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Regulators lay a lighter hand on natural gas than they do on the Keystone pipeline. There's little agreement on why.
Even if Thursday's economic data comes up punk, markets may just write it off to bad weather.
U.S. crude oil rose as freezing weather boosted heating oil demand, while Brent climbed on political tensions in Africa and Venezuela.
Approving the northern leg of the Keystone pipeline is a "no-brainer," said former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister, in a rebuke of the Obama administration.
With more storms coming, traders will be plowing through economic reports for the impact of winter weather on the economy and corporate profits.
Crude prices slipped, pressured by an expected dip in demand during the refinery maintenance season and a rise in U.S. jobless claims.
Oil futures were supported by positive U.S. economic data, a rise in gas futures and strikes at oil ports in France that curbed supplies.
Crude rose as traders took profit on a spread trade with U.S. oil, which itself was supported by record heating oil demand.
The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada has cleared a significant hurdle after the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction.
Crude fell, with Brent falling toward $107 as investors dumped risky assets over worries about weaker emerging market economies.
U.S. crude oil rose nearly $1 after a sizable draw in distillates drove the heating fuel price to its highest so far this year.
TransCanada CEO details the Keystone pipeline opening in Oklahoma.
The southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline started shipping oil on Wednesday, and that's good news for Valero and other oil refiners.
TransCanada CEO Russell Girling discusses the announcement that it will now ship crude oil through the southern portion of its Keystone pipeline, and the state of business.
Crude rose, with Brent oil reversing course from a two-month low, driven higher by demand for heating fuels and rising gasoline prices.
But oilman Harold Hamm tells CNBC he doesn't expect the U.S. to be a net exporter of crude.
U.S. crude oil fell, pressured by expectations that the Federal Reserve could announce a pullback of its bond-buying program.
Oil fell as well-supplied markets and limited demand from European refiners pushed prices lower.
U.S. oil futures turned positive after an update on operations of a key pipeline spurred demand for crude contracts.
Oil was supported by expectations of increased demand after the U.S. jobless rate fell to a five-year low in the world's top oil consumer.