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Oil has fallen 4 percent so far in October.
Oil began flowing from the first well in ConocoPhillips’ newest Norwegian offshore development project late last week, the first trickle of a four-year effort to expand production in the region, the company said Monday. More »
Hundreds of trains carrying crude oil could soon be chugging across the Northwest, bringing potential jobs and revenues but raising concerns about oil spills, increased train and vessel traffic and other issues. More »
Algeria’s energy minister said the state oil company, Sonatrach, will rely on unconventional techniques to extract 50 percent of the reserves, including hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. More »
Oil ended the week down $2.96 a barrel, or 2.9 percent, largely due to concerns among traders that the market is oversupplied.
Bryan Sheffield, a third-generation oil wildcatter in Texas’ Permian Basin, knows what he’ll do if crude drops to $80 a barrel: shut down half his drilling rigs. More »
Oil did get a lift from a survey that showed China’s manufacturing rose to a seven-month high. More »
The price has fallen 5 percent over the last week to its lowest level since late June.
Despite the nation’s shale gusher, domestic demand for oil has remained flat during the past decade. But unlike most periods of stagnant demand, a weakened economy isn’t the only culprit. More »
Benchmark U.S. crude for November delivery dropped $1.42 to close at $97.80. More »
Benchmark crude fell $1.59 to close at $99.22 a barrel. More »