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  • Oil and gas fields in Tripoli, Libya

    A Libyan official says five foreign oil and gas companies have returned to Libya to resuscitate production choked off by civil war and sanctions.

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    Libya may only be the world’s 17th largest producer, but its oil is of a quality and grade that makes it invaluable to the larger market, says blogger John Kilduff.

  • Libyan rebel fighters gather on the outskirts of Ajdabiya prior to a failed attempt to take the town from Mforces.

    Post-Gaddafi Libya could begin pumping oil in the next few months, as rebels secured oil infrastructure around Tripoli and edged closer to taking complete control of the country. However, oil markets are shifting their attention to concerns that the US might undertake further fiscal stimulus.

  • Oil Pushes Higher

    Discussing the impact the situation in Libya is having on oil prices, with the Fast Money team.

  • Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

    The Obama administration wants to ensure that members of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s government cannot touch Libyan assets before ending a freeze on them.

  • Lybian rebels deploy for a second day on several kilometres from the key city of Ajdabiya to try to attack government forces that have encircled the town on March 22, 2011.

    Oil companies are understood to be preparing to move back into the North African country, which used to pump 1.6 million barrels per day before the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's government began six months ago.

  • Oil Trade Post Gaddafi ?

    Dennis Garmtan, of the Gartman Letter, shares his perspective on oil and gold as the situation in Libya unfolds.

  • Hunting Gaddafi's Money

    While rebels in Libya take control of much of Tripoli, the U.S. Treasury has seized $30 billion dollars of Gaddafi's money. CNBC's Eamon Javers is hot on the money trail of the Libyan leader.

  • Commodities Tomorrow

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • As Saudi Arabia continues to grow rapidly, the dilemma of sufficiently meeting domestic and international crude oil demand becomes one that would lend credence to believers in higher prices down the line, experts and analysts told CNBC. 

  • Commodities Tomorrow

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Bahrain skyline

    Bahrain began its highly-anticipated National Dialogue this week in an effort to restore confidence both domestically and internationally that the Kingdom is committed to working through issues that sparked unrest within its borders in mid-February.

  • Diamonds

    The Arab Spring helped boost diamond prices as the region's wealthy individuals moved their cash from stocks and bonds to safe haven investments and tangible assets , a London-based fund manager told CNBC Tuesday.

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    The release of an emergency supply of oil to the market has received a mixed response from experts, with some arguing that the high oil prices seen in recent months have held back economic recovery while others say it reflects a political struggle.

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    Kevin Book: SPR Decision Is a Message to OPEC and Speculators

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    While oil has fallen sharply since May, gasoline is down just about 10 percent and it is not likely to drop below $3 any time soon.

  • Allen Stanford

    The court-appointed receiver who is recovering assets for investors in Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme is demanding that Libya's sovereign wealth funds return millions of dollars they somehow managed to withdraw just before the firm blew up in 2009, CNBC has learned.

  • As oil drops to its lowest price in four months, a former president of Shell USA Operations cautions that this decrease is the "pause that refreshes" and that oil will increase again due to a pick up in demand and an insufficient supply to meet it.

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    A plan that would have tapped into the strategic petroleum reserves was one of many idea President Obama has considered to bring down the price of oil, Energy Secretary Steven Chu told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs gave a paid internship to a top Libyan official’s relative while the bank was carrying out lossmaking trades on behalf of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, the Financial Times has learnt.