BUZZ-Energy companies: Oil prices rise
** Shares of oil and gas producers up as oil prices rise in their last trading hours of 2015
** Brent up 0.9 pct at $36.78/barrel at 10.40 a.m ET; U.S. crude up 0.3 pct at $36.69/barrel
** California Resources Corp shares up 8.8 pct at $2.17, Southwestern Energy Co up 5.7 pct at $6.66, Whiting Petroleum Corp up 4.9 pct at $9.06
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