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  • *Analysts slash Brent 2015 price forecasts by $9.60. *Brent seen averaging $93.70, WTI $88.00 in 2015. Reuters monthly poll of 31 economists and analysts said Brent was likely to stay below $100 a barrel for the next two years, averaging $93.70 in 2015 and $96.00 in 2016..

  • LONDON, Oct 30- Brent crude oil fell below $87 a barrel on Thursday, pressured by a stronger dollar after the Federal Reserve painted a brighter outlook for the U.S. economy. "Anything priced in U.S. dollars is seeing a fall since released that statement and that goes right across the commodities complex," said analyst Ben Le Brun at OptionsXpress, referring to the...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 30- Brent oil futures fell below $87 a barrel on Thursday, pressured by a stronger U.S. dollar after the Federal Reserve painted a brighter outlook for the U.S. economy. "Anything priced in U.S. dollars is seeing a fall since FOMC released that statement and that goes right across the commodities complex," said Ben Le Brun, market analyst at...

  • Brent drops below $87 as Fed optimism lifts dollar Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:23 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 30- Brent oil futures fell below $87 a barrel on Thursday, pressured by a stronger U.S. dollar after the Federal Reserve painted a brighter outlook for the U.S. economy. "Anything priced in U.S. dollars is seeing a fall since FOMC released that statement and that goes right across the commodities complex," said Ben Le Brun, market analyst at...

  • NYMEX-Crude falls below $82/bbl on strong dollar Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:25 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 30- U.S. crude futures edged below $82 a barrel on Thursday in early Asian trade, pressured by a strong dollar and a supply glut, following overnight gains on the back of a less-than-expected rise in U.S. oil stockpiles. *NYMEX crude for December delivery was down 32 cents at $81.88 a barrel by 0004 GMT, after settling up 78 cents at $82.20 on Wednesday.

  • Commodities tomorrow: OPEC says 'don't panic'     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold was lower before the Fed meeting. A hawkish tone by the Fed didn't help. Oil was up slightly on the day on some technical buying and short covering. OPEC says don't panic.

  • *Current low oil prices do not reflect fundamentals, OPEC says. Benchmark Brent crude oil for December settled up $1.09 at $87.12 a barrel, after touching an intraday high of $87.94. "I think the numbers are supportive, and suggest there's no big surplus of oil forming in any place," said Dominick Chirichella, senior partner at the Energy Management Institute in New...

  • U.S., BRENT CRUDE FUTURES PARE GAINS AFTER FEDERAL RESERVE ANNOUNCES MONTHLY BOND PURCHASE PROGRAM.

  • *OPEC says fundamentals do not reflect low oil prices. Benchmark Brent crude oil for December was up $1.73 at $87.76 a barrel at 11:41 a.m. after touching an intraday high of $87.94. Crude inventories in the United States rose by 2.1 million barrels in the last week, compared with analysts' expectations for an increase of 3.4 million barrels, data from the...

  • Don't panic, OPEC secretary general says Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    OPEC Secretary General Abdullah al-Badri listens to a question at the Oil & Money conference in central London, October 29, 2014.

    Low prices will help curb competing supplies and require OPEC to pump far more by the end of the decade, OPEC's secretary general said.

  • Crude oil inventories rise 2.06 million barrels     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports the latest crude oil inventories had a build of 2.06 million barrels, while distillate inventories decline 5.29 million barrels.

  • *PetroChina posts drop in third-quarter net profit. *CNOOC's third-quarter revenue falls, production flat. HONG KONG, Oct 29- Chinese state-run oil giants PetroChina and CNOOC Ltd posted weaker third-quarter results on Wednesday, hit by a slump in crude prices as a result of ample supplies and weakening demand.

  • Anadarko prime for acquisition?     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer discuss the outlook for Anadarko Petroleum and potential for an acquisition, and the energy complex.

  • Ukraine-Russia gas talks could leave EU in the cold Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    Europe could be plunged into an energy crisis this winter if last-ditch talks on Wednesday fail to see Russia resume gas flows to Ukraine.

  • Solar matters to us: Southern CEO     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    Tom Fanning, Southern Company chairman & CEO, breaks down the company's quarterly results and discusses how cheap oil is impacting the alternative energy sector.

  • UPDATE 4-Oil rises to $87 ahead of Fed statement Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    *OPEC sec gen says fundamentals do not reflect low oil price. LONDON, Oct 29- Brent crude oil rose to $87 a barrel on Wednesday as traders anticipated that the Federal Reserve would keep U.S. interest rates low, putting pressure on the dollar. Brent crude for December was up 95 cents at $86.98 a barrel by 1125 GMT, after touching a high above $87.

  • Transports chug to new highs     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    Jason Seidl, Cowen & Company, provides perspective on what's driving transports higher as oil prices slide lower.

  • $3 gas for the holidays?     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    Carl Larry, Oil Outlooks and Opinions, shares his outlook on oil as crude prices hover around $80 and the U.S. become increasingly oil independent.

  • UPDATE 3-Oil rises above $86 ahead of Fed statement Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:35 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 29- Brent crude oil extended gains above $86 a barrel on Wednesday as traders anticipated the end of quantitative easing in the United Stated would squeeze the dollar. "We're likely to see a slightly weaker dollar today, if the Fed is as dovish as expected, and that will support oil prices in the short term," said Michael Hewson, chief analyst at CMC Markets...

  • Total profit hit by drop in oil prices Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 3:47 AM ET

    PARIS— French oil company Total SA says its earnings dropped in the third quarter due to the falling global price of oil. Total said Wednesday that its replacement cost profit, a key gauge of earnings for oil companies, slid 2 percent to $3.56 billion in the three months to September from $3.63 billion in the same period a year earlier. The price of international...