And that dubious record, experts say, means costlier gas is here to stay.
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The major oil explorer's pact with China and the sale of some of its assets boost the stock's allure.
The Dow falls nearly 4.5% for the month as stocks suffer modest losses. September, historically a tough month, looms. Markets are closed Monday for Labor Day.
With Syria about to be on the receiving end of a Tomahawk missile strike, a surge in crude oil is pushing up the sector.
The Syrian crisis lifts New York crude to its highest level since summer 2008. Brent briefly pushes above $117.
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