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  • HOUSTON, June 29- Petty legal filings. Oilfield services provider Nabors Industries Ltd, for example, counted non-votes from brokers as votes against the proposal. Shale oil company Pioneer Natural Resources Co filed a last-minute counterproposal calling for a higher ownership threshold of 5 percent, which institutional investors say is much harder to...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., June 5- Oil executives in North Dakota, a center of the U.S. shale revolution, say OPEC made a questionable bet when it decided on Friday to stick with a policy that aims to push higher cost American producers out of the market by keeping output high. "High commodity prices hide a lot of inefficiencies in the system," said Tommy Nusz, chief executive of...

  • The U.S. oil fracker's dilemma: crouch or pounce? Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    HOUSTON, June 1- U.S. shale oil producers, having weathered the worst price plunge in their industry's brief history, now face a dilemma: whether to stay in a defensive crouch after slashing their rig fleets, or start drilling more wells to capture a partial recovery in prices. The June 5 meeting of U.S. rivals in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Top U.S. hedge fund managers made contrasting bets on energy companies in the first quarter, with Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn sticking with names pummeled by falling oil prices, while Hayman Capital's Kyle Bass bet on frackers, regulatory filings showed on Friday. Einhorn's $11 billion Greenlight Capital increased its stake in Consol...

  • They came from companies as large as Occidental Petroleum, which pumped nearly 200,000 bpd or over 2 percent of U.S. crude in the first quarter, and as small as Carrizo Oil& Gas Inc., which produced about a tenth as much. Bellwether shale firms including EOG Resources and Whiting Petroleum Corp maintained production forecasts from earlier this year, sticking to...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., May 4- Oil and natural gas producer EOG Resources Inc plans to begin fracking hundreds of wells in North Dakota and Texas later this year if oil prices stabilize around $65 per barrel, executives said on Monday after reporting a better-than-expected adjusted profit. Whiting Petroleum Corp said last week it would add drilling rigs to its...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., May 4- Oil and natural gas producer EOG Resources Inc posted a better-than-expected adjusted profit on Monday as hedges and cost cuts helped offset low oil prices. It was the continuation of a theme for U.S. shale oil producers, including Whiting Petroleum Corp and Hess Corp, who have aggressively curtailed spending and relied in varying degrees...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., April 30- Whiting Petroleum Corp, the top oil producer in North Dakota, plans to keep 11 drilling rigs operating through 2016, though it would add "a couple of rigs" if crude prices rise to $70 a barrel, its chief executive said on Thursday. Hess Corp, for example, does not plan to add any rigs this year, while Pioneer Natural Resources Co told Reuters last...

  • Bulls sniffing out an S&P breakout Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.

  • 7 indebted oil stocks made for energy risk-takers Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Workers stand on a blowout preventer while working on the site of an oil well near Sidney, Montana.

    The crash in oil prices stresses energy balance sheets. Here are 7 big oil companies with high bankruptcy risk based on the Altman Z-score.

  • The assumption is that oil firms will finish work on those wells, known as "ducks" in the industry jargon, once oil prices recover further and North Dakota activates its tax relief in response to a long market slump. "You know you have an 800- pound gorilla that is potentially going to come after you if the price goes up," Jackson Hockley, an analyst at wealth manager...

  • Prepare for a 'messy' year-end for oil: Citi Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 9:19 AM ET

    The price of oil could come under serious pressure towards the end of the year if a recent bounce back in prices holds for the next few months, a closely-watched oil analyst has warned.

  • Energy investors, beware ‘the great cram-down’ Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 5:05 PM ET
    A floor hand works on an oil rig in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    After Shell's BG deal, investors might be tempted to chase the next potential energy takeout. Here's why that could be a big mistake.

  • HOUSTON, April 8- Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion agreement to buy BG Group Plc may be just the signal that other dealmakers need to make their own energy takeover bets, particularly in the U.S. shale sector. "Things may be changing," said Rich Eychner, an equity research associate at Raymond James in Houston. There are literally dozens of shale oil and gas...

  • These could be the next energy buyers and sellers Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    Exxon could make a deal soon, and targets for oil majors range from U.S. shale producers to distressed mining and resources firms, analysts tell CNBC.

  • With the price of crude plumbing lows not seen since 2009, Royal Dutch Shell, Whiting Petroleum Corp and many others are turning to rocket fuel, Big Data, lasers, spectrometers and other new or revamped technologies to do more for less. Baker Hughes Inc saw more client inquiries about products that increase efficiency of existing wells in the first three months...

  • Cramer: Yemen unrest impacts oil like never before Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    People watch as a vehicle that belonged to Shi'ite Muslim rebels burns during clashes in Aden, Yemen, March 26, 2015.

    Jim Cramer sees that Saudi Arabia's launch of military operations in Yemen will have a different impact on oil prices.

  • *Google up as CFO to move from Morgan Stanley. *Whiting Petroleum shares tumble after share, note offering. NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. stocks fell for a second straight session on Tuesday, with equities maintaining a tight range that corresponded with currency fluctuations as traders focused on the dollar's strength and its possible effect on corporate earnings.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St drifts lower; Google buoys Nasdaq Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:18 PM ET

    *Google up as CFO to move from Morgan Stanley. Declines on the Nasdaq were held in check by a boost from Google, up 2.3 percent to $578.24. Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer is leaving the bank to join Google.

  • *Google up as CFO to move from Morgan Stanley. The Nasdaq outperformed other major indexes, boosted by a 2.6 percent gain in Google shares to $579.94. Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer is leaving the bank to join Google.