US STOCKS-Wall St opens lower as oil plunges further

martes 8 de diciembre de 2015 11:00 GYT

* Oil prices hit fresh post 2009 lows

* Exxon, Chevron fall more than 3 percent

* Chipotle drops as students fall ill after eating at its chain

* Indexes down: Dow 1.01 pct, S&P 0.82 pct, Nasdaq 0.70 pct (Updates to open)

By Tanya Agrawal

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened lower on Tuesday as shares of energy companies and miners were dragged down by a continued slide in oil prices and fears of a global economic slowdown on weak Chinese trade data.

U.S. crude fell below $37 per barrel for the first time since early 2009 amid fears the world was running out of capacity to store crude as a global glut intensifies.

Oil majors Exxon and Chevron were down more than 3 percent, while miner Freeport McMoRan fell 3.6 percent. Exxon was the biggest drag on the S&P and was the second-biggest drag on the Dow.

"The fall in oil prices suggests weak demand globally and has worried investors as they put together their outlook for the coming year," said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida.   Continuación...