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Headlines 2017 January/June



Friday, July 14 2017

Staatsolie signed Exxon, Hess and Statoil to develop Block 59 in Surinam

UN human rights experts tell Peru to first deal on pollution and locals rights before continue oilfield negociations

PDVSA oil exports to Cuba drop, energy shortages worsen

Global auto producers want China to soften electric car quotas

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says US, Mexico prosperity inextricably tied

U.S. diesel exports find way to Australia via BP

Premier Oil will step up investments in Mexico and Brazil as UK exploration not longer atractive

$2 bln in investment sees Mexico from new onshore oil contracts

Total success in Mexico onshore oil and gas auction spurs output hopes

Oil edges lower on Friday on high fuel inventories, industry efficiency

Thursday, July 13 2017

Brazil's Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

Mexico sets Aug pricing formulas for US, European buyers

Petrobras can apply hedge accounting - Brazil's CVM

Oil supply from OPEC is lost in a fog of data: Kemp

Oil market balance, Trinidad & Tobago and Australia projects almost online - BP's Dudley

Statoil expand stake in Brazil licence to 76 pct

China to produce nearly half of new electric car models by 2020 - study

Reuters interview with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Russia could be delivering more forbidden turbines to Crimea: Reuters witnesses

Oil prices dip Thursday as IEA sees waning compliance with OPEC cuts

Wednesday, July 12 2017

Petrobras board approves IPO for fuel distribution unit

Petrobras management and advisors clear of wrongdoing in 2010 share offer

Pemex axes $100 million contract with Odebrecht

AES and Siemens create joint-venture for energy storage market

PDVSA says could seek to renegotiate Oct debt payment

Brazil deep-water can be as profitable as shale - Total CEO

Total can break even at $50 a barrel - Pouyanne

South Korea intelligence officials say North Korea doesn't have ICBM re-entry technology

Petrobras, UTC Engenharia at odds over services contract cancellation

Oil rises $48 Wednesday as API reports drop in U.S. fuel stocks

Tuesday, July 11 2017

Pemex expects active farm-out season in 2018: CEO

PDVSA says guarantees investor security amid uncertainty

Gazprom says possible U.S. sanctions may delay Nord Stream 2

Royal Dutch Shell sees rising investment in renewables

Saudi Aramco CEO sees oil supply shortage as investments and discoveries drop

Total seen with excelent chances to move in on Qatar gas deals

Up to 17 France's nuclear reactors may close by 2025 - Hulot

Tesla Inc. wades into Australia's battle over energy future: Russell

India's IOC buys first ever U.S. crude oil, to step up purchases

Oil steadies on Tuesday but outlook remains weak

Monday, July 10 2017

$60 oil before year-end -Barron's, citing Citi analyst

Russia has competitive edge over U.S. for gas sales to Europe - Putin

Venezuelan crude sales to the U.S lowest in 14 years

Baker Hughes reports U.S. drillers add oil rigs, pace remains slow

Kansas Wolf Creek nuclear facility operator is victim in hacking spree -Bloomberg

Oil price to test U.S. shale profits: Kemp

Petrobras puts all its Paraguay operations for sale

Trader Cargill completes sale of petroleum business to Macquarie

Venezuela marks 100 days of protest with opposition leader out of prison but under house arrest

Oil recovers some losses Monday but market still under pressure

Friday, July 07 2017

Petrobras to sell 70% stake at Maromba oil field, in Campos basin

Brazil's Pré-Sal Petróleo says oil production at Libra to be delayed

Peru to auction former Odebrecht natgas pipeline project in 1st-half 2018

Mexico expects four more oil and gas auctions before by end of 2018

Sale of diesel and gasoline vehicles will end in France by 2040 - Ecology Minister

US is committed to NATO defense, called Russia to end its destabilization of Ukraine

Russia's Energy Minister says global oil pact working, no new steps needed

Long term LNG deal expected by Poland from U.S

Big energy court Qatar for gas expansion role despite crisis

Saudi A. tightens its grip on Japan, its biggest Asian oil market

U.S. natural gas market rebalances as power producers increase coal burning : Kemp

