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Energy shares were mixed in pre-market trade Friday as crude oil futures slipped.
Light, sweet crude oil for September delivery was down 0.09% at $101.98 per barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil was up up 0.38% at $2.89 per gallon while natural gas was down 0.47% at $3.83 per million British thermal units.
In other energy news, LyondellBasell ( LYB ) reported Q2 earnings and sales that exceeded analysts' expectations but warned that results in Q3 will be negatively impacted by the delayed start-up of its La Porte ethylene plant.
The chemical company said earnings from continuing operations rose to $2.22 per diluted share from $1.60 the year earlier, exceeding the $1.92 average estimate from analysts polled by Capital IQ. Sales rose to $12.1 billion from $11.1 billion, also coming in ahead of the $11.4 billion consensus estimate.
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