Monday, May 21, 2012

Chesapeake (CHK) (XOM) (CVX) Climb on Oil Prices, Natural Gas Demand

A number of energy companies enjoyed moves into positive territory today, including Chesapeake Energy (CHK), Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX), which were all up on stronger oil prices and a perceived increase in demand for natural gas as a streak of warmer weather approaches.

Shares of energy companies have been getting hit hard as of late, with 12 of the last 13 trading session has shares in the companies down.

The NYSE Arca Natural Gas Index, the NYSE Arca Oil Index, and the Philadelphia Oil Service Index were all trading positive in mid-day action.

Electrical utilities have been changing from coal use to cheaper natural gas, which has helped the beleaguered fuel source get some strength to it.

Oil prices rose to over $92 a barrel, jumping $.62 a barrel a little before noon.

BP (NYSE: BP), Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR) and Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) were all trading much stronger in response to positive signals.

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