LONDON -- Oil prices remained firm last week as neither Hurricane Isaac nor the refinery fire in Venezuela managed to cause any serious disruption to supplies. Operations in both areas are expected to get back to normal this week, relieving any possible pressure on supplies.
Despite this, the price of crude oil has stayed high. Shortly after London markets closed on Monday, Brent crude for October delivery was trading at $115.50 per barrel, while WTI crude was $96.70. U.S. markets were closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, but on Friday the United States Oil Fund
Oil prices have been strong all summer, but some small oil shares have outperformed the market by a big margin. Here are three of the summer's top climbers:
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