BP PLC fell$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $48.14. ConocoPhillips rose$. 33 or. 4 percent, to $80.24. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $99.34.
BP PLC fell$. 27 or. 6 percent, to $48.03. ConocoPhillips rose$. 36 or. 5 percent, to $80.27. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $99.32.
BENGHAZI, Libya, Aug 20- Libya has restarted oil exports from its biggest port for the first time since the end of a year-long blockade, a boost to the central government which is struggling with a wave of clashes in the capital. A tanker has docked at Es Sider and begun loading 600,000 barrels of oil, said Mohamed El Harari, spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp.
JUNEAU, Alaska, Aug 20- Alaska voters looked on track to narrowly uphold a new law that cuts taxes on oil production and is worth up to $1 billion a year to companies such as ConocoPhillips, BP Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp..
BP PLC rose$. 40 or. 8 percent, to $48.30. ConocoPhillips rose$. 57 or. 7 percent, to $79.91. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 03 or percent, to $99.49.
BP PLC rose$. 37 or. 8 percent, to $48.27. ConocoPhillips rose$. 76 or 1.0 percent, to $80.10. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $99.61.
NEW YORK, Aug 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc disclosed a new $366 million stake in cable TV operator Charter Communications Inc and pared its holdings in two other pay-TV companies, part of a flurry of changes in its stock investments during the second quarter. DirecTV is awaiting regulatory approval to sell itself to AT&T for $48.5 billion.
HONG KONG, Aug 14- Petrovietnam has bid for a stake in Murphy Oil Corp's Malaysian oil and gas assets, challenging other suitors including Mitsubishi Corp and Indian state oil companies, a person with direct knowledge of the plan said. Murphy Oil and other U.S. oil companies are reducing overseas holdings as oil and gas exploration prospects improve at home.
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MENE GRANDE, Venezuela, Aug 5- Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA will sell North American unit Citgo Petroleum if it receives a good offer, Petroleum Minister Rafael Ramirez told reporters on Tuesday in what would be its biggest pullback ever from the U.S. refining market.
Chevron reported second-quarter earnings on Thursday that beat Wall Street's expectations.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
ExxonMobil reported a stronger-than-expected profit on Thursday as higher prices for its crude and natural gas offset a 6 percent drop in production.
U.S. stock-index futures ticked lower on Thursday, as investors awaited a blast of earnings and the usual weekly jobless figures.
July 31- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil and gas company, on Thursday reported a quarterly profit that just beat Wall Street expectations, helped by an increase in oil and gas production. Income in the second quarter totaled $2.08 billion, or $1.67 per share, compared with $2.05 billion, or $1.65 per share in the year-ago period.
*80 shale wells to have been drilled by late 2014. WARSAW, July 31- Poland is seeing less exploratory drilling for shale gas than expected, environment minister Maciej Grabowski told Reuters, dealing a setback to the country's efforts to find a cheap alternative to the natural gas it imports from Russia.
July 30- Cenovus Energy Inc, Canada's No.2 independent oil producer, said its second-quarter profit more than tripled, helped by increased production at its Christina Lake oil sands project in northern Alberta.
The Bakken, Eagle Ford and Permian Basin are generating more than a million barrels of oil per day each, a third of U.S. daily production.
A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.