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Past articles by Tom:

Middle East analysts see Iran's fingerprints on tanker attacks — but slim chance of war

The attacks on a pair of tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday are likely the work of Iran, according to several analysts. → Read More

OPEC's oil output falls to 5-year low in May as group warns of weaker demand

Oil production from OPEC fell by 236,000 barrels per day in May to 29.88 million bpd, the lowest level since June 2014. → Read More

Trump says he's considering slapping sanctions on gas pipeline from Russia to Germany

The U.S. opposes Nord Stream 2, arguing the pipeline would allow Moscow to bypass Ukraine and use energy as a weapon against its neighbors. → Read More

Oil prices fall more than 2% on report of rising US crude stockpiles

U.S. commercial crude inventories rose by 4.9 million barrels in the week through June 7, according to the American Petroleum Institute. → Read More

The global boom in natural gas demand is about to slow, the International Energy Agency says

Natural gas demand grew at the fastest pace since 2010 last year, but a slowing global economy and other factors will put the brakes on runaway growth. → Read More

Trump administration approved nuclear energy transfers to Saudis after Khashoggi killing

The Trump administration twice approved the transfer of nuclear energy information to Saudi Arabia following the slaying of Jamal Khashoggi, according to Senate Democrats. → Read More

Why China's rare earths threat is no game-changer in the trade war

China is the world's leading producer of rare earths, but Beijing's ability to use them as a weapon is fairly limited, according to several analysts. → Read More

Soaring gasoline prices peak just in time for Memorial Day weekend

The biggest U.S. gasoline price surge in years is running out of steam just in time for the start of the summer driving season. → Read More

Sec. of State Pompeo says he's confident the oil market is well supplied despite Iran tensions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Thursday. → Read More

Iran ramps up uranium production, throwing 'a brick on the accelerator' to nuclear threshold

Iran has quadrupled its output of nuclear material amid rising tension with the U.S. and dangerous escalations in the Middle East. → Read More

OPEC is poised to defy Trump once again by keeping a lid on oil output

Major producers strongly signaled they will extend output cuts, which have helped to boost oil prices by about $20 a barrel this year. → Read More

Trump aims to cool tensions in Middle East, but Iran is probably not ready to negotiate

President Donald Trump appears to be paving the way for negotiations with Iran as tensions in the Middle East escalate and oil prices rise. → Read More

LanzaTech aims to fuel jets and make consumer goods from recycled carbon pollution

LanzaTech has proved it can transform greenhouse gas emissions into fuels and chemicals. Now the company is trying to bring its clean tech to the masses. → Read More

Trump's tweets swing stock market amid trade deal uncertainty

Stock futures spike and drop after President Donald Trump tweets there's "absolutely no need to rush" to reach a trade deal with China. → Read More

Chevron, the loser in the Anadarko buyout battle, is actually a winner on Wall Street

Chevron walks away from its deal to buy Anadarko with a $1 billion breakup fee and its "hard-won" reputation for capital discipline intact. → Read More

Twinkie-maker Hostess seeing record sales at Walmart and so JP Morgan thinks the stock is a buy

J.P. Morgan highlights a sales rebound for Twinkie-maker Hostess at the nation's largest retailer. → Read More

Catch me if you can: Occidental jet trail sets off more speculation on Wall Street

Occidental's bid for Anadarko largely boils down to the latter's oil and gas assets in the Permian Basin, where Anadarko and Shell share acreage. → Read More

Diamondback Energy stock surges 9% after driller launches $2 billion buyback program

Diamondback Energy, a pure-play Permian Basin driller, reported solid earnings as a rare bidding war has investors focused on Permian dealmaking. → Read More

One group of stocks is already on the cusp of a bear market as trade war heats up

Energy stocks slumped towards bear market territory after an escalation in the U.S.-China trade dispute dragged the stock market lower. → Read More

Here's how analysts think Chevron will respond to getting dumped by Anadarko

Chevron has a major decision to make after Anadarko decided to ditch a deal with the oil major and sell its business to Occidental. → Read More