Energy shares traded generally higher in pre-market trade Thursday as crude oil futures climbed.
Light, sweet crude oil for July delivery was up 2.01% at $106.50 per barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was up 1.81% at $2.96 per gallon while natural gas was up 0.80% at $4.54 per million British thermal units.
In other energy news, CONSOL Energy ( CNX ) and its Marcellus Shale joint-venture partner, Noble Energy ( NBL ), said they intend to form a publicly traded master-limited partnership to provide midstream-gathering services for production from their jointly owned acreage in the Marcellus Shale.
CNX and NBL were up slightly in recent pre-market trading .
Copyright (C) 2016 MTNewswires.com. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is strictly prohibited.