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What Drove Upstream Energy Stocks Last Week?

Kurt Gallon
What Drove Upstream Energy Stocks Last Week?

In the week ending October 5, upstream energy stocks rose for the fourth consecutive week. The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP), which includes 56 upstream companies, rose 0.8% last week. XOP’s gains could be attributed to the rise in commodity prices. US natural gas rose 4.3% last week and ended at $3.14 per MMBtu (million British thermal units). Read Natural Gas Is at an Eight-Month High: What’s Next? for an update on natural gas.