As the price of crude oil continues to slip down, the oil companies are cutting jobs to survive the business. In the first quarter of this year, blue collar jobs were deterred, this point, engineers and scientists will be affected.
Energy sector was the prime culprit among other stocks including materials and biotech, that pulled S&P 500 and Dow Jones lower recently. S&P 500 fell 2.2% and Dow eased 2.9% during the week ended 24 July. S&P 500 suffered biggest weekly decline since March.
Oil dropped on Monday as signs of a growing glut in refined products outweighed a fall in Saudi crude exports and slower U.S. rig activity.
Mexico kicked out foreign companies 77 years ago, but just last Wednesday the tables seem to turn as its government auctioned 14 exploration blocks to attract international energy companies, which will hopefully redeem the country's dwindling production.
Amazon Inc., through its subsidiary Amazon Web Services (AWS), will be building a 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina. The wind farm will be built and jointly operated by AWS and Iberdrola Renewables, LLC of Portland, Oregon, and is the first utility-scale wind farm in the state.
Oil and gas producer WPX Energy Inc (WPX.N) said it would acquire privately held RKI Exploration & Production LLC [REPI.UL] for $2.35 billion, the latest in a series of deals brought on by a steep drop in crude prices.
Oil dropped on Tuesday after Iran and six global powers reached a landmark nuclear deal that would see an easing of sanctions against Tehran and a gradual increase in its oil exports.
U.S. crude futures fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday after a surprise build in stockpiles while gasoline rallied on bets for strong fuel demand through the peak summer driving season.
U.S. crude oil futures steadied on Tuesday after falling sharply a day earlier on worries about Greece's indebtedness and China's stock market losses, although charts indicated renewed selling could push prices into bear market territory.
Oil prices suffered their biggest selloff in five months on Monday, falling as much as 8 percent as Greece's rejection of debt bailout terms and China's stock market woes set off a deepening spiral of losses.
Oil prices dropped on Friday as a rising U.S. rig count stoked more concerns about global oversupply while an investigation by Chinese regulators into suspected stock market manipulation further unsettled the market.
U.S. exports of ultra-light crude, also known as condensate, have doubled since the start of the year, with most shipments headed to Europe, according to traders familiar with the deals and data from an energy consultant.
Crude futures hit 3-week lows on Monday as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls, causing widespread risk aversion, while Iran looked likely to extend nuclear negotiations with the West to export more of its oil into an oversupplied market.
Two big trades in oil options worth nearly $60 million last week boosted volatility in that market and revived speculation among traders that U.S. producers are placing hedges to guard against another price rout this fall.
Oil prices were steady on Thursday as an unexpected build in U.S. gasoline inventories offset a higher than forecast draw in crude stocks.
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