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Energy shares were lower in early afternoon trade on Tuesday as crude oil futures continued their descent.
Light, sweet crude oil for March delivery was down 3.4% at $28.68 per barrel after a report published by the International Energy Agency forecast that oil demand growth would "ease back considerably in 2016".
In other energy futures, heating oil was 4.1% lower at $0.85 per gallon while natural gas was 1.7% lower at $1.68 British thermal units.
In other energy news, Piedmont Natural Gas ( PNY ) shares were upgraded to neutral from underperform by Hilliard Lyons.
Shares in the company were 0.1% lower at $59.11 in recent trade. The company has traded between $34.95 and $59.37 over the past 52 weeks.
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