Australian energy stocks crushed

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Shares in Australian energy producers took a hit from the global equities sell off.

At the close, Santos was down 4.4% to $4.95 and Woodside Petroleum 3.9% to $32.04.

LNG was off 8.9% to $0.46 and Origin Energy 6.1% to $8.82.

On Wall Street overnight, the energy sector had the steepest falls as oil prices slipped.

ExxonMobil shares were down 6%, the sharpest fall in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The larger oil market is down as well.

The WTI crude is off 1.9%, according to Markets Insider data, and the Brent Crude Oil is down 1.2%.

Natural gas fell the hardest, down 3.9%.

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