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  • Oil may fall again … but buy energy stocks? Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    A worker checks the valve of an oil pipe at an oil field near the village of Nikolo-Berezovka, Russia.

    Oil's recovery may be short-lived, but some analysts believe now is the time to get back into energy stocks.

  • Oil prices steady as Japan emerges from recession Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 9:16 PM ET

    *Brent rose above $60 a barrel last week as US rig count fell. SINGAPORE, Feb 16- Oil prices were steady on Monday, with traders saying the recent upward momentum was continuing as Japan emerged from recession and after U.S. oil drilling fell. Japan's economy rebounded from recession in the final quarter, and although the data was weaker than expected, the return to...

  • Is it time to get back into energy bonds? Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 10:24 PM ET

    Energy bonds took a hit from fears low oil prices would spur a surge in defaults, but most issuers should stay resilient, Goldman Sachs said.

  • The hidden factor that may slash US oil output Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 2:19 PM ET
    An oil well owned an operated by Apache Corporation in the Permian Basin is shown in Garden City, Texas, Feb. 5, 2015.

    The life cycle of U.S. shale oil wells could put a question mark over American output and price stability.

  • US needs to try harder to win the oil war: Insana Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    A worker walks at the Nahr Bin Umar field, Iraq.

    OPEC is claiming victory in the latest oil war. Here's what the US needs to do, says Ron Insana.

  • Top oil analyst: The worst is yet to come Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    An oil well owned an operated by Apache Corporation in the Permian Basin is shown in Garden City, Texas, Feb. 5, 2015.

    Oil prices will get a heck of a lot worse before they get better, a top industry analyst said on Tuesday.

  • Halliburton to cut up to 8% of jobs as oil falls Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 2:57 PM ET
    Halliburton oil fracking

    Halliburton will layoff between 6.5 and 8 percent of its global staff, the oil field services company said Tuesday.

  • IEA: Shale is a game-changer   Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    IEA: Shale is a game-changer

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a warning saying that the oil prices may continue to fall, as crude oil stocks increase. Maria van der Hoeven, executive director at IEA, discusses the findings, saying that the "future market will never be the same" as before.

  • Feb 10- KKR& Co LP on Tuesday reported an 89 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit, much steeper than expected, becoming the latest alternative asset manager to report lower earnings because of plunging oil prices. Peer Apollo Global Management LLC said last week its fourth-quarter profit fell by 79 percent. Adding to its woes was U.S. oil and gas producer Samson...

  • Cheap oil will be good for equities, growth   Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Cheap oil will be good for equities, growth

    Ken Kamen, president at Mercadien Asset Management, talks about the U.S. markets in terms of the low oil price.

  • BEIJING, Feb 8- A deepsea natural gas discovery in the northern part of the South China Sea has certified proven reserves exceeding 100 billion cubic metres, making it one of China's biggest offshore finds, Chinese state television reported. Offshore oil and gas specialist CNOOC Ltd announced the discovery last August after striking high flows of gas in the...

  • The shale stock play your grandmother would love Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Shale analyst Mike Kelly is so confident in his top oil pick that even his grandmother is taking his advice and buying the stock.

  • *Global oil rig count down 261 in Jan- Baker Hughes data. *Coming Up: Baker Hughes weekly rig data for week to Jan. 30 at 12:00 p.m. ET. The worldwide count for oil drilling rigs fell by 261 in January, oil services firm Baker Hughes said.

  • Is this oil rally the real deal? Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 11:33 PM ET
    A worker inspects valves and pipes at an oil gathering station in Russia, January 28, 2015.

    Oil prices have rallied off post-crisis lows, possibly marking the rout's bottom as producers' cutbacks begin pinching supply, some analysts said.

  • Oil: 'Too early' to call a bottom   Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Oil: 'Too early' to call a bottom

    The first half of 2015 will be "good news for consumers" and bad news for oil producers, says Richard Mallinson, geopolitical and oil analyst at Energy Aspects.

  • Hedge funds may be back in oil: Ex-Shell Oil chief Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 9:11 AM ET
    Idled oil well pump jacks sit in the yard at Wood Energy Inc. in Woodlawn, Ill, Jan. 20, 2015.

    Hedge fund buying may be partly behind the recent rebound in battered oil prices, former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister tells CNBC.

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Oil prices surged 8 percent on Friday as the market digested news another 94 rigs previously drilling for oil in the United States had been idled over the previous week. Continental Resources, one of the largest drillers in North Dakota's Bakken shale, promised late last year it would cut the number of rigs it employs by 30 percent by the end of the...

  • Gas prices may double by year's end: Analyst Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    A gas station advertises gasoline for $1.68 a gallon in Dellwood, Mo., Jan. 20, 2015.

    A former top oil executive says the price of gas at the pump could double by year's end, even as consumers are enjoying low prices.

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Feb 1- State oil giant Saudi Aramco has put on hold its deepwater oil and gas exploration and drilling activities in the Red Sea because of high costs as it economizes in an environment of low crude prices, industry sources said on Sunday. The cost of operations in the Red Sea, a new area for Saudi Aramco, was around $1 million per day, said two...

  • Where is global oil money going? To health care Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    A gas flare is seen at an oil well site outside Williston, N.D.

    Oil prices are in the midst of a prolonged slump, squeezing bottom lines everywhere. How do sovereign wealth funds cope?