NEW YORK, July 22- Oil prices settled lower on Friday, losing 4 percent on the week, after the fourth weekly rise in the U.S. oil rig count added to worries about a global crude glut. More than ample inventories and upcoming refinery turnarounds and maintenance have the bulls on the defensive, "said Pete Donovan, broker at Liquidity Energy in New York. » Read More
Dealmaking in America's oil patch has slowed to a trickle, while organized restructurings have ticked up among drillers.
Instead of falling off as OPEC hoped, oil production has increased from where it was last year, and the world is still swimming in crude.
Nymex oil may have a prolonged sideways consolidation between $38 and $48 but charts suggest that, long-term, it has further to fall.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports Canadian Pacific has sent an offer letter to Norfolk Southern; and Michael Santoli, CNBC senior market commentator, and Walter Isaacson, The Aspen Institute CEO, weigh in.
U.S. and French authorities are looking to weaken ISIS' black market oil, with Stephen Schork, The Schork Report editor.
Discussing the price of natural gas, and global oil production metrics, with Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelcy Warren.
Roberto Friedlander, Head of Equity Trading, Brean Capital, looks at the political situation in Syria and whether it could mean an investing opportunity in refiner stocks.
Hurricane Joaquin and a separate rain deluge could affect the oil and shipping industries and the military along the East Coast.
Oil inventories appear set to balance for the first time in eight quarters, and natural gas could surge 40 percent, Francisco Blanch said.
The move would be a substantial step by the world's largest polluter to reduce emissions from major industries, the NYT reports.
Alejandro Barbajosa, VP, Crude Middle East & Asia-Pacific at Argus Media, says crude oil prices will see further declines amid an oversupply in distillate stockpiles, which include diesel and heating oil.
How to get a piece of the energy plunge, with the FMHR traders.
Italian energy group Eni said it had discovered potentially one of the world's largest natural-gas fields off the Egyptian coast.
U.S. crude oil hits prices not seen since March of 2009.
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Matt Smith, Director of Commodity Research at ClipperData, says sanctions against Tehran won't be lifted until December so until then, Iranian crude won't be hitting export markets.
Valero Energy is adding $2.5 billion to its share buyback. "Fast Money" trader Guy Adami likes the stock.