BUZZ-Oil and gas companies: Oil prices rise

Thu Jul 2, 2015 11:48am EDT
 
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** U.S.-listed shares of oil and gas companies up 3-6 pct

** Oil prices edges higher as dollar slips following weaker-than-expected U.S. non-farm payrolls data

** Brent crude up 1.4 pct at $62.88/bbl at 11:27 ET; U.S. crude up 1.4 pct at $57.78

** VAALCO Energy Inc up 6.2 pct, Pacific Drilling SA up 4.9 pct, Advantage Oil and Gas Ltd up 4.7 pct

** Baytex Energy Corp up 4.6 pct, Just Energy Group Inc up 4.3 pct, Magellan Midstream Partners LP up 3.7 pct