US crude oil prices settle above $53

 

US crude oil prices easily topped the $53 a barrel mark in Thursday’s trading and started heading to $54 a barrel. Overseas oil prices closed up as well.

West Texas Intermediate crude for February deliver rose 66 cents to finish the day at $53.57 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Global benchmark Brent crude oil for March delivery finished up 36 cents to settle at $56.42 a barrel in trading on ICE Futures Europe.

 

February natural gas fell 6 cents to $2.67 per 1,000 cubic feet.

The robust increase in US crude prices apparently affected some Oklahoma energy stocks including SandRidge Energy where shares jumped 75 cents for a gain of more than 18% to reach $4.87 for the day.

The increased crude oil prices didn’t help Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Corporation where executives were still no doubt celebrating a federal judge’s approval of the company’s exit plan from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Chesapeake stock suffered a nearly 18% plunge when shares fell 69 cents and finished Thursday’s trading at $3.21.

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. had a 7 cent increase or 1.25% gain to settle at $5.69.

Blueknight Energy Partners LP Common Stock had a half-point gain when shares rose one cent to $2.02.
Continental Resources, Inc. closed with a 2% gain when shares rose 38 cents and finished at $19.77.
Cypress Environmental Partners LP went up 18 cents for a more than 7% gain for the day and closed at $2.71.
Devon Energy Corp had a 6% gain as shares rose $1.15 to finish at $20.28.
Enable Midstream Partners LP shares increased 19 cents for a 3.15% gain to $6.22.
Gulfport Energy Corporation shares went up 3.25% to 12 cents.
Helmerich & Payne, Inc. saw a 10% gain when its stock increased $2.48 and reached $27.53.
LSB Industries, Inc. rose about 1% with a 3 cent increase and closed at $3.89.
Laredo Petroleum Inc settled up $2.06 at $27.74 for a gain of more than 8%.
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. lost 5 cents to close at $46.07, a slip of 0.11%.
Mammoth Energy Services Inc finished up 13 cents for a 2.84% gain to $4.70.
Matrix Service Co fell 42 cents or 2.73% to $14.94.
OGE Energy Corp. lost 44 cents and slid 1.41% to $30.72.
ONE Gas Inc dropped 6 cents to $71.46.
ONEOK, Inc. had a $1.02 hike to $44.76, a gain of 2.33%.
Ovintiv Inc closed up 45 cents for a 2.59% gain to $17.84.
Williams Companies Inc shares had a 2% gain  when they rose 45 cents and closed at $22.69.
We checked with the Texas Energy Report on other energy stocks.

Chevron (CVX) up 2.24 at 95.49 – change 2.40%

Concho Resources (CXO) up 1.20 at 69.80 – change 1.74%

ConocoPhillips (COP) up 0.84 at 47.87 – change 1.78%

Diamondback Energy (FANG) up 0.39 at 61.93 – change 0.63%

Energy Transfer LP (ET) down 0.11 at 7.13 – change 1.52%

Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) up 0.39 at 23.13 – change 1.71%

EOG Resources (EOG) up 2.14 at 62.24 – change 3.56%

ExxonMobil (XOM) up 1.89 at 50.31 – change 3.90%

Kinder Morgan (KMI) up 0.33 at 15.64 – change 2.15%

Marathon Oil Corp. (MRO) up 0.63 at 8.67 – change 7.83%

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) up 0.22 at 15.57 – change 1.43%

Occidental Petroleum (OXY) up 1.91 at 24.24 – change 8.55%

Phillips 66 (PSX) up 2.37 at 74.14 – change 3.30%

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) up 1.45 at 132.38 – change 1.10%

Valero (VLO) up 2.57 at 60.27 – change 4.45%

CLOSING TOP UTILITY STOCKS

American Electric Power (AEP) up 0.68 at 78.83 – change 0.87%

CenterPoint (CNP) up 0.03 at 20.85 – change 0.14%

Entergy (ETR) up 0.35 at 94.00 – change 0.37%

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