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  • March 21- A stretch of North Dakota highway closed by months of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline was to re-open on Tuesday, law enforcement officials said, a day after the pipeline operator said oil could move through it soon. Traffic would be allowed on Highway 1806 from Fort Rice, south of Mandan in the state's southwest, to the Cannonball Bridge near...

  • March 21- STORY: U.S. stocks gave up early. MARK KEPNER, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT THEMIS TRADING IN CHATHAM, NEW JERSEY:. Oil is weak and thats becoming more of a focus for the market since it broke $50.

  • NEW YORK, March 16- Calumet Specialty Products Partners has retained advisors for a potential sale of its refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, according to two people familiar with the matter. Still, a deal could fetch as much as $500 million, according to one of the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity as the talks are private. The refinery's location, which...

  • The ruling, issued in court documents ahead of plans to start pumping oil through the pipeline next week, follows months of demonstrations in a remote part of North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe demonstrated in an attempt to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing upstream from their reservation. Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court...

  • NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. shale oil production in April was set for its biggest monthly increase since October as output in the Permian Basin, America's fastest growing shale oil region, was expected to hit another record high, government data showed on Monday. Oil production in the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, the largest U.S. shale oil field, was set to rise...

  • Pipeline drama dates way, way back

    Pipeline protests at Standing Rock are rooted in a 200 year-old legal battle.

  • *OPEC's willingness to extend production cuts in doubt. NEW YORK, March 10- Oil skidded again on Friday, pushing prices to three-month lows as investors continued to flee bullish positions on worries that OPEC- led production cuts have not yet reduced a global glut of crude. U.S. crude settled down 79 cents, or 1.6 percent, to $48.49 a barrel, while Brent crude ended...

  • *OPEC's willingness to extend production cuts in doubt. NEW YORK, March 10- Oil skidded again on Friday, pushing prices to three-month lows as investors continued to flee bullish positions on worries that OPEC- led production cuts have not yet reduced a global glut of crude. U.S. crude fell 84 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $48.44 a barrel, as of 1:22 p.m. ET.

  • March 10- U.S. drillers added oil rigs for an eighth week in a row to the most since September 2015, extending a ten-month recovery as energy companies boost spending to take advantage of a recovery in crude prices since OPEC agreed to cut production late last year. "We will not see the impact of this week's crude price collapse for another couple of months," James...

  • NEW YORK, March 10 (Reuters)- Oil prices fell for a third day on Friday, extending a selloff on heightened worries that OPEC- led production cuts have not yet reduced a global glut of crude. Senior Saudi officials told U.S. oil firms in a closed-door meeting they should not assume OPEC would extend output curbs to offset rising production from U.S. shale fields,...

  • *U.S. crude oil dropped below $50 on Thursday. LONDON, March 10- Oil prices steadied on Friday after dropping to their lowest in more than three months, pressured by heavy oversupply despite OPEC- led production cuts. Brent crude oil was down 10 cents at $52.09 a barrel by 1445 GMT, after falling 1.7 percent on Thursday and 5 percent the day before in its biggest...

  • LONDON, March 10- Oil prices recovered a little on Friday after dropping to their lowest in more than three months, pressured by heavy oversupply despite OPEC- led production cuts. Brent crude oil was up 20 cents at $52.39 a barrel by 1320 GMT, after falling 1.7 percent on Thursday and 5 percent the day before in its biggest percentage decline in a year.

  • *OPEC's willingness to extend production cuts in doubt. LONDON, March 10- Oil prices recovered a little on Friday after dropping to their lowest in more than three months, pressured by heavy oversupply despite OPEC- led production cuts. Brent crude oil was up 30 cents at $52.49 a barrel by 1200 GMT, after falling 1.7 percent on Thursday and 5 percent the day before in...

  • *OPEC's willingness to extend production cuts in doubt. LONDON, March 10- Oil prices recovered a little on Friday after dropping to their lowest in more than three months, pressured by heavy oversupply despite OPEC- led production cuts. Brent crude oil was up 35 cents at $52.54 a barrel by 0950 GMT, after falling 1.7 percent on Thursday and 5 percent the day before in...

  • *OPEC's willingness to extend production cuts in doubt. LONDON, March 10- Oil prices recovered a little on Friday after dropping to their lowest in more than three months, pressured by heavy oversupply despite OPEC- led production cuts. Brent crude oil was up 15 cents at $52.34 a barrel by 0900 GMT, after falling 1.7 percent on Thursday and 5 percent the day before in...

  • *U.S. oil dropped below $50 on Thursday. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 17 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $49.45 a barrel at 0746 GMT. It fell below $50 on Thursday for the first since mid-December, when OPEC and other producers agreed to cut output.

  • *U.S. oil dropped below $50 on Thursday. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 37 cents, or 0.8 percent, at $49.65 a barrel at 0604 GMT. It fell below $50 on Thursday for the first since mid-December, when OPEC and other producers agreed to cut output.

  • *U.S. oil dropped below $50 on Thurs. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 40 cents at $49.68 a barrel at 0151 GMT. It fell below $50 on Thursday for the first since mid-December, when OPEC and other producers agreed to cut output.

  • TOKYO, March 10- U.S. crude prices edged up on Friday after dropping below $50 per barrel for the first time since December in the previous session, pressured by concerns that a global supply glut is proving stubbornly persistent. The U.S. contract fell below $50 on Thursday for the first since mid-December, when OPEC producers and a group of other countries...

  • Both benchmarks hit lows not seen since OPEC deal Nov. 30. *Brent at record trading volume, WTI highest since OPEC deal. NEW YORK, March 9- Oil fell about 2 percent on Thursday in heavy trade, extending the previous session's slump to prices not seen since an OPEC- led pact to cut production was agreed, as record U.S. crude inventories fed doubts about the effectiveness of...