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Upstream Stocks Saw Strong Buying Last Week

Kurt Gallon
Upstream Stocks Saw Strong Buying Last Week

Upstream energy stocks saw strong buying in the week ending September 14 amid sharp gains in crude oil prices. US crude oil went above $70 per barrel due to the bullish inventory report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and Iran sanctions. The gains were partially offset by a decline due to concerns about how trade wars will impact global demand. Overall, US crude oil rose 1.8% and ended the week at $69 per barrel. On the other hand, US natural gas fell 0.3% and ended the week at $2.77 per MMBtu (million British thermal units).