Oil exec and Trump ally Hamm seeks U.S. probe of oil price crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The founder of Continental Resources Inc (CLR.N), an ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, is pressing the U.S. commodity markets regulator and the exchange to probe whether market manipulation or system failure was behind this week’s unprecedented plunge in U.S. crude futures. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Continue Reading

Oil gains as hopes rise for production cut amid coronavirus outbreak

FILE PHOTO: An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Todd Korol TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil rose on Tuesday amid hopes that the world’s biggest producers of crude will agree to curtail production as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the global economy, Continue Reading

Asian shares hit 18-month top in festive cheer; oil, gold hold gains

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares jumped to an 18-month high on Friday while gold and oil prices stayed buoyant in a holiday-shortened week, as investor optimism was boosted by hopes a U.S.-China trade deal would soon be signed. FILE PHOTO: A man is reflected on a stock quotation board outside Continue Reading

Oil soars after Saudi facility attacks, weak China data hits shares

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Oil surged to four-month highs on Monday after weekend attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia sparked supply fears, while shares in Asia extended losses as bleak economic data from China sapped investors’ risk appetite. FILE PHOTO – Passersby are reflected on a stock quotation board outside Continue Reading

Oil prices edge higher on Chinese economic data

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose slightly on Monday as Chinese industrial output and retail data topped expectations but gains were capped by overall figures showing the country’s slowest quarterly economic growth in decades. A horizontal drilling rig on a lease owned by Parsley Energy operates at sunrise in the Continue Reading