BUZZ-Oil and gas companies: Oil prices rise

Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:10pm 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 2.3 pct at $59.76; U.S. crude futures up 5.1 pct at $56.03

** Paragon Offshore Plc up 21.9 pct at $2.06; Bellatrix Exploration Ltd up 12.2 pct at $3.23; Swift Energy Co up 10.4 pct at $3.18,

** Seventy Seven Energy Inc up 13.2 pct at $5.20; Basic Energy Services Inc up 12.7 pct at $9.3; Civeo Corp up 11.9 pct at $4.05; Key Energy Services up 16 pct at $2.32

** Approach Resources Inc up 12.4 pct at $9.31; Rex Energy Corp up 10.1 pct at $4.94