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  • *Goldman says still sees $40- $45 range through mid-2017. NEW YORK, July 28- Oil prices settled down nearly 2 percent on Thursday, hitting April lows and with U.S. crude headed for its biggest monthly loss in a year, on growing worries that the world was pumping more crude than needed. U.S. Gulf Coast gasoline stocks hit record highs last week for the month of July while...

  • *Goldman says believes in $40- $45 range through mid-2017. U.S. Gulf Coast gasoline stocks hit record highs last week for a July month, while East Coast inventories reached all-time peaks, government data showed on Wednesday. U.S. crude's West Texas Intermediate futures fell 63 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $41.29 a barrel by 11:48 a.m. EDT.

  • *Goldman says believes in $40- $45 range through mid-2017. U.S. Gulf Coast gasoline stocks hit record highs last week for a July month, while East Coast inventories reached all-time peaks, government data showed on Wednesday. U.S. crude's West Texas Intermediate futures fell 52 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $41.40 a barrel by 11:19 a.m. EDT.

  • PRYOR, Okla. _ Orchids Paper Products Co. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $2.6 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $47.1 million.

  • TULSA, Okla. _ Helmerich& Payne Inc. on Thursday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $21.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 42 cents per share. Helmerich& Payne shares have risen 18 percent since the beginning of the year, while the...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY— Mid-year budget cuts ordered for Oklahoma agencies amid a revenue downturn earlier this year were deeper than necessary, resulting in $140.8 million in additional revenue that could be returned to state agencies or used to help fund a teacher pay raise, state finance officials announced on Wednesday. OMES Director Preston Doerflinger,...

  • TULSA, Okla. _ BOK Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $65.8 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.01 per share. BOK Financial shares have climbed 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • And you have the specter of turnaround season not too far in the horizon, " Robert Yawger, senior vice president of energy futures at Mizuho Securities USA said. U.S. crude settled down $1.06 at $43.13 a barrel, after touching a three-month low of $42.97 during the session. Brent crude futures ended the session down 97 cents at $44.72 a barrel, after hitting their...

  • And you have the specter of turnaround season not too far in the horizon, " Robert Yawger, senior vice president of energy futures at Mizuho Securities USA said. U.S. crude was down $1.05 at $43.14 a barrel by 1:50 p.m. EST, after touching a three-month low of $42.97. Brent crude futures were down 95 cents at $44.74 a barrel, after hitting their lowest since May 10 at...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Oil prices fell nearly 3 percent, with U.S. crude slipping to a 3- month low on Monday on rising concerns that a global glut of crude and refined products would pressure markets, delaying a long-anticipated rebalance in the market. And you have the specter of turnaround season not too far in the horizon, " Robert Yawger, senior vice president of energy...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Oil prices fell to 2-1/ 2- month lows on Monday on rising concerns that a global glut of crude and refined products would weigh on markets, delaying a long-anticipated rebalance in the market. Brent crude futures were down 89 cents at $44.80 a barrel by 11:13 a.m. EST, their lowest since May 10. U.S. crude was down 93 cents at $43.26 a barrel, after...

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- Oil prices fell 2 percent on Friday, with losses accelerating after the U.S. oil rig count rose for a fourth week in a row, putting crude on track for a weekly loss and dragging Brent to two-month lows. More than ample inventories and upcoming refinery turnarounds and maintenance have the bulls on the defensive, "said Pete Donovan, broker at Liquidity...

  • NEW YORK, July 22- Oil prices fell 2 percent on Friday, with losses accelerating after the U.S. oil rig count rose for a fourth week in a row, putting crude on track for a weekly loss and dragging Brent to two-month lows. More than ample inventories and upcoming refinery turnarounds and maintenance have the bulls on the defensive, "said Pete Donovan, broker at Liquidity...

  • *Nigeria outage of 700,000 bpd offset by other supply growth. NEW YORK, July 22- Oil prices fell again on Friday, on track to a weekly loss, with Brent hitting two-month lows, as Iraqi crude exports looked likely to rise, adding to the global glut. If confirmed, it would put OPEC's No. 2 producer back on track of supply growth after a two-month lag.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- Oil prices were on track to a weekly loss, with Brent hitting two-month lows on Friday, weighed by potentially higher Iraqi crude exports and bearish U.S. inventory data from earlier in the week. If confirmed, it would put OPEC's second-largest producer back on track of supply growth after two months of output declines. "These large and increasing...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY _ BancFirst Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $17.5 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.03 per share. BancFirst shares have increased 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *ABN says Brent could slide by about $5 to $42 -43 levels. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices fell 2 percent on Thursday, as the market took a closer look at U.S. government data that showed growing inventories of gasoline and other oil products pushed total petroleum supplies in the No. 1 oil consumer to record highs. In the previous session, Brent and U.S. crude futures rose by...

  • *ABN says Brent could slide by about $5 to $42 -43 levels. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices fell 2 percent on Thursday, as the market took a closer look at U.S. government data that showed growing inventories of gasoline and other oil products pushed total petroleum supplies in the No. 1 oil consumer to record highs. Brent crude closed 97 cents, or 2.1 percent, lower at $46.20 a...

  • *ABN says Brent could slide by about $5 to $42 -43 levels. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices fell nearly 2 percent on Thursday, as the market took a closer look at U.S. government data that showed growing inventories of gasoline and other oil products pushed total petroleum supplies in the world's largest oil consumer to a record high. Brent crude was down 79 cents, or 1.7...