Both US and European oil prices saw minor gains in Thursday’s trading.
Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery rose 12 cents. The West Texas Intermediate price settled at $37.41 a barrel in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Brent crude for August delivery rose 20 cents in ICE Futures trading and ended the day at $39.99 a barrel.
Natural gas remained unchanged at $1.82 per MMBtu.
Trading of Oklahoma-related energy firms saw Chesapeake Energy shoot up more than 7% or 94 cents before finishing the day at $14.05 a share.
ConocoPhillips dropped 41 cents to $44.71 while Devon Energy went up 20 cents or about 2% to finish at $12.72.
EOG Resources lost 22 cents on the day and ended at $55.15 while Marathon Oil added 28 cents or 5% to its shares before ending at $6.23.
ONEOK saw shares go up 13 cents and ended at $40.71 while Phillips 66 lost 60 cents a share and finished at $83.13.
American Electric Power fell 25 cents or about 3% and settled at $84.40.