Shares of energy companies fell slightly as traders discounted the risk of a full-blown war between Israel and Iran.

Globally tracked Brent crude futures fell for the fourth straight session.

Australian energy producer Santos said its oil and natural gas production fell by 7% in its latest quarter, after its operations were disrupted by bad weather and planned maintenance.

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