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Oil Prices Wavering Prices Thursday

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Oil prices wavered between gains and losses on Thursday, as traders weighed higher oil output against a major pipeline outage.

Natural Gas Declines on Bearish Weather

Natural gas prices settled lower Thursday, pulled down by mild weather and rising production.

World Oil Supply Hits Year High, Boosted by U.S. Shale Surge

Shale producers are roaring back to life, pushing the global oil supply to its highest level in a year and undermining OPEC's efforts to rebalance the market, the International Energy Agency said.

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Australia Deals Blow to BP's Post-Spill Recovery Plans

BP suffered a setback to its post-Deepwater Horizon plans after the Australian government said it would block a $1 billion deal that would have made it the country's dominant consumer-fuel retailer.

Warburg Pincus Group Invests $780 Million in Texas Shale Startup

A group led by Warburg Pincus agreed to invest $780 million in an oil-exploration company, one of the largest private equity investments in a shale startup.

Trump's Pick to Oversee Chemical Safety at EPA Withdraws

President Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, Michael Dourson, has withdrawn from consideration.

U.S. Oil Inventories Decline Sharply

Crude-oil stockpiles fell by 5.1 million barrels to 443 million barrels, for the week ended Dec. 8, and are now in the middle of the average range for this time of year, the EIA said. Analysts surveyed had predicted crude supplies would fall by 2.9 million barrels on the week.

Westinghouse Says Sales Process Generated Significant Interest

A Westinghouse Electric lawyer said Wednesday that the exploratory sale process the company is conducting has generated significant interest from potential suitors.

OPEC Oil Output Falls to Six-Month Low but U.S. Fills Gap

OPEC production fell to its lowest in six months but rival U.S. production was surging faster than expected, meaning oil markets may not rebalance before the end of 2018, the oil cartel said in its closely watched monthly oil report.

U.S., Japan Express Concern Over China's Interest in Saudi Oil Giant

The U.S. and Japan have urged Saudi Arabia to pursue an international listing for oil giant Aramco, fearing the possible sale of a stake to China would give Beijing too much sway in the Middle East.

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December 14, 2017 16:15 ET (21:15 GMT)