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Iran Unrest Continues to Buoy Crude Prices

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Oil prices ticked up on the back of ongoing antigovernment protests in Iran.

Gas Market Feels the Chill

Natural gas prices have rallied on a cold snap, yet supplies seem ample. A continuation of frigid weather could send prices surging more strongly in an echo of a rally four years ago.

Venezuela Misses Another Debt Payment, Raising Stakes for Bondholders

Venezuela has defaulted on another debt obligation, according to Standard & Poor's, intensifying investor fears about the country's ability to make more than $9 billion in bond payments due in 2018.

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BP Expects $1.5 Billion Charge Related to U.S. Tax Overhaul

BP is joining a host of companies whose earnings will be dented by the U.S. tax overhaul, saying it would suffer a roughly $1.5 billion accounting charge in the fourth quarter because of the legislation.

Seoul Seizes Second Ship Suspected of Transferring Oil to North Korea

South Korean authorities detained another ship suspected of transferring oil to North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions.

Glencore Sells Australian Coal Mine to GFG Alliance

Glencore has agreed to sell an underground coal mine in eastern Australia to GFG Alliance, an industrial conglomerate that last year picked up steel and iron-ore mining assets in the country.

Oil Prices Expected to Keep Rising in 2018, but It Could Be a Rocky Ride

Oil prices are likely to continue climbing in 2018 on the back of OPEC-led production cuts and a growing global economy, industry executives and analysts say. But any gains are expected to be kept in check by booming supplies from the U.S.

Sharp Reversal: Natural-Gas Investors Are on Edge

Investors wagered on a natural-gas rally last year but it never came. Instead, prices plunged 21% for the worst year since 2014.

Free Trade Has Been a Boon for Energy Independence

Nafta delivers a triple win for the U.S., Canadian and Mexican oil and natural-gas industries.

Proposed Changes to Offshore Drilling Rules Raise Questions

The Trump administration's proposed changes to offshore oil drilling rules are raising fundamental questions over whether safety regulators at the Interior Department should also be concerned with promoting oil and gas production.

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January 03, 2018 07:15 ET (12:15 GMT)