NYMEX Benchmark Crude July: (-0.2%) to $100.22
Top Energy Stocks
Energy shares are mixed in the last hour of trading for the week as crude oil futures pared some of their early losses to close above $100 a barrel--but still in the red.
Light, sweet crude oil for July delivery finished down 0.2% to $100.22 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was up 0.5% to $3.05 a gallon while natural gas was down 1.79% to $4.70 per million British thermal units.
In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund (USO) is down 0.26% to $39.58. The United States Natural Gas ETF (UNG) is down 1.8% at $11.95.
In late-session energy news, El Paso Corp. ( EP ) today said that it has amended and restated its revolving credit facility and also renewed its El Paso Exploration & Production Company, or EPEP, revolving credit facility. Both were set to mature in 2012.
There were no material changes to the covenant and collateral package regarding the $1 bln borrowing base facility for EPEP.
El Paso shares are down 0.78%, or $0.16, to $20.44.
Meanwhile, Chevron Corp. ( CVX ) said late Thursday four people died and one remained in serious condition at a nearby hospital after an explosion of a storage tank at its refinery in Pembroke, Wales.
Authorities at the scene said the fire began after a blast at a 730 cubic meter storage tank during maintenance work. An adjacent storage tank was also damaged.
Chevron shares are up 0.06%, or $0.06, to $101.18.
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