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  • West Texas Intermediate futures were trading at $36.75 per barrel at 0105 GMT, down 6 cents from Monday's close. While output from exporters like Russia, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and U.S. shale drillers has been at or near record highs, demand has so far held up strong, preventing oil prices from falling even lower.

  • Oil will guide the direction of markets: US Bank Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 6:15 PM ET
    Oil will guide the direction of markets: US Bank

    Equity markets will be follow oil's lead in the near term, unless U.S. consumer data strengthens, says David Schiegoleit, senior portfolio manager at The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank.

  • What does Saudi's austerity program mean? Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 6:03 PM ET
    What does Saudi's austerity program mean?

    Richard Harris, chief executive of Port Shelter Investment Management, discusses whether Saudi Arabia's 2016 spending cuts are a sign of a larger problem.

  • Oil in the $20s? This pro doubts it Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 6:48 PM ET
    A floorhand operates a Chevron oil drilling rig near Taft, California.

    Some bears have made the case for $20 oil, as the commodity continues to slide in an oversupplied market, but one expert believes that's unlikely.

  • Why sloppy year-end trading has Santa sidelined Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The much-awaited Santa rally has evaded the market since the surge in stock prices in the first half of last week.

  • Gartman: How to play crude in 2016 Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 5:07 PM ET
    Gartman: How to play crude in 2016

    Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, discusses if stocks will be able to break out of crude’s grip in 2016.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Low oil prices hits Saudi Arabia hard

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • China sells off on disappointing data Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    China sells off on disappointing data

    China suffered its worst day in a month on declining industrial profits, CNBC's Seema Mody reports.

  • Oil wont hit a $20 handle: Pro Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Oil wont hit a $20 handle: Pro

    OptionSellers.com Founder James Cordier weighs the possibility of a Saudi oil production cut in 2016.

  • *Saudi Arabia posts record budget deficit on oil collapse. They slid more in the New York session, as some traders reckoned the two-day pre-Christmas rebound, where crude rose about $2 a barrel, had been overdone. "Volume isn't great, which is typical for this time of year, and most guys are either flat on their books and positioning themselves for a weaker first...

  • Natural gas snaps back on cold weather outlook Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 5:11 PM ET
    Gas oil North Dakota

    Natural gas futures bounced back sharply Monday as weather forecasts showed more demand for winter fuel on the horizon.

  • Warmest year: 2015 will set a record Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 3:28 PM ET
    Central Park, New York December 25, 2015.

    This year will go down in the record books as the warmest since those books were first kept 135 years ago.

  • Is Carl Icahn leading changes at Freeport-McMoRan? Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    Is Carl Icahn leading changes at Freeport-McMoRan?

    Big changes at Freeport-McMoRan sent shares lower by about 10 percent, but is it Carl Icahn's doing? CNBC's Kate Kelly reports.

  • Weather's impact on nat gas Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    Is a cold front about to end the rally in natural gas?

    Bespoke Weather Chief Meteorologist Jacob Meisel discusses how colder weather might be causing some short covering in natural gas.

  • Expert: Energy sector will be profitable in 2016 Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    Floor hands move a drilling pipe in Fort Worth, Texas

    Craig Columbus of Tower Square Investment Management says the worst-performing sector in 2015 will be profitable next year.

  • Oil settles down 3.39% Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 2:22 PM ET
    Oil settles down 3.39%

    Oil prices continue to slide in December, settling down over 3 percent on Monday, reports Jackie DeAngelis.

  • All eyes on Mosul after victory for Iraqi gov't Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 1:24 PM ET
    All eyes on Mosul after victory for Iraqi gov't

    Iraqi forces declared victory after it reclaimed the city of Ramadi from ISIS. The American Enterprise Institute's Mike Rubin, discusses the motivations of ISIS, and the significance of this key victory.

  • Why oil has just 'a glimmer of hope in 2016': Analyst

    Roth Capital Senior Research Analyst John White weighs in on why oil could have a "glimmer of hope" for a 2016 rebound.

  • Energy playbook for 2016 Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 1:22 PM ET
    Energy playbook for 2016

    Three predictions for energy in 2016.

  • PRO Talks: Q&A with Paul Meeks Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Paul Meeks

    Paul Meeks, director of institutional investing at Saturna Capital, joins CNBC Pro for an exclusive interview on Tuesday, Jan. 5.