BUZZ-Oil stocks: Oil prices rise

miércoles 3 de diciembre de 2014 12:00 GYT

** Oil and gas companies' shares rise 2-9 pct as oil prices recover

** Brent oil rose on Wednesday as the market searched for a price floor after a near 40 pct fall since June, and as U.S. crude stocks fell last week

** Brent crude up 0.75 pct at $71.07/bbl at 10:48 ET; U.S. crude up 1.32 pct at $67.76/bbl

** Energy XXI Ltd up 8.8 pct at $3.48; Goodrich Petroleum Corp up 5.6 pct at $4.17; SandRidge Energy Inc up 5.5 pct at $2.61

** U.S.-listed shares of Petrobras SA up 3.6 pct at $9.32; Talisman Energy Inc up 2 pct at $4.73

** Brent hit a five-year low below $68/bbl on Monday after averaging around $110 a barrel in 2011 to 2013