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S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX:XJO) Energy stocks are lagging the benchmark today.

In afternoon trade, the ASX 200 is down 0.58%. But the big one energy stocks are doing far harder, as evidenced by the 2.55% decline in the US S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX:XEJ).

Oil and gas giant Woodside Energy Group Ltd (ASX:WDS) is down 3.78%, while rival ASX 200 Energy Share santos ltd (ASX:STO) slipped 1.12%.

This comes as crude oil prices fell again overnight.

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