Energy Stocks Little Changed; Lucas Energy Rising on JV Agreement to Work Eagle Ford in Texas

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XOM -0.4%, from near year highs

CVX +0.2%

COP -0.37%

SLB -0.04%

OXY -1.7%

Energy stocks are little changed in mid-day trading with the NYSE Energy Sector Index up less than 0.1% and the S&P Energy Index down about 0.2%. Crude oil for November delivery is down 13 cents at $92.35 a barrel. November natural gas is flat today at $3.48 per 1 million BTU.

In company news, Lucas Energy ( LEI ) is higher today, rising about 4% after executing a term sheet offer for a joint venture with Milestone Energy LLC to develop oil and gas properties in the Eagle Ford/Austin Chalk Trend in Texas.

Milestone will contribute 80% of project costs, with the company expecting to spend as much as $100 million.

In other sector news,

(+) BAS, (+2.3%) Priced an upsized $300 million private offering of 7.750% senior notes due 2022.

(+) STO, (+0.4%) Expected to invest about $7 billion in the Snoehvit natural gas field in Arctic, according to Reuters, citing a company spokesman.

(+) VNR, (+0.1%, near year highs) Begins $200 million public offfering of 7.875% senior notes due 2020. The company previously offered and sold $350 million of the notes in April.

(-) EQU, (-2.6%) Selling some of its properties in Alberta for $17.4 million.

(-) LPI, (-1.9%) Registered to sell up to 12.5 million shares of its common stock on behalf of a selling shareholder.

(-) GEL, (-3.4%) Starts underwritten secondary public offering of 6 million equity units by Quintana Capital Group II L.P. and other unitholders.



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