BUZZ-U.S. oil, gas stocks up as crude rebounds off 12-year lows

Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:02pm EST
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** U.S.-listed shares of oil and gas companies up as crude prices climbed, rebounding off 12-year lows as hopes for easier monetary policy in Europe calmed ailing financial markets

** Benchmark Brent futures for March delivery surged 29 cents, or 1 pct, to $28.17/barrel; WTI crude futures rose 20 cents, or 0.7 pct, to $28.55/barrel

** S&P Energy Index up 2.37 pct

** Heavyweights up: Exxon Mobil Corp 0.96 pct, Chevron Corp 1.72 pct, Schlumberger Ltd 1.85 pct

** Biggest gainers: Unit Corp 24 pct, Consol Energy Inc 12.42 pct, Range Resources Inc 10.86 pct, Southwestern Energy Co 10 pct, Murphy Oil Corp 8 pct, Devon Energy Corp 8 pct, Noble Energy Inc 7.18 pct; Transocean Ltd 7 pct; Seadrill Ltd 6.4 pct