BUZZ-Oil and gas companies: Brent crude trades almost $2 higher

Fri Feb 6, 2015 9:55am EST
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** U.S.-listed shares of oil producers and oilfield service providers rise as brent traded almost $2 higher on Friday, on track for its second weekly increase, as fighting in Libya and stronger economic signals from the United States helped futures rebound from near-six-year lows

** Top gainers - Swift Energy Co up 7.6 pct at $2.80, Penn West Petroleum Ltd up 4 pct at $2.31, Denbury Resources Inc up 4.7 pct at $9.31, Energy XXI Ltd up 8.6 pct at $3.97, Key Energy Services up 7.6 pct at $2.26, Goodrich Petroleum Corp up 6.4 pct at $3.15