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  • TOKYO, Jan 13- U.S. oil futures rose on Wednesday for the first time in eight days, pulling further back from the widely watched $30- per-barrel level breached the previous session, after industry data showed crude stocks unexpectedly fell last week. On Tuesday, it fell 97 cents to close at $30.44 a barrel, after touching a low of $29.93, which was last seen in December...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan 10- Earthquakes in Oklahoma in the past week, including one of the strongest ever recorded in the state, have led to calls for the governor to make changes to oil and gas drilling regulations and reduce seismic activity scientists link to the energy industry. Two large earthquakes were recorded in northwest Oklahoma on Wednesday, including a...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- U.S. gasoline inventories last week surged the most since 1993, overshadowing an unexpected slump in crude stocks, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on Wednesday. "As big as the crude oil drawdown was, the build in gasoline was even more spectacular and crushing to the market," said John Kilduff, a partner at Again Capital LLC.

  • *Saudi-Iran split dashes chance of OPEC deal to curb oil glut. *Iran may moderate output once sanctions are lifted- official. A rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran over the Saudi execution of a Shi'ite cleric failed to boost prices this week, as it appeared to put an end to speculation that OPEC members could agree on production cuts to lift prices.

  • *Saudi-Iran split dashes chance of OPEC deal to curb oil glut. A rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran over the Saudi execution of a Shi'ite cleric failed to boost prices this week, as it appeared to put an end to speculation that OPEC members could agree production cuts to lift prices. U.S. crude for February delivery was 19 cents higher at $36.16 a barrel at 0124 GMT,...

  • *Middle East tensions dashes chance of OPEC deal to curb glut. Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran collapsed in acrimony this week after the Kingdom's execution of a Shi'ite cleric set off a storm of protests in Tehran. Instead of fanning fears of a disruption in supplies, however, some delegates from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...

  • *Iran to moderate oil output and exports to ease price pressure. *Middle East tensions dashes chance of OPEC deal to curb glut. The American Petroleum Institute will release its inventory data at 4:30 p.m. EDT.

  • *Middle East tensions rise as Kuwait recalls Iran ambassador. *Islamic State targets Es Sider oil port in Libya. LONDON, Jan 5- Oil prices fell on Tuesday on concerns about the pace of economic growth in China and a stronger U.S. dollar, handing back some of the gains triggered by an escalation of tensions in the Middle East.

  • *Middle East tensions rise as Kuwait recalls Iran ambassador. LONDON, Jan 5- Oil prices fell on Tuesday on concerns about the pace of economic growth in China and a stronger U.S. dollar, handing back some of the gains triggered by an escalation of tensions in the Middle East. "It is the Chinese stock market sell-off and the strong dollar that are pressuring oil," said...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- Oil prices slid on Monday in volatile trade that saw an early rally of more than 4 percent on tensions in the Middle East until those gains were erased on worries about a slowing global economic growth and sliding stock markets. Brent, the global oil benchmark, was down 38 cents, or 1 percent, at $36.90 a barrel by 11:23 a.m. EST. Earlier in the session, oil...

  • Jan 4- Tallgrass Energy Partners LP said it would buy an additional 31.3 percent stake in Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline LLC for about $743.6 million from Tallgrass Development LP. Tallgrass Energy Partners will pay $475 million in cash and 6.52 million in common units to Tallgrass Development. Tallgrass Energy Partners and Tallgrass Development are...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 30- Crude prices fell 3 percent on Wednesday, with Brent sliding toward 11- year lows, after an unusual build in U.S. stockpiles and signs Saudi Arabia will keep adding to the global oil glut. Crude inventories in the United States, the world's largest petroleum producer, rose 2.6 million barrels last week, the U.S. "In all the years I have been doing this, I...

  • LONDON, Dec 30- Brent crude slid back towards 11- year lows on Wednesday as U.S. stockpiles swelled and Saudi Arabia reiterated a commitment to keep pumping oil. At 1550 GMT, Brent traded $1.10 lower at $36.69 per barrel, less than $1 away from 11- year lows reached last week. "In all the years I have been doing this, I have never seen builds in the last week of December," said...

  • HOUSTON, Dec 28- A snowstorm dumped around two feet of snow in parts of the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico over the weekend, crimping some crude output and leaving roads dangerous for trucks heading to and from oil wells, forecasters and companies said on Monday. Snow had stopped accumulating by Monday afternoon but "travel continues to be impacted as...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 24- Chipotle Mexican Grill said on Thursday it may never pinpoint what caused an E. coli outbreak last month linked to two restaurants in Kansas and Oklahoma, extending a mystery over dozens of illnesses tied to the burrito chain. Identifying a specific cause for the latest E. coli cases "really can be a challenge with the limited information that may be...

  • US STOCKS-No gift for Wall Street on Christmas Eve Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 12:26 PM ET

    *Stock markets close at 1 p.m. ET. Dec 24- Wall Street was mixed on Thursday as a drop in energy stocks kept a lid on holiday cheer in a shortened Christmas Eve trading session. Equity markets will close at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, ahead of the Christmas Day holiday on Friday.

  • U.S. meat cases awash with Christmas hams at a bargain Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 5:54 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Dec 22- Shoppers preparing to feast on ham for Christmas can do so without breaking their budget, thanks to record amounts of pork as the industry rebounds from a deadly pig virus, said analysts following the government's monthly cold storage report on Tuesday. "Grocery stores are offering great ham specials right now because they've been cheap to the...

  • Wall Street slumped on Thursday and Friday as weak crude prices dampened the optimism sparked by the first Federal Reserve interest rate hike in nearly a decade. Chevron was down 1.3 percent at $88.59 and was the biggest drag on the Dow. "It's going to be interesting to see if this market can hold up and divorce itself, at least for today, from the price of oil," said...

  • *Disney rises as Star Wars breaks box-office records. *Microsoft biggest boost to S&P 500, Nasdaq. "There looks to be like a little relief bounce this morning as we move into the last two weeks of the year," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital LLC in Bernardsville, New Jersey.

  • *Disney rises as Star Wars breaks box-office records. "There looks to be like a little relief bounce this morning as we move into the last two weeks of the year," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital LLC in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Although the S&P 500 touched record highs in 2015, the index is down 2.6 percent for the year, buffeted by slowing growth...