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  • US drillers scrambling to thwart OPEC threat Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Workers stand next to water service tanks at an Anadarko Petroleum hydraulic fracking site near Dacono, Colorado.

    OPEC and lower global oil prices delivered a one-two punch to the drillers in North Dakota and Texas. Now they are fighting back.

  • US drillers scrambling to thwart OPEC threat Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK— OPEC and lower global oil prices delivered a one-two punch to the drillers in North Dakota and Texas who brought the U.S. one of the biggest booms in the history of the global oil industry. "Everybody gets a little more imaginative, because they need to," says Hans-Christian Freitag, vice president of technology for the drilling services company Baker...

  • Government unveils first set of fracking rules Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    File photo: Rig hands thread together drilling pipe at a hydraulic fracturing on the Marcellus shale rock formation in Pennsylvania.

    The federal government unveiled the first mandates for fracking operations on federal and Indian lands on Friday.

  • Spotlight on Refiners   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Drilling for deals

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan checks on the health of energy stocks as the price of Brent and WTI trade lower.

  • This signals more oilfield mergers may be coming Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:55 PM ET
    Pumpjacks operate at an oil well in Williston, North Dakota.

    Exploration and production firms have issued nearly $9 billion in stock this year, well above recent first-quarter totals.

  • Hamm: Americans pay price for US oil export ban Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm pauses during an interview in his Oklahoma City offices, July 12, 2012.

    Billionaire oilman Harold Hamm tells CNBC that American refineries can't handle all the oil being produced domestically.

  • Time to lift oil restrictions: Harold Hamm   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 7:37 AM ET
    Time to lift oil restrictions: Harold Hamm

    Harold Hamm, Continental Resources CEO, explains why he is calling to let American energy companies export their oil and level the playing field.

  • These oil driller stocks could be winners: Analyst Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Atwood Oceanics rig

    If investors know where to look they may find some opportunity in the oil-drilling sector, analyst Ken Sill said.

  • Brazil's Supreme Court will probe 34 politicians in connection with a multibillion-dollar kickback scheme at state-controlled oil company Petrobras.

  • Oil firms are swimming in data they don't use Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:39 PM ET

    The energy industry's failure to use the data it collects means it's not as efficient as it could be, leaving money on the table.

  • These countries the REAL wildcards for oil: Expert Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 9:13 AM ET
    A pump jack operates at an oil well in Williston, N.D., Feb. 15, 2015.

    Despite the meltdown in oil, prices are more likely to rise than to fall further because of political instability, an industry consultant tells CNBC.

  • Why OPEC is dead Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 3:32 PM ET
    Oil Iraq OPEC

    With oil's price collapse, we can now declare that OPEC's reign as king of the market is over.

  • McClendon seeks cash for next big venture   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    McClendon seeks cash for next big venture

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Aubrey McClendon of American Energy Partners is at it again, raising money for new drilling investments but there are a number of headwinds.

  • March 2- Onshore and offshore driller Nabors Industries Ltd reported a quarterly loss, hurt by lower drilling activity amid a slump in global crude prices. The company posted a net loss of $891.1 million, or $3.08 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a profit of $150.6 million, or 50 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 11.1 percent to...

  • March 2- Onshore and offshore driller Nabors Industries Ltd swung to a quarterly loss, hurt by a fall in drilling activity amid a slump in global crude prices. Nabors recorded charges of about $1.2 billion in the quarter related to its pending deal with C&J Energy Services Inc and the "current industry downturn." Nabors posted a net loss of $891.1 million, or $3.08...

  • Feb 27- Offshore driller Nabors Industries Ltd swung to a quarterly loss, hurt by a fall in drilling activity amid a slump in global crude prices. Nabors recorded charges of about $1.2 billion in the quarter related to its pending deal with C&J Energy Services Inc and the "current industry downturn." Nabors posted a net loss of $891.1 million, or $3.08 per share, in the...

  • Feb 27- Offshore driller Nabors Industries Ltd reported a quarterly loss, hurt by lower drilling activity amid a slump in global crude prices. The company posted a net loss of $891.1 million, or $3.08 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a profit of $150.6 million, or 50 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 11.1 percent to $1.79 billion.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1600 GMT / 11:00 a.m. ET Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON- U.S. economic growth brakes more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter as businesses slow their pace of stock accumulation and the trade deficit widens, but the underlying fundamentals remain solid. CHICAGO- Moody's Investors Service cuts Chicago's already-weak credit rating one notch to Baa2, citing the city's growing costs...

  • Feb 27- Contract driller Rowan Cos Plc wrote down the value of 12 of its oldest jack-up rigs by $438.4 million, joining rivals such as Transocean Ltd in recording big asset impairment charges. Rowan swung to a quarterly loss on the impairment charge, although the company's revenue rose 41 percent to $556.2 million due to two ultra-deepwater rigs coming into...

  • Harold Hamm: Saudis view US oil as economic threat Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:28 AM ET
    Harold Hamm

    Oilman Harold Hamm says the Saudi hard line on production has turned the Russian "ruble into rubble" while also squeezing U.S. producers.