Oil Inches Higher But U.S. Inflation Data Weighs on Sentiment 

Oil prices were edging higher on growing tensions in the Middle East as talks on a Gaza truce end inconclusively.

Shell Sees LNG Demand Up at Least 50% by 2040 

Shell said it expected global demand for liquefied natural gas to grow beyond 2040, driven by industry in China and economic development in South and Southeast Asia.

A Tiny Hedge Fund Is Becoming a Thorn in the Side of Energy Giant BP 

London-based Bluebell Capital Partners has a history of aiming at big targets, and sometimes hitting them.

OPEC Sticks to Oil-Demand Growth View, Lifts Economic Forecast 

OPEC left its expectations for global oil-demand growth unchanged, but raised its economic forecast amid easing inflation and anticipated interest-rate cuts.

SEC's Gensler Bracing for Lawsuits Over Climate Rule 

Securities and Exchange Commission head Gary Gensler said possible lawsuits challenging the agency's proposed climate disclosure rule would be "part of our democracy," but added that the SEC is working to craft a rule that holds up to judicial scrutiny.

Phillips 66 Names Elliott-Backed Director to Board 

Oil refiner Phillips 66 named former Cenovus executive Robert W. Pease to its board, succumbing to pressure from activist investor Elliott Investment Management.

A Texas Oil Driller Banks a $26 Billion Deal, With Regrets 

Autry Stephens, 85, said he is selling the oil driller he founded, Endeavor, sooner than he would have liked.

AEP Enters Agreement With Icahn Capital 

The utility company said that Icahn Enterprises senior managing director Hunter Gary and retired executive vice president of Southern Company Gas Hank Linginfelter will join the board.

Permian Rivals Reach Deal to Create $50 Billion Oil-and-Gas Behemoth 

Diamondback Energy and Autry Stephens's Endeavor announce a merger as torrid dealmaking continues in the oil patch.

Former FirstEnergy Executives and Former Public Utility Official Indicted in Ohio 

Samuel Randazzo, ex-head of state utilities, was accused of receiving more than $4.3 million from FirstEnergy and its affiliates to provide favorable official actions for the company.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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