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  • Sept 8- Offshore driller Ensco Plc said on Tuesday it would cut an additional 14 percent onshore support jobs to reduce costs amid weak oil and gas prices. Ensco said in February it had cut onshore jobs by 50 percent. Ensco said it now expects to generate a combined savings of $57 million on an annual basis, up from $27 million earlier.

  • ZURICH, Sept 3- A ship built by the CIA for a secret Cold War mission in 1974 to raise a sunken Soviet sub is heading to the scrap yard, a victim of the slide in oil prices. Christened the Hughes Glomar Explorer, after billionaire Howard Hughes was brought in on the CIA's deception, the 619- foot vessel eventually became part of the fleet of ships used by Swiss company...

  • Frackers find way to cope with 'imploding' market Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    A pump jack and surface water at oil well and fracking site in Shafter.

    A type of high-intensity hydraulic fracturing is spreading through the American oil patch, boosting productivity for U.S. drillers.

  • US drillers about to hemorrhage: Schork Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
    Workers with Raven Drilling line up pipe while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    U.S. drillers have been living on the Fed's easy money, but their credit supply is about to run dry, Stephen Schork says.

  • Not so fast. Oil may test $30 again: Trader Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 4:31 PM ET
    Two oil rigs at the Ladeira Heights oil field in Los Angeles.

    U.S. crude capped its best three-day gain in 25 years Monday, but traders may see $30 oil again this year, Anthony Grisanti said.

  • A natural gas production platform.

    Italian energy group Eni said it had discovered potentially one of the world's largest natural-gas fields off the Egyptian coast.

  • Strong logic to Shell-BG deal: Fund manager Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    Strong logic to Shell-BG deal: Fund manager

    Jessica Ground, U.K. equities fund manager for Schroders, talks about the merger between Shell and BG, and discusses other opportunities in the equities market.

  • 7 stocks to play oil selloff: Lipow Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 11:47 AM ET

    Oil prices may not recover until after Q1 2016 but it’s not all bad news for the sector, says oil analyst Andy Lipow. Here's how to play it.

  • Oil could drop into the $20s: Kilduff Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Oil rig workers crude oil

    John Kilduff explains how oil, already in a bear market, could drop to the mid-$20s per barrel.

  • 'Nowhere to hide' in oil patch: Expert Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    'Nowhere to hide' in oil patch: Expert

    John Kilduff, Again Capital shares his outlook on oil as crude hits a six and a half year low. And BlackRock's Heidi Richardson explains why she thinks it's too early to jump into oil stocks.

  • EPA proposes new standards to cut methane emissions Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 4:16 PM ET
    Natural gas is flared off at Apache Corp.'s Deadwood natural gas plant in Garden City, Texas.

    The proposal would cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent over the next decade.

  • EPA moves to reduce methane emissions Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    EPA moves to reduce methane emissions

    EPA to call for a 40 - 45% reduction in methane emissions from oil and gas drilling by 2025.

  • Samson to file bankruptcy mid-September Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 10:24 AM ET
    Samson to file bankruptcy mid-September

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports natural gas drilling company Samson Resources will file for bankruptcy in September.

  • Oil may not get the cure it needs: Analyst Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 7:35 AM ET
    A BP employee uses ultrasound to scan a section of pipe along an oil transit pipeline at Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska's North Slope.

    An expected drop in crude prices to $30 to $40 a barrel might not be enough to balance global oil markets, analyst Jamie Webster says.


  • Aug 4- Contract oil and gas driller Nabors Industries Ltd forecast a decrease in third-quarter results, saying it expected current depressed market conditions to prevail for an extended period. Revenue from Nabors' drilling operations in the United States- the company's biggest market- fell about 40 percent in the quarter ended June 30. Net loss attributable...

  • Contract oil driller Nabors posts quarterly loss Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    Aug 4- Contract oil and gas driller Nabors Industries Ltd posted a second-quarter loss compared with a profit a year earlier, hurt by depressed drilling activity in North America due to weak oil prices. Net loss attributable to Nabors was $36.8 million, or 13 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30, compared with a profit of $64.4 million, or 21 cents per share, a...

  • Chevron's ugly earnings put focus on oil dividends Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:12 PM ET

    Chevron earnings fell well below expectations Friday, raising new questions about shareholder returns at a time when oil prices are sliding again.

  • M&A key to rebalance the energy industry: researcher Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    M&A key to rebalance the energy industry: researcher

    Michele Della Vigna, head of European energy research at Goldman Sachs, discusses what to look out for in oil stocks and the impact of shale on the industry.

  • Trader: Buy this energy stock despite oil slide Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 12:17 PM ET
    A Marathon gas station in Chicago.

    CNBC "Halftime Report" trader Jim Lebenthal is buying an energy stock he believes will move higher regardless of the direction of oil prices.