through energy markets and...

  • *OPEC ministers to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Brent crude fell on Monday, dropping below $86 a barrel as worries about booming supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back toward last week's four-year low. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June on concern about a saturated global oil market and a gloomy economic...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- The U.S. Department of Energy is expected to release a report in late October that will help assess whether domestic gasoline prices would rise if Congress or the Obama administration lifted the 40- year ban on crude oil exports. Congress mandated the oil export ban following the Arab oil embargo of the 1970 s, which sent shock waves through...

  • *OPEC ministers to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Brent crude fell below $86 a barrel on Monday as nagging concerns about abundant supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back down toward a four-year low hit last week. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June on concern about a saturated global oil market and a gloomy...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Spot crude-by-rail volumes are down in Canada as traders and marketers including Glencore PLC are deterred by stronger heavy oil prices that have erased arbitrage opportunities to ship cheap crude from landlocked Alberta to higher-priced U.S. markets, industry sources said. The international commodities group Glencore no longer...

  • *OPEC ministers to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Brent crude resumed its decline on Monday, dropping below $86 a barrel as nagging concerns about abundant supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back down toward a four-year low hit last week. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June on concern about a saturated...

  • Oct 20- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services provider, said there were no signs of a slowdown in drilling activity despite the recent 25 percent fall in oil prices. Halliburton's shares rose about 2.5 percent in early trading after the company reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its quarterly dividend.

  • Halliburton profit beats as drilling stays strong Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:27 AM ET
    A derrick hand works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    Halliburton reported a better-than-expected profit, helped by buoyant shale drilling activity in North America.

  • UPDATE 4-Oil slips below $86 on global oversupply Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    *OPEC ministers due to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. Abundant global oil supplies, particularly of very high quality, light oil, coupled with a gloomy economic outlook from Europe to China pushed Brent last week below $83, to its lowest since 2010. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iran have all indicated reluctance to change...

  • Oil prices falling on weak market: Pro     Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    Stephen Schork, "The Schork Report" editor says oil prices may be approaching a bottom of the market.

  • Will OPEC cut oil production to boost price?     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says OPEC is likely to cut oil production but won't place individual country quotas.

  • Saudi crude exports have been sliding in the past few months as shale oil squeezes Saudi oil out of U.S. markets and as demand in Asia, particularly in China, has been slower than expected. North America's shale boom has started to squeeze Saudi oil out of the U.S. market, the International Energy Agency said in a report last month, estimating Saudi exports would run...

  • Is the oil price fall more than just a coincidence? Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:35 AM ET
    Pump jacks and wells on the Monterey Shale formation in California

    The recent drop in oil prices could be due to more than just lower demand, according to some analysts, who have suggested that the U.S. could be deliberately manipulating the market.

  • *Saudi Arabia, Kuwait stop production at Khafji oilfield. LONDON, Oct 20- Brent crude steadied around $86 a barrel on Monday, holding on to a rally from near four-year lows last week on news of a cut in Saudi- Kuwait oil output. But the news was cited as a positive factor by some traders at a time when crude oil production exceeds demand and ahead of an OPEC meeting on Nov. 27...

  • Jason Schenker, president of Prestige Economics, says there are several factors which could push the oil price lower.