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  • *Coast Guard stretches shipping cutoff to midnight from 6 p.m.; to resume at daylight. On Tuesday, when both inbound and outbound traffic resumed, the Coast Guard stopped movement at about 6 p.m. CDT to limit the spread of fuel oil floating in Galveston Bay.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Between nine and 18 barrels of oil spilled into Lake Michigan from BP Plc's Whiting refinery in Indiana after a malfunction on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed on Wednesday. The amount of oil spilled is based on an initial visual estimate and may change, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Between 9 and 18 barrels of oil spilled into Lake Michigan from BP Plc's Whiting refinery in Indiana after a malfunction on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed on Wednesday. About 5,000 square yards of water was coated in an oily sheen and oil slicks could be seen on the shore and rocks, BP said in its initial report to the EPA.

  • US COAST GUARD SAYS 9-18 BARRELS OF OIL SPILLED INTO LAKE MICHIGAN AFTER BP REFINERY LEAK ON MONDAY.

  • BP spill contained     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    BP says a malfunction at its Whiting refinery in Indiana let crude oil into Lake Michigan, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • HOUSTON, March 26- More ships were waiting on Wednesday morning to sail through the Houston Ship Channel as the cleanup of a Saturday fuel oil spill in Galveston Bay continued, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

  • LONDON, March 26- Brent crude oil rose above $107 per barrel on Wednesday as a disruption in supply from Nigeria and Libya supported prices, while promising data from top consumer the United States also boosted investor sentiment. Brent for May delivery rose 25 cents to $107.24 by 0907 GMT, after closing up 18 cents in the previous session.

  • SINGAPORE, March 26- Brent crude futures rose above $107 per barrel on Wednesday amid a disruption in supply from Nigeria and Libya, while promising data from top consumer United States also supported prices. Brent crude for May delivery rose 19 cents to $107.18 by 0600 GMT, after closing up 18 cents in the previous session.

  • Brent rises above $107 on supply concerns, strong US data Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:08 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, March 26- Brent crude futures rose above $107 per barrel on Wednesday amid a disruption in supply from Nigeria and Libya, while promising data from top consumer United States also supported prices. Brent crude for May delivery rose 21 cents to $107.20 by 0459 GMT, after closing up 18 cents in the previous session.

  • HOUSTON, March 25- The Houston Ship Channel, a critical waterway for oil shipments, gradually reopened on Tuesday after a four-day closure that forced at least one big refiner to cut output and caused a backlog of more than 100 vessels.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- More than a dozen tankers carrying some 9 million barrels of crude should soon begin moving into the Port of Houston after officials began to gradually reopen a key waterway that was shut for four days.

  • The Channel, which shut on Saturday due to an oil spill, has re-opened for all outbound ship traffic while the Intercoastal Waterway also has opened to eastbound traffic, but not westbound, the Coast Guard said around midday on Tuesday.

  • HOUSTON, March 25- The Houston Ship Channel, a waterway for carrying more than one-tenth of U.S. oil refining capacity, opened on Tuesday to limited barge traffic after being shut for three days following an oil spill, the Coast Guard said.

  • UPDATE 1-Oil spills into Lake Michigan from BP refinery Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    March 25- Oil leaked from BP Plc's Whiting oil refinery in Indiana into Lake Michigan after a mechanical glitch on Monday afternoon, the company and local officials said on Tuesday.

  • The Coast Guard said planes were to begin flying after sunrise across Galveston Bay to determine the location of 4,000 barrels, or 168,000 gallons, of heavy fuel oil spilled after a Kirby Inland Marine oil barge and a cargo ship collided on Saturday.

  • The Coast Guard said planes were to begin flying after sunrise across Galveston Bay to determine the location of 4,000 barrels, or 168,000 gallons, of heavy fuel oil spilled after a Kirby Inland Marine oil barge and a cargo ship collided on Saturday.

  • *Supply concerns stemming from Ukraine crisis check losses. SINGAPORE March 25- Brent crude fell towards $106.50 per barrel on Tuesday, dropping for a second straight session on disappointing manufacturing numbers from the world's biggest oil consuming nations, although supply concerns stemming from the Ukraine crisis checked losses.

  • *Supply concerns stemming from Ukraine crisis check losses. SINGAPORE March 25- Brent crude fell towards $106.50 per barrel on Tuesday, dropping for a second straight session on disappointing manufacturing numbers from the world's biggest oil consuming nations, although supply concerns stemming from the Ukraine crisis checked losses.

  • *Coast Guard says will re-open channel' as soon as we can'. TEXAS CITY, Texas March 24- The closure of the vital Houston Ship Channel looked set to extend to a fourth day after the Coast Guard struggled to finish cleaning up after an oil barge spill on Monday, threatening to force deeper production cuts at local refiners.

  • *Coast Guard says will re-open channel' as soon as we can'. "We will begin the process of a tapered... not a floodgate resumption of marine traffic," Captain Brian Penoyer, commander of U.S. Coast Guard sector Houston- Galveston and captain of the Port of Houston, told reporters on Monday.