Energy shares are higher in late-session trading as crude oil
futures back off session highs to finish up over 1%. Light, sweet
crude oil for November delivery finished up 1.2% to $82.14 a
barrel. In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund (
) is up 1.54% to $31.72. The United States Natural Gas ETF (
) is down 0.97% to $9.19. In late-session energy news, shares of
) are higher as Reuters reports that the U.S. oil major bought
Libyan oil - the first for a US oil firm after the end of
international trade sanctions, citing sources. Meanwhile, Swift
) shares are down 9.14%, or $2.57, to $25.55 as the company said
due to the failure of a third party operated gathering line earlier
this week, Swift Energy has been required to halt dry natural gas
sales from its Fasken field in Webb County, TX.
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