Top Energy Stocks:
Energy giants were mostly higher in pre-market trading Friday. West Texas Intermediate crude oil for August delivery was up $0.09 at $59.52 per barrel at the New York Mercantile Exchange. The global benchmark Brent crude August contract gained $0.14 to $66.69 per barrel and August natural gas futures were flat at $2.33 per 1 million BTU. Among energy-related ETFs, the United States Oil Fund was up 0.8%, while the United States Natural Gas fund was up 1%.
Stocks moving on news include:
(-) Pacific Gas & Electric (PCG), which was down almost 2% as the California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday opened a proceeding to consider fines and penalties against the company for 2017 wildfires, and ordered the utility to create a mobile application that would allow the public to report utility pole issues.
(+) Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) was 0.5% higher as the company and Exxon Mobil (XOM) are planning a re-entry in Somalia's languishing upstream sector after the central government implemented a new petroleum revenue sharing agreement in May ahead of an energy tender later in the year, media reported. XOM shares were also up 0.5%.
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