Oil prices settle 2% higher, lifted by rising Middle East tensions 

Crude-oil futures rose Friday, settling higher for the week, after a strike by Israeli forces a day earlier was said to have killed more than 100 Palestinians waiting for aid in Gaza, raising tensions in the oil-rich Middle East.

Plug Power resolves 'going-concern' issue, but latest results underwhelm 

The alternative-energy company missed the mark with its annual results.

Global CO2 Emissions Hit Record High in 2023, IEA Says 

Declines in Europe and the U.S. were offset by increases in China and India.

Frackers Are Now Drilling for Clean Power 

Oil-and-gas companies are accelerating investments in geothermal energy, betting the technologies that fueled the shale revolution can turn the budding industry into a large producer of clean power.

Energy & Utilities Roundup: Market Talk 

Gain insight on Athabasca Oil, Drax, Hunting and more in the latest Market Talks covering Energy and Utilities.

U.S. Crude Oil Stocks Rose by 4.2 Million Barrels Last Week 

U.S. crude oil inventories rose by 4.2 million barrels last week, surpassing estimates for a rise of 1.5 million barrels.

Uniper Warns on Earnings, Blames Lower Prices 

Uniper returned to profitability last year but said it expected lower earnings in 2024 due to likely lower energy prices.

Chevron's $53 Billion Deal for Hess in Jeopardy on Possible Exxon Challenge 

The Texas oil company has said it could pre-emptively match the price Chevron offered Hess for its 30% stake in a booming oil prospect off Guyana's coast.

Woodside Energy Annual Net Profit Falls 74%, Payout Ratio Steady 

Woodside Energy reported a 74% fall in annual net profit, in large part driven by impairing assets in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Australia.

Natural Gas Hasn't Been This Cheap in Decades 

The lowest inflation-adjusted prices in at least 34 years have drillers throttling down from record production.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

03-01-24 1615ET