Sector Update: Energy Shares Higher; Crude Dips Toward $98 Per Barrel


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Top Energy Stocks

XOM: -0.07%

CVX: +0.02%

COP: +0.01%

SLB: +0.01%

OXY: +0.46%

Energy shares are higher in pre-market, while crude oil futures are down.

Light crude oil for December delivery is trading down $0.62 at $98.06 a barrel.

In other energy futures, heating oil is down $0.02 at $2.95 a gallon while natural gas is down $0.01 at $3.56 per million British thermal units.

In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund ( USO ) is flat at $35.54. The United States Natural Gas ETF ( UNG ) is down 0.05% at $18.18.

In other energy news, BP ( BP ) shares are up about 4% in pre-market trade as its Q3 profit tops expectations.

Meanwhile, Eagle Rock Energy ( EROC ) is down about 16% at $6.20 as it lowered its dividend to $0.15 per common share for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, equivalent to $0.60 per unit on an annualized basis.

The Q3 dividend represents a drop from the $0.22 per common share paid for the second quarter due to the company being unable "to generate insufficient distributable cash flow to cover the $0.22 per unit distribution level" despite an improvement in preliminary earnings.

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