Oil and Gas Drilling Commodity Market Trades, Charts


  • Fear of Refining Issues Light Up Gasoline Futures Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 4:52 PM ET
    An oil refinery in Elizabeth, N.J. is shown in this aerial photo of Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007. Oil prices extended their rise above $78 a barrel Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 after finishing at a record close the previous session as a production increase from OPEC failed to calm market concerns about the availability of supplies for winter in the Northern Hemisphere. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Concerns about shrinking refining industry capacity put a fire under gasoline futures Friday, after news reports that a major east coast refinery shut down for repairs.

  • Shell CEO: Asia to Drive Natural Gas Demand Over Oil Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 6:09 AM ET

    Despite natural gas prices falling to near 10-year lows last week, Shell's CEO Peter Voser says demand for gas will be much higher than oil in the long term with the Asia-Pacific region driving the sector's growth.

  • Gold Soars After Fed Decision Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 2:17 PM ET

    Gold prices surged $50 to settle above $1700 an ounce in the final hour of the open outcry session at the NYMEX, after the Federal Reserve said it will not raise rates until late 2014.

  • Production Shut-Ins Fuel Nat Gas Spike Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 12:59 PM ET
    A hydraulic fracturing site

    Natural gas futures surged 8 percent after Conoco Phillips spacer said Wednesday its shutting down 100 million cubic feet per day of production in 2012 due to lower prices.

  • Check out how commodities are trading in Tuesday's trade:

  • Schlumberger's Chairman Drilling for Profits     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer discusses the poor performance of oil services companies and drillers, and the outlook for the sector, with Andrew Gould, Schlumberger chairman.

  • Oil Tumbles as Iran Premium Fades Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 12:34 PM ET
    View of Iran's oil industry installations in Mahshahr, Khuzestan province, southern Iran.

    Oil has fallen below $99 a barrel on reports that "major powers" are expected to issue a statement Friday on the possibility of resuming nuclear talks with Iran.

  • Refinery Closure Fueling Gasoline Rally Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Gasoline futures are rallying on yet another refinery closure.

  • Commodity Rally Underway Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 10:41 AM ET
    Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    Here are the commodities on the move Tuesday morning.

  • Eye on Commodities Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 10:56 AM ET

    What's moving in commodities in Monday’s trade:

  • SandRidge Energy CEO Tom Ward on Joint Venture Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 7:42 PM ET

    The top executive dishes on the company’s billion dollar deal with a subsidiary of Repsol.

  • What's Moving Oil Now?     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    Insight on oil prices, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy; Fadel Gheit, Oppenheimer & Co.; and CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Iran Oil Tension Boosts Prices: The New Libya? Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 11:19 AM ET

    Traders say Iran is the new Libya. Just as civil war in Libya caused crude oil prices to spike to near $115 a barrel in 2011, escalating tensions between the Iran and the West could cause oil prices to reach those levels again early this year.

  • $1B Investment for Sandridge Energy     Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 2:31 PM ET

    Why did SandRidge make such a huge deal in a joint venture with Spanish oil giant, Repsol? Tom Ward, SandRidge Energy chairman/CEO weighs in.

  • No Huddle Offense: Drillers & Oil     Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts on why the energy sector, especially drillers and oil, is the play to make.

  • Demand Destruction in the Nat Gas Sector?     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 5:40 PM ET

    Will fracking have a bearish impact on natural gas prices or is supply destruction keeping prices down? Stephen Schork, The Schork Report, weighs in, with the Fast Money traders.

  • COP: Drill, Baby, Drill in Alaska     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 7:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports ConocoPhillips was issued a permit to develop the first commercial oil well in Alaska; 13 thousand gallons of synthetic drilling fluid has leaked from a Shell rig in the Gulf of Mexico; the ITC has banned the imports of HTC handsets; and Swedish car maker, Saab has declared bankruptcy.

  • Drilling for Profits     Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 4:44 PM ET

    John Schiller, Energy XXI chairman & CEO, discusses Wednesday's lease sale for spots in the Gulf of Mexico and whether his company will continue to acquire of properties in the future.

  • Let the Drilling Begin!     Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 1:09 PM ET

    The Federal government's lease auction for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is a big money maker for Uncle Sam, and oil and gas companies. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the auction action from the Superdome in New Orleans.

  • Off Shore Auction Action     Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 10:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers on the first Federal government auction of oil and gas leases since last year's oil spill in the gulf.