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Energy shares are higher in mid-day trade, with crude oil futures declining to around $99 a barrel after earlier stopping just short of $100 in an initial bid to trade higher today.
Light, sweet crude oil for February delivery is trading at $99.09 a barrel, down 28 cents. In other energy futures, February heating oil is 1.5 cents higher at $2.92 a gallon and natural gas is down about a penny at 3.023 per million British thermal units.
In other energy news, BP ( BP ) is now higher, rebounding from morning losses following a Wall Street Journal report saying some of the company's employees may face criminal charges tied to the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people last year. ADRs of BP are up 24 cents to $46.60 each after earlier sliding as low as $46.25, down 11 cents.
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