Brazil plans reforms that could privatize the power-sector

Oil prices fall 2 percent Friday on signs market still oversupplied


Thursday, July 06 2017

Brazil on fast track to boost adoption of biofuel mandates -industry group

Braskem faces stock market suspension for failing to submit financials at deadline

Brazil may allow power utility Eletrobras to raise rates at dams impacted by 2012 rules

New Nigeria's national gas policy is approve by cabinet

Diesel market is booming in Asia and draws rare European cargoes

Arab states to deliver verdict on Qatar as compromise elusive

Gazprom to start gas supplies to China via Siberia in Dec. 2019

Volvo to go all electric with new models from 2019

Take Two for U.S. president Trump in talks with unnerved European allies

Oil recovers Thursday from fall, bond yields regain traction

Wednesday, July 05 2017

Brazil's Renova Energia confirms receiving formal bid from Brookfield

Canada Court orders seizure of oil tanker carrying crude from Iraqi Kurdistan on request from Iraq

Brazil's Petrobras teams up with CNPC to finish petrochemical Comperj unit, paper says

Big oil and global companies have to open up about climate risks - Shell CEO

W. Africa Crude-Nigerian and Angolan July surplus gets smaller

Indian refiners tap spot crude market from Middle East and Russia to feed increased capacity

Oil retreat takes wind out of sails of European stocks rally, M&A in focus

Indian Oil Corp plans to buy N. American sour crude for the first time

Brookfield bid to control Brazil's Renova, sources say

Oil slips Wednesday after eight-session bull run on rising OPEC exports, strong dollar

Tuesday, July 04 2017

Diesel imports in Brazil hit record despite drop in local sales

Delay of methane regulation by Trump administration regulation rejected by court

Oil output in Brazil jumps 4.5 pct in May from April

Angolan crude oil mostly sold, Nigerian surplus remains

GE - Baker Hughes done deal, becomes No. 2 oilfield service provider

WorleyParsons wins contract from Saudi Aramco for offshore facilities and pipes in Marjan oilfield- sources

Into a bear entrapment in oil Hedge Funds walk into: Kemp

Total marks return to Iran with gas field deal

Brazil Energy Ministry opens hearings on power industry revamp for 30 days

Saudi A., allies give Qatar two more days to accept demands

Crude oil prices fall on U.S. holiday after eight days of gains

Monday, July 03 2017

Chilean research scientists produce biodiesel from microalgae

Brazil could pay Petrobras money in 'Transfer of Rights' deal -source

Oil drillers cut rigs for first week in U.S. since January: BH rig count report

Petrobras activities normal despite Brazil strike, executives say

Puerto Rico approves potential bankruptcy for power utility PREPA

U.S. shale oil producers are drilling themselves into a hole: Kemp

Petrobras to review diesel, gasoline prices more frequently

John Wood Group takeover target Amec Foster Wheeler to retain European nuclear business

Atlantic Basin oil on demand by Asia, as buyers prep for winter

China energy consumption is expected to fall, demand may already have peaked - researchers

India crimps Trump's US LNG export aims

Canada's British Columbia government toppled in non-confidence vote

Oil stages longest rally Monday since 2012, OPEC output may cap gains

Friday, Jun 30 2017

Three U.S.-Mexico NuStar pipelines get permits by U.S. -DOS

Brazil's Cia Energética de Minas Gerais SA (Cemig) eyes public auction of Light S.A. stake

European gasoline demand by U.S. stalls, casting shadow on demand

Coking coal futures soar as China's import limit stirs supply fears

China to control coal imports, ban in effect at small ports from July 1

The rise of LNG moving ahead, Europe set to be natural gas kingmaker : Russell

OPEC still pockets more dollars despite the production cut and lower prices

Engie says to weather LNG oversupply with long-term deals

Oil prices should be let by OPEC to rebalance the market: Kemp

Crude oil prices firm Friday, set for biggest weekly gain since mid-May









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