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LNG tankers lurking at sea looking for a better deal

Bloomberg

Less LNG evaporation means more flexibility to find best buyer. Gas market looking more like oil as ships become trading tools.

By Anna Shiryaevskaya

LONDON
Petroleumworld 08 18
2017

When the tanker Provalys left Louisiana for Chile last month with a full load of U.S. liquefied natural gas, it sailed around South America instead of taking a shortcut through the expanded Panama Canal. Not only may the route be cheaper without canal transit fees, but advances in technology mean less of the fuel would end up lost at sea during the journey.

1 million barrels of Venezuelan heavy crude stranded off sea

Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Bank jitters over Venezuela stall oil delivery to U.S. refiner. The Suezmax sized oil tanker Karvounis lies at anchor stranded off the coast of Louisiana for lack of a bank letter of credit to discharge its cargo of Venezuelan heavy crude, south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, U.S. August 17, 2017.

By Marianna Parraga

MEXICO CITY
Petroleumworld 08 18
2017

A tanker carrying a cargo of about 1 million barrels of Venezuelan heavy crude has been stranded for more than a month off the coast of Louisiana for lack of a ban

 

 

 

 


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OPEC's oil-glut could last years


Global inventories could remain oversupplied beyond 2018: IEA . Group may need to suppress output for years, ESAI Energy says

By Grant Smith

LONDON
Petroleumworld 08 17 2017

U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil, gas lease sale yields $121 million in high bids

Lee Celano/Reuters

Unused oil rigs sit in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Fourchon, Louisiana August 11, 2010. Lee Celano

Reporting by Eric Walsh

WASHINGTON
Petroleumworld 08 17 2017

Big oil backing energy-technology start-ups


Big Oil Follows Silicon Valley Into Backing Green Energy Firms

By Anna Hirtenstein

LONDON
Petroleumworld 08 16 2017

Ecuador to renegociate output in deal with OPEC


Ecuador says it'll cap output at higher level negociations with OPEC

By Stephan Kueffner

QUITO
Petroleumworld 08 16 2017

U.S. shale drillers keep pressure on OPEC with record output


EIA expands monthly shale forecasts to include Anadarko region. September oil output seen at record 6.15 million barrels a day

By Catherine Traywick

WASHINGTON
Petroleumworld 08 15 2017

Pemex in talks with producers for crude swap: refining chief

Henry Romero/Reuters

Carlos Murrieta, Pemex's director of industrial transformation, speaks during an interview at Reuters Latin American Investment Summit in Mexico City, Mexico.

By Marianna Parraga and Ana Isabel Martinez

MEXICO CITY
Petroleumworld 08 15 2017

A potential Venezuelan crude ban has lobbying pitting refiners against Harold Hamm


Threat of Venezuelan oil ban pits oil boss Hamm against refiners

By Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bill Allison, and Meenal Vamburkar

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK
Petroleumworld 08 14 2017

Lozoya, former Pemex CEO denies receiving $10 million Odebrecht bribe

Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg

Emilio Lozoya. Media reports allege Odebrecht won refinery work after bribe, Lozoya says Odebrecht bribery claims are 'absolutely false'

By Christine Jenkins and Fabiana Batista

BOGOTA/SAO PAULO
Petroleumworld 08 14 2017

 


OIL PRICES

Updated: Aug. 19 2017, 09:34 GMT / closing oil prices

 

08/17

OPEC Basket
$48.07
-0.62

08/18

Mexico Basket
$45.30
+1.25
08/18
Venezuela Basket *
$45.11
-1.40

08/18

ICE Brent
$52.72
+1.69
08/18
NYMEX WTI
$48.51
+1.42
08/18
NYMEX Natural Gas
$2.89
-0.04
08/18
USD/MXN Mexican peso
17.69
08/18

Euro/USD

1.17
08/18 USD/VBO
16.256
Parallel Market

* Average weekly price


 

 

 

 


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