Energy stocks were lower Monday, with the NYSE Energy Sector Index sinking almost 0.9% while shares of energy companies in the S&P 500 were down about 0.8% as a group. Crude oil for February delivery was down 48 cents at $35.58 per barrel while January natural gas futures were 12 cents higher at $2.00 per 1 million BTU. In company news, GeoPark Limited ( GPRK ) advanced Monday after the oil and natural gas producer today announced an offtake and prepayment agreement with commodity trader and logistics company Trafigura.
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