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  • *Iran nuclear deal by Tuesday could bring more oil to market. NEW YORK, March 30- Oil prices fell for the second straight session on Monday as Iran and six world powers negotiated a deal for Tehran's nuclear program that could end Western sanctions, allowing the OPEC member to ship more crude into an already flooded market. "We're likely to stay jittery through the...

  • INTERVIEW-Iraq oil minister sees $70 crude by end 2015 Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 3:33 PM ET

    BAGHDAD, March 26- Iraq's Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mehdi predicted world oil prices could reach $70 a barrel by the end of 2015 and played down the impact of the emerging conflict in Yemen on prices. A global slump in oil prices has slashed government revenue in Iraq, prompting the OPEC producer to renegotiate contracts with oil majors as it faces a costly military...

  • DUBAI, March 26- Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia and Gulf OPEC ally Kuwait will beef up security around their oil facilities, they said on Thursday, after they and other Arab allies began a military operation in Yemen. Oil prices rallied on Thursday after the air strikes in Yemen, on the borders of Saudi Arabia, sparking fears of a wider Middle East conflict that could...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Geopolitical issues back on the table

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Crude settles up 3.6% on weak dollar, Yemen conflict Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Oil gas Russia

    WTI settled 3.6 percent up at $49.21 a barrel on Wednesday on a weaker dollar, fighting in Yemen and speculative buying.

  • Is this signaling inflation is on the way? Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:03 AM ET

    A sudden turn higher by a diverse group of commodities could be an early warning that inflation is about to re-emerge.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Seesaw day, WTI headed lower?

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Oil may be headed the way of dinosaurs: Insana Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:46 AM ET
    Dinosaur

    Is oil headed to $100? $30? It may not matter, says Ron Insana. It could be headed the way of the dinosaurs.

  • RIYADH, March 24- Stronger-than-expected global oil demand should help support crude prices at around $55- $60 a barrel in the next two months despite some signs of a growing glut in the United States, a senior Gulf OPEC delegate told Reuters on Tuesday. Low oil prices may have encouraged demand to pick up particularly in the United States but also in Asia, the Gulf...

  • Why Gulf should be more worried about Yemen than oil Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:02 AM ET
    Houthi rebel fighters patrol a road in Sanaa January 23, 2015.

    Civil strife and terrorism in Yemen could pose a greater threat to the Gulf countries of the Middle East than tumbling oil prices, a major bank said.

  • *China factory activity contracts- HSBC/ Markit. LONDON, March 24- Brent crude oil held below $56 a barrel on Tuesday on signs of slowing growth in China and as Saudi Arabia said its production was close to an all-time high. The Chinese data followed comments from OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia that it is pumping around 10 million barrels of crude per day, close to an...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- Tumult in Libya, U.S. rig counts, production plans of the oil exporting cartel and a pact on nuclear relations with Iran can all affect crude supply and demand, but oil traders have kept an equally close watch on retail investors in recent weeks. Right now, the U.S. Oil Fund, one of the best-known of these products, holds about 60,000 crude oil futures...

  • Expect Russian spoiler in Iran nuke talks: Critic Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:13 PM ET
    Bill Browder, Hermitage Capital Management

    Here's why Russia will likely try to spoil an Iran nuclear deal, a critic of the Russian government told CNBC Monday.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Fundamentals bearish in oil patch

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • US drillers scrambling to thwart OPEC threat Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 2:01 PM ET
    Floor hands work on an oil rig in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    Companies are working to keep U.S. oil competitive with much lower-cost oil flowing out of the Middle East, Russia and elsewhere.

  • *Schlumberger sees higher oil prices in second half of 2015. NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. crude oil climbed above $47 a barrel on Monday as a declining dollar offset global oversupply concerns stemming from an announcement by Saudi Arabia that it was pumping around 10 million barrels per day, near a record high. Houston- based Schlumberger Ltd, the world's top oilfield...

  • 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...

  • *Wants non- OPEC cooperation on any output cuts. Saudi Arabia has stood firm on output, saying it would only consider cutting it if other producers outside OPEC also joined. Analysts at Barclays forecast on Monday that if OPEC production held near current levels of near 30 million bpd, the market surplus would expand from 900,000 bpd to 1.3 million bpd.

  • *wants non- OPEC cooperation on any output cuts. Saudi Arabia has stood firm on output, saying it would only consider cutting it if other producers outside OPEC also joined. Analysts at Barclays forecast on Monday that if OPEC production held near current levels of near 30 million bpd, the market surplus would expand from 900,000 bpd to 1.3 million bpd.

  • OPEC won't bear burden of boosting oil price: Naimi Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:07 AM ET
    Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi speaks to journalists ahead of the166th ordinary meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria on November 27, 2014.

    OPEC will not take sole responsibility for propping up the oil price, Saudi Arabia's oil minister said.