• Oil settles at 10-month high on economic optimism

    Oil rose nearly $1 toward $74 a barrel to settle at a 10-month high on Friday as data in the United States promised economic recovery and a potential revival in energy demand.
  • Oil soars on sharp U.S. inventory draw

    Oil surged more than 4 percent on Wednesday after U.S. government data showed a steep drop in crude imports and inventories in top consumer the United States.
  • Oil jumps nearly 5 percent on sharp U.S. inventory draw

    Oil surged nearly 5 percent on Wednesday after U.S. government data showed a steep drop in crude imports and inventories in top consumer the United States.
  • Oil jumps nearly 4 percent on sharp U.S. inventory draw

    Oil surged nearly 4 percent on Wednesday after U.S. government data showed a steep drop in crude imports and inventories in top consumer the United States.
  • Oil prices edge above $71 a barrel

    Oil prices edged above $71 a barrel on Monday as traders eyed directionless equity and currency markets for guidance on the eve of a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
  • Oil slips from six-week high as Wall Street drags

    U.S. oil prices fell back slightly from a six-week high on Thursday, pulled lower by weakness on Wall Street and gains in the U.S. dollar.
  • Oil retreats from six-week high to near $71

    U.S. oil prices retreated from a six-week high on Thursday, pulled lower by weakness on Wall Street and gains in the U.S. dollar.
  • Oil jumps over 3 percent after fall in U.S. crude inventories

    Oil rose more than 3 percent to over $61 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by falling U.S. crude oil inventories and economic optimism following positive U.S. data.
  • Oil rises on U.S. jobless claims

    Oil prices rose Thursday after a six-day slide as a drop in U.S. jobless claims fueled optimism about the economy.
  • Oil steadies at $60 on U.S. jobless claims

    Oil prices steadied at $60 a barrel on Thursday after a six-day slide as a drop in U.S. jobless claims fueled optimism about the economy.
  • Oil drops below $60, gives up early gains

    Oil reversed early gains and dropped below $60 a barrel on Thursday as a downturn in U.S. equities added to pressure from high U.S. oil inventories and persistent concerns about the timing of any economic recovery.
  • Oil surges on Nigeria attack, U.S. refinery problem

    Oil prices rose sharply to above $70 a barrel on Thursday on renewed rebel attacks against oil facilities in Nigeria and worries that a glitch at the largest U.S. oil refinery could tighten gasoline stockpiles this summer driving season.
  • Oil falls as U.S. summer gasoline fears ease

    Oil prices fell on Wednesday after a U.S. government report showed a surprise increase in gasoline supplies in the world's top consumer heading into summer driving season.
  • Oil dips below $70 as US summer gasoline fears ease

    Oil prices fell below $70 a barrel on Wednesday, after a U.S. government report showed a surprise increase in gasoline supplies in the world's top consumer heading into summer driving season.
  • Oil hits 6-month high on economic recovery bets

    Oil rose to a six-month high on Tuesday on optimism an economic recovery may prompt rising fuel demand and on buying to hedge against a weaker U.S. dollar.
  • Oil tracks Wall Street higher, breaks $52

    Oil prices rose nearly 5.8 percent on Thursday, fueled by a rally on Wall Street and data showing that the number of workers filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week.
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  • Oil rises $1 on U.S. distillate draw

    Oil rose more than $1 a barrel on Wednesday after a U.S. government report showed a surprise draw in commercial distillate stockpiles and equities markets rallied.
  • U.S. energy policy focuses less on OPEC oil supply

    Recent comments by U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu appear to mark a radical shift in U.S. energy policy away from its focus on OPEC and oil supply and toward an agenda of trimming petroleum demand and promoting renewable energy at home.