U.S. oil prices end lower but front-month Brent crude has highest finish of 2024 

U.S. oil futures ended lower Wednesday, pressured by government data showing a fifth consecutive weekly climb in domestic commercial-crude inventories.

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.

Energy & Utilities Roundup: Market Talk 

Find insights on Canada's Trans Mountain expansion project, EDP Renovaveis, Endesa, and more in the latest Market Talks covering Energy and Utilities.

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.

Iran Reduces Near-Weapons-Grade Stockpile, Defying Expectations 

The country has amassed enough near-weapons-grade material for several nuclear weapons but recently pulled back from expanding its stockpile.

Oil Market Gets a Russian Lesson: Sell on the Sound of Cannons 

On the second anniversary of the Ukraine invasion and amid ongoing attacks on a vital energy shipping corridor, the oil price is stuck in peacetime.

Woodside to Sell Scarborough JV Stake to Japan's Jera 

Woodside Energy said it has agreed to sell 15.1% of the venture developing the Scarborough natural-gas field offshore Australia to Japan's Jera for $1.4 billion as part of a broader strategic relationship.

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