Energy shares are down in late-session trading along with the rest of the market and crude oil futures managed to find some footing in the late going to finish just over $86 a barrel. Light, sweet crude oil for October delivery finished down 0.5% to $86.02 a barrel. In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund ( USO ) is down 0.71% to $33.40. The United States Natural Gas ETF ( UNG ) is up 2.16% to $9.92. In late-session energy news, shares of Halliburton ( HAL ) are down 3.25% to $40.19 in afternoon trading, while the company today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Multi-Chem Group, a provider of oilfield production and completion chemicals and services. Meanwhile, ADRs of BP ( BP ) are off session lows but still in the red to trade down 0.93%, or $0.34, to $36.20 in regular-session trade. Fox Business reports that the oil giant's Kinnoull Field development in the U.K. North Sea can go ahead as planned, Department of Energy and Climate Change Minister Charles Hendry said Tuesday.
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