PUNGESTI, Romania, Dec 7- U.S. oil major Chevron halted exploration works for shale gas in eastern Romania for the second time in two months on Saturday after anti-fracking protesters broke through wire mesh fences around the site.» Read More
*China coal lifted by Beijing pledge to support sector. HONG KONG, Nov 28- Hong Kong shares touched their highest in more than 2-1/ 2 years early on Thursday, led by Chinese coal companies after Beijing pledged further support for the sector struggling with overcapacity. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 0.8 percent.
Arch Coal rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.05. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 36 or 1.0 percent, to $35.44. Peabody Energy fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $18.11.
Arch Coal fell$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.01. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $35.16. Peabody Energy fell$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $18.09.
Arch Coal fell$. 04 or 1.0 percent, to $4.00. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 43 or 1.2 percent, to $35.51. Peabody Energy rose$. 11 or. 6 percent, to $18.23.
Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 1.2 percent, to $4.04. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $35.08. Peabody Energy fell$. 26 or 1.4 percent, to $18.12.
Arch Coal fell$. 10 or 2.4 percent, to $3.99. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 12 or. 3 percent, to $34.91. Peabody Energy fell$. 06 or. 3 percent, to $18.32.
Arch Coal fell$. 02 or. 5 percent, to $4.07. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $35.23. Peabody Energy rose$. 22 or 1.2 percent, to $18.60.
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26- Argentina said on Tuesday that a pending deal with Spanish oil major Repsol is aimed at kick-starting shale drilling in the South American country, putting an end to the long stand-off between energy investors and President Cristina Fernandez.
*Coal companies could advance after Macquarie comments. NEW YORK, Nov 26- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday, as investors looked ahead to upcoming economic data to see whether the recent equity rally has been justified. *Wall Street has soared this year, with major indexes hitting repeated all-time highs.
Arch Coal rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.12. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 29 or. 8 percent, to $35.02. Peabody Energy fell$. 07 or. 4 percent, to $18.38.
Arch Coal rose$. 00 or. 1 percent, to $4.11. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 38 or 1.1 percent, to $34.93. Peabody Energy fell$. 11 or. 6 percent, to $18.34.
Arch Coal rose$. 05 or 1.1 percent, to $4.16. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 37 or 1.0 percent, to $34.94. Peabody Energy fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $18.41.
In the case of the deal between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, the interim agreement struck on Sunday allows Iran to retain all the important elements of a nuclear fuel cycle, including uranium enrichment.
GENEVA, Nov 24- Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough deal on Sunday to curb Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in what could be the first sign of an emerging rapprochement between the Islamic state and the West.
WASHINGTON, Nov 23- A deal between Iran and six major powers halts progress on Iran's nuclear program, including its Arak reactor, a senior U.S. official said on Saturday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the deal would neutralize Iran's stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium and calls for instrusive inspections.
*Iran says its "right" to refine uranium must be recognised. GENEVA, Nov 23- Iran said on Saturday it cannot accept any agreement with six major powers that does not recognise what it describes as its right to enrich uranium, a demand the United States and its European allies have repeatedly rejected.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 22- U.S. bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc has put its uranium trading business up for sale, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, the latest sign that Wall Street's most storied commodity trader is paring back parts of the business.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Nov 21 (Reuters- Spot coal prices in Asia have rallied 10.3 percent since the year-low in September, but producers' hopes for an even bigger boost from winter buying may be in vain. The spot price of coal at Australia's Newcastle port, a regional benchmark, reached $84.63 a tonne in the week to Nov. 15, having bottomed at $76.70 in the week to Sept. 6.
*Saudi Arabia sees no need to cut crude production. DUBAI, Nov 20- Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia remains unconcerned by surging U.S. shale output, which threatens to eat into OPEC's market share, and sees no need to cut production to support prices, its deputy oil minister said on Wednesday.
*Almost 30 pct of seaborne coal sold at a loss- Glencore. *Glencore to raise S.African coal production by 55 mln tonnes/year. LONDON, Nov 20- Thermal coal prices will rise in the medium term as current prices force many producers to export at a loss and because booming electricity demand in Asia will drive up the market, said mining major Glencore Xstrata.