UPDATE 5-Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

* Netanyahu and his defence chief see extended campaign ahead

8:54pm BST

UPDATE 8-U.S. crude oil jumps ahead of expiry, inventory drop supports

* U.S. September crude contract volatile ahead of expiration

8:50pm BST

Ohio River reopens as oil spill clean-up progresses

NEW YORK, Aug 20 - A 15-mile section of the Ohio River was reopened for limited traffic on Wednesday as clean-up of a 5,000-gallon fuel oil spill continued, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday.

6:06pm BST

UPDATE 1-Oil traders storing crude for profit as contango takes hold

LONDON, Aug 20 - Oil traders have begun fixing tankers to take North Sea, West African and Arab crudes to South Africa for storage, hoping for a repeat of the multi-million dollar bonanza they reaped in 2008-2009.

5:47pm BST

UPDATE 2-JA Solar plans to set up factories in N. America

* Raises FY shipments forecast to 2.9-3.1 GW from 2.7-2.9 GW

5:40pm BST
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