Energy heavyweights were declining pre-market Friday. West Texas Intermediate crude oil for October delivery was down $1.59 at $53.76 per barrel at the New York Mercantile Exchange. The global benchmark Brent crude October contract lost $1.12 to $58.80 per barrel and September natural gas futures were 3 cents lower at $2.13 per 1 million BTU. In other sector news, Halliburton (HAL), Schlumberger (SLB), and Chevron (CVX) are among the oil rig operators in Venezuela in danger of getting shut down if the Trump administration does not extend the waiver of its sanctions on the country beyond the Oct. 12 deadline, Bloomberg reported. All three companies were recently trading more than 1% lower.
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