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Oil prices edged up as a weaker dollar triggered by worries over U.S. protectionism gave some support to the market, despite an increase in U.S. production activity.

Protesters, Oil Companies Gear Up for Next Round at Standing Rock

Protesters opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline are gearing up for a new round of clashes after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. So are oil companies-and the private security firms they have hired to police the protests.

Peru Cancels Pipeline Contract With Odebrecht

Peru will terminate a contract with a consortium led by Odebrecht SA to build a $7-billion natural-gas pipeline, the latest blow to the Brazilian construction giant amid an expanding corruption scandal.

Regulators Push Peabody on Plan to Fund Mine CleanupPeabody Energy is facing pushback from state regulators in Missouri and Indiana that say the coal mining company hasn't explained how it intends to fund its obligation to clean up its mines once it exits bankruptcy protection.

China and India Curb Their Enthusiasm for Oil Reserves

The world's oil producers are counting on a production cut to boost crude prices, but a slowdown in stockpiling by China and India could be an obstacle.

Halliburton's Rebound Isn't Good Enough

Halliburton's results benefited from a sharp recovery in shale oil production, but it may have been too little for investors.

Halliburton Standing Firm on Price Increases

Halliburton has begun negotiating prices with customers after offering them steep discounts during a two-year oil downturn.

Equatorial Guinea Applies to Join OPEC

Equatorial Guinea said it had applied to join OPEC, in a sign of the cartel's renewed clout following its firstoutput cuts in eight years.

Rex Tillerson Clears Another Hurdle for Secretary of State Position

Despite lingering concerns from some Republicans, secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson cleared a key procedural hurdle on Monday, all but ensuring he will be approved as the nation's top diplomat.

Gulf Keystone Gets $15M Oil Payment

The chief executive of Gulf Keystone Petroleum said his company doesn't need a takeover deal to grow the business, but he would be willing to consider any sensible offer.

BP's Thunder Horse South Expansion Launches Ahead of Schedule

BP has launched the Thunder Horse South Expansion project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico 11 months ahead of schedule and $150 million under budget.

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January 24, 2017 07:15 ET (12:15 GMT)

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