BUZZ-Oil and gas companies: Oil prices rise

Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:32am EDT
 
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** U.S.-listed shares of oil and gas companies among top percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange

** Oil prices rise after lower-than-expected build of crude stocks in the United States

** Brent crude futures up $1.35 at $59.78 by 1438 GMT; U.S. crude futures gained $1.60 to reach $54.89

** Bellatrix Exploration Ltd up 9.7 pct at $3.16; Rex Energy Corp up 10.7 pct at $4.97; Swift Energy Co 8 pct at $3.11

** Basic Energy Services Inc up 8.6 pct at $8.96; Civeo Corp up 10.5 pct at $4; Key Energy Services up 13 pct at $2.26