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Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
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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.
CALGARY, Alberta, July 25- Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada's Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in sea ice and potentially spread more than 1,000 kilometres to the west coast of Alaska, a World Wildlife Fund study showed on Friday. The remote Beaufort Sea is a section of the Arctic Ocean that spans the Canada- U.S. border.
Even as U.S. shale companies pursue mergers, analysts don't expect them to become echoes of Big Oil deals that eventually fell flat.
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-BP obtained a 19.75 percent stake in the Kremlin-controlled company as part of a deal that saw the British firm sell Rosneft its stake in the Anglo-Russian oil producer TNK-BP for $55 billion last year. BP's head Robert Dudley, a U.S. citizen, sits on Rosneft's board.
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