Join The Discussion

 

Texas has old, new candidates to offer as presidential hopefuls

The Republican Party has long been riven between its establishment and conservative wings, a split that plays out every four years in the race for the White House.

read more >

Fort Worth draws closer to deal with Lancaster developer

City staff are planning to introduce the developer Feb. 3 at a meeting of the City Council's Housing and Economic Development Committee.

read more >

Two from Fort Worth appointed by Gov. Abbott to university boards

Steve Hicks, a University of Texas System regent who has been a vocal opponent of regents who have criticized the system’s flagship campus in Austin, was reappointed to the board by Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday. 

read more >

Compass BBVA names Happel CEO for Fort Worth

BBVA Compass has appointed Brian Happel, most recently the Fort Worth city president, its chief executive officer of Fort Worth.

read more >

Two Fort Worth Baylor medical properties acquired

Baylor Surgical Hospital of Fort Worth and Baylor Surgical Hospital Integrated Medical Facility are among three facilities acquired by Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II Inc.

read more >

 

Oil falls below $102 on US shutdown notice


PAMELA SAMPSON, AP Business Writer

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil fell Tuesday after parts of the U.S. government were ordered to shut down because of a budget impasse in Washington.

Benchmark oil for November delivery dropped 35 cents to $101.99 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 54 cents to close at $102.33 on Monday after trading as low as $101.05.

Just as the U.S. economy is struggling to expand, infighting among U.S. lawmakers is threatening to slow growth even further. On Monday, the last day of the current budget year, Congress failed to reach a critical agreement on short-term funding. That means some of the government must halt operations.

Separately, the government will run out of money to pay its bills by late October unless Congress raises the federal borrowing cap. Typically, lower spending is a negative for oil prices.

"When you're in a time of lower funding and money, you tend to cut things like travel," said Evan Lucas, market analyst at IG in Melbourne, Australia.

After climbing to over $110 in late August, the price of oil has fallen as diplomacy aimed at Syria and Iran eased concerns about Middle East supplies.

"Considering there was a big run-up in oil prices two weeks ago, it's just a bit of a correction," Lucas said.

Brent crude, the benchmark for international crudes used by many U.S. refineries, fell 64 cents to $107.73 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline fell 1 cent to $2.618 per gallon.

— Natural gas lost 2 cents to $3.54 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil retreated 1.1 cents to $2.961 per gallon.

 

< back

Email   email
hide
Catch
How 'bout them Cowboys?