Shares of energy producers were flat as oil futures continued their recent climb, buoyed by tensions in key oil-producing regions.
Concerns the conflict between Iraqi forces and those from Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk might crimp supply in the region have supported prices recently.
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Saudi Arabia still plans to publicly list a portion of its state oil company in 2018, the kingdom's oil minister said Tuesday.
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October 17, 2017 17:55 ET (21:55 GMT)