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Petroleumworld Headlines News 2017
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Thursday, Jun 29 2017

Stockpiles of U.S. crude edge higher last week , gasoline draws down - EIA

Top venezuelan court installations attack by rogue police helicopter, regime hunt attackers, opposition suspicious

Force majeure on Maya crude declare by Pemex from Pacific coast

Major malicious code cyber attack virus disrupts businesses around world

New economic sanctions on Qatar being considered - UAE

Pipeline firms like Plains All American and TransCanada Corp discounts rile clients, roil markets

CNPC suspends fuel sales to North Korea as risks mount-sources

Hedge funds hold near-record short positions in oil: Kemp

BP Pan American Energy to invest $1.2 bln in Argentina in 2017

Oil prices rise Thursday to two-week high on dip in U.S. output

Wednesday, Jun 28 2017

Petrobras should cut Bolivian natural gas purchases - Government study study

Brasil's power firm CESP will have a roadshow sale in July sponsor by Sao Paulo state

U.S. shale Pioneer Natural Resources CEO sees Saudi Arabia moving to lift oil prices

Total launches new start-up incubator to accelerate digital technology in oil industry

Rosneft targets bigger gas output, lower costs

BP doubles down on deepwater despite surging shale

Trