Oil and Gas Drilling Commodity Market Trades, Charts


  • Oil prices languished near three-week lows on Tuesday, as worries about Europe's debt crisis fueled fears about the demand outlook for oil. But one analyst believes oil prices are headed higher, with markets already pricing in the worst case for the global economy.

  • Options Betting on an Oil Pop for McMoRan? Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 7:24 AM ET

    McMoRan Exploration saw heavy option activity last month and yesterday drew more upside buyers.

  • Gauging the Economic Environment     Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    Weighing in on why the number of offshore drilling rigs have moved outside of the Gulf, significantly decreasing jobs, with James Tisch, Loews president/CEO.

  • Now Hiring: America's New Boomtown     Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 2:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on a place where McDonald's pays $15 an hour and trucking jobs pay six-figures.

  • Oil's Slick Decline     Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 7:41 AM ET

    When energy prices reach 17% of GDP we almost always see a recession. Discussing the decline in crude oil and where gasoline prices are headed, with Joe Petrowski, The Cumberland Gulf Group CEO.

  • Shell CEO: China Shale Gas a Big Opportunity Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 8:46 AM ET
    Peter Voser, the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell speaking to Christine Tan of CNBC Asia.

    By some estimates, shale gas reserves in China could be bigger than those in the U.S. and Royal Dutch Shell hopes to be a major player in the market.

  • An increase in summer driving, particularly in the northeastern U.S., provided "a nice pickup in demand" for gas prices, Gulf Oil CEO Joe Petrowski told CNBC Monday.

  • Big Options Player Loves This Oil Services Stock Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs noted yesterday (Wednesday) that the energy sector has been outperforming in the last week, and the investment bank is looking for that trend to continue.

  • Oil Tops SPR Release     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 5:41 PM ET

    SPR release achieved US government's goal of lowering gas prices, says David Greenberg, Greenberg Capital.

  • Shell Shares Its Principles     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 4:35 PM ET

    Marvin Odum, Shell Oil president, shares his views on taxing the rich, the future of crude prices, and the politics of drilling oil.

  • Halftime: Citigroup Analyst’s About Face on Google Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 2:12 PM ET

    Find out why the analyst who was once one of the biggest Google bulls is now cautious about the search engine.

  • Oil Prices Surge Higher     Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 7:45 PM ET

    Oil prices rose 2% or more than $2 today to close at 94.77 per barrel, with John Kilduff, Again Capital.

  • Gas Bubble Surfacing?     Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 8:02 AM ET

    Will natural gas trading create the next commodity rush? A look at deep well speculation and the enormous risks involved, with Ian Urbina, New York Times reporter.

  • Opec Breakdown Points to Power Shift in Cartel Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 10:35 PM ET

    The “old” politics of Opec, which split the cartel and marred its influence in the oil market of the 1990s, have made an unexpected return after a decade-long absence. The FT reports.

  • Saudis Raise Oil Production to Curb Prices Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 9:11 PM ET

    Saudi Arabia has been quietly increasing its crude oil production ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of the Opec oil cartel, in a sign that Riyadh is trying to bring oil prices down to more comfortable levels for consumers in the US, Europe and China. The FT reports.

  • Shale Oil Prospects Shine     Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 1:36 PM ET

    Discussing which companies will benefit most from shale oil drilling, with Daniel Dicker, TheStreet.com senior contributor.

  • Oil Services Pushback Coming?     Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 10:41 AM ET

    Stephen Gengaro, Jefferies, discusses whether oil services are making a comeback.

  • We're Fueling Terrorism by Paying OPEC: Pickens Friday, 27 May 2011 | 10:59 AM ET

    T. Boone Pickens sees companies exporting natural gas and importing oil from OPEC, saying, "We’re gonna go down as the dumbest crowd in history that’s ever come to town."

  • Is the Time Right to Speculate on Hyperdynamics? Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 6:48 PM ET

    To find out, Cramer chats with CEO Ray Leonard.

  • Brent Crude Will Hit $130: Goldman Sachs Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 9:58 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs has called a bottom to the correction in commodity markets, advising clients to buy oil, copper and zinc after a 9 per cent price fall since the start of May.