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  • *OPEC needs to cut more deeply to achieve higher prices- analysts. *Kuwait says premature to cap Libya, Nigeria output. "I think the big driver is inventory numbers," said Stewart Glickman, head of energy research at CFRA Research in New York, "We've finally broken below 500 million barrels, I feel like it's a psychological barrier."

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- U.S. spring wheat production will fall to a 15- year low, the government said on Wednesday, as crop development in top production state North Dakota has been crippled by searing heat and scant rains throughout June and July. USDA raised its estimate of the winter wheat crop to 1.279 billion bushels, near the high end of a range of analysts'...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- U.S. production of spring wheat will fall to a 15- year low, the government said on Wednesday, as crop development in top production state North Dakota has been crippled by searing heat and scant rains throughout June and July. USDA raised its estimate of the winter wheat crop to 1.279 billion bushels, near the high end of a range of analysts'...

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  • July 11- Shale oil producer Halcón Resources Corp said on Tuesday it would sell most of its North Dakota operations for $1.4 billion cash, part of a plan to shift its focus to Texas' Permian Basin, the largest U.S. oilfield. The deal with privately held Bruin E&P Partners LLC focuses Halcón on the most-active area in the U.S. oil industry and marks a stunning...

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  • WASHINGTON, July 10- Republican senators returned to Washington on Monday following a 10- day holiday recess still at odds with one another over legislation President Donald Trump wants passed to repeal major portions of Obamacare. The Republican legislation would phase out the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid health insurance for the poor and disabled,...

  • LONDON, July 7- U.S. independent oil and gas producers came close to breaking even during the first quarter of 2017 thanks to aggressive cost cutting and improvements in well productivity. Some shale producers claim they can drill wells profitably at prices well below $50 per barrel and in some cases below $40. But Harold Hamm, chief executive of Continental...

  • LONDON, July 7- U.S. independent oil and gas producers came close to breaking even during the first quarter of 2017 thanks to aggressive cost cutting and improvements in well productivity. Some shale producers claim they can drill wells profitably at prices well below $50 per barrel and in some cases below $40. But Harold Hamm, chief executive of Continental...

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  • Spring wheat futures on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange soared to a four-year high above $8 a bushel. At the Chicago Board of Trade, September wheat settled up 29 cents at $5.55 per bushel while front-month July, which expires next week, touched $5.39, the highest spot price since July 20, 2015. Temperatures could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit this weekend and early...

  • June 30- The United Steelworkers International has warned executives at the largest refinery on the U.S. East Coast that its members are prepared to strike unless cuts to health and pension benefits are restored, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. A warning letter was delivered on Wednesday to Philadelphia Energy Solutions, a joint...

  • LONDON, June 30- U.S. shale firms are drilling themselves into a deep hole despite warnings from industry leaders about the risk of flooding the market with too much crude. Current oil prices are not sustainable according to Harold Hamm, the chief executive of Continental Resources, said in an interview on June 28. Prices need to be above $50 per barrel to be...

  • LONDON, June 30- U.S. shale firms are drilling themselves into a deep hole despite warnings from industry leaders about the risk of flooding the market with too much crude. Current oil prices are not sustainable according to Harold Hamm, the chief executive of Continental Resources, said in an interview on June 28. Prices need to be above $50 per barrel to be...

  • LONDON, June 30- Chicago wheat futures rose sharply to a one-year high on Friday with the advance driven by diminishing outlooks for spring wheat crops in both the U.S. and Canada. The most active wheat futures contract on the CBOT was up 2.8 percent at $5.09-3/ 4 a bushel at 1046 GMT after peaking at a one-year high of $5.11-3/ 4. Spring wheat on the Minneapolis Grain...

  • *Chicago wheat hits one-year high at $5.07-1/ 4 a bushel. SINGAPORE, June 30- U.S. spring wheat rose for a seventh straight session on Friday, trading near last session's three-year high as fears of output losses in key growing areas of the United States pushed the market towards its biggest monthly gain since 2010. Spring wheat on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange has...

  • SYDNEY, June 30- U.S. wheat rose for a fourth consecutive session on Friday to hit a one-year high as fears of production losses in a key producing of the United States pushed the grain towards its biggest monthly gain in two years. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade edged up after a near-five percent gain in the previous session to hit $4.99 a...

  • The surge in spring wheat futures on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange also lifted Chicago Board of Trade wheat to a one-year peak and buoyed corn and soybeans as well. CBOT July corn ended up 3 cents at $3.59-3/ 4 a bushel and July soybeans rose 1-1/ 2 cents to $9.15-1/ 2 a bushel. MGEX July spring wheat settled up 36-1/ 2 cents at $7.41-1/ 4 a bushel after reaching $7.59-3/ 4,...

  • *S&P 500, Dow post worst days since mid-May. June 29- Wall Street fell sharply on Thursday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials suffering their worst daily percentage drops in about six weeks, as a recent decline in technology shares deepened and outweighed strength in bank shares. "U.S. equities have remained extended, at or close to record territory for an...