NYMEX Benchmark Crude January: +$0.82 (+0.9%) to $88.61
Top Energy Stocks
Energy shares are broadly higher just ahead of the closing bell
as crude futures closed above $88 a share at the New York
Crude oil for January delivery finished up $0.82, or 0.9%, to
$88.61 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was up 0.29%
to $2.46 a gallon while natural gas rose 0.1%, to $4.42 per million
British thermal units.
In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund (
) is up 0.64% to $37.90. The United States Natural Gas ETF (
) is down 0.33% to $6.07.
The U.S Dollar Index (DXY) is down 0.92% to $79.34.
In late-session energy news, Valero Energy (
) shares are down even as the refiner said it plans to restart its
Aruba refinery within the next several days, Bloomberg
Valero had shuttered the refinery on Aug. 26, 2009 after it lose
money in Q2 of that year. In the time since, Valero has overhauled
the refinery to prepare for a restart.
Valero shares are down 1.16%, or $0.25, to $21.37.
Meanwhile, FuelCell Energy (
) is higher ahead of the company's after-hours Q4 earnings
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect FuelCell to report a
loss of $0.14 per share on revenue of $20 million.
FuelCell shares up 17.2% to $1.70.
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