Thursday, June 9, 2011

BP (BP) (HAL) (PBR) (ECA) (HES) Close Mixed on OPEC, Inventory

Shares of BP (NYSE:BP), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), Petrobras (NYSE:PBR), Encana Corp. (NYSE:ECA) and Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) closed mixed Wednesday, as inventory was down and OPEC couldn't reach a production agreement.

July crude oil climbed $1.65, or 1.67 percent on the New York Mercantile Exchange, settling at $100.74 a barrel, trading in a range of $98.02 to $101.89 on Wednesday.

U.S. gasoline stockpiles jumped 2.21 million barrels last week, more than expected, and distillate stocks increased by 810,000 barrels, against a projection for stocks to remain the same, according to the EIA.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration said crude stock in the U.S. fell 4.85 million barrels, the biggest drop since December 2010.

Hess Corporation closed Wednesday at $73.77, falling $0.76, or 1.02 percent. Encana ended the session at $32.70, down $0.13, or 0.40 percent. Petrobras closed at $32.84, gaining $0.20, or 0.61 percent. Halliburton ended the day at $47.69, dropping $0.41, or 0.85 percent. BP closed at $43.49, losing $0.51, or 1.16 percent.

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