Energy shares are mixed in late-session trading while crude oil futures managed to finish higher, near $87 a barre;l. Light, sweet crude oil for October delivery finished up 1.4% to $86.89 a barrel. In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund ( USO ) is up 0.87% to $33.58. The United States Natural Gas ETF ( UNG ) is down 1.34% to $9.54. In late-session energy news, shares of Chevron Corp. ( CVX ) are higher while MarketWatch reports that the U.S. oil major has been dealt a setback in its legal wrangling over environmental damage in Ecuador. Meanwhile, shares of Noble Energy ( NE ) are down as Deutsche Bank initiated coverage of the company with a Buy rating. Also, officials in Cyprus said the company started drilling an exploration well south of the island, MarketWatch reported. That comes despite protests from Turkey.
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