Sector Update: Energy Shares Mixed; Crude Slips to Trade Below $100 a Barrel
NYMEX Benchmark Crude July: (-2.4%) to $100.29
Top Energy Stocks
Energy shares are mixed while crude oil futures add to prior-session losses to trade below $100 a barrel.
Light, sweet crude for July delivery is trading down 0.97% to $99.32 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil is down 0.03% to $3.00 a gallon while natural gas is up 3.33% to $4.78 per million British thermal units.
In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund (USO) is down 0.61% to $39.28. The United States Natural Gas ETF (UNG) is up 2.93% at $12.10.
In mid-day news, Occidental Petroleum (OXY) shares are higher as the oil major, along with Total ( TOT ) and Hess ( HES ), halt production in Libya. The moves comes in response to unrest in that country, Bloomberg reports.
Occidental does not expect output from that country in the second quarter and employees have been withdrawn, the report says.
Occidental shares are up 0.38%, or $0.32, to $104.05.
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