These Oil and Gas Stocks are Active as Big Oil Lobbies Congress

Big Oil (NYSE:USO) companies are lobbying hard today to open up more drilling areas in the U.S. Through the early part of trading on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Energy (NYSE:XLE) sector on the news.

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Shares of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $252.2 million, based on a current price of $98.22 (+$2.62) and 2.6 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.97 (-7.7%) from $103.58 to $95.61. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 7.4% (+$7.16). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 4.9% (-$5.37).

Shares of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) have a dollar volume of $141.9 million based on a current price of $75.64(+$1.32) and 1.9 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.46 (-15.3%) from $87.78 to $74.32. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 19, 2010 and November 4, 2010 when shares rose for 13 straight trading days, rising 20.1% (+$12.52). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 14.7% (-$13.86).

Shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $116.2 million, based on a current price of $66.84 (+$1.14) and 1.7 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.34 (-11.3%) from $74.04 to $65.70. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 17, 2010 and January 3, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 4.9% (+$3.10). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 5% (-$3.82).

Shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) have a dollar volume of $139.6 million based on a current price of $41.27(+40 cents) and 3.4 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 8, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.39 (-23%) from $53.93 to $41.54. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 12, 2011 and April 26, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 12.4% (+$5.60). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 8% (-$4.60).

Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are four million shares trading hands at $31.13(+10 cents), making up a dollar volume of $124 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 9, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.45 (8.3%) from $29.66 to $32.11. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 4, 2011 and January 12, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.4% (+$1.66). It saw one of its worst periods between May 10, 2011 and May 17, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 8% (-$2.52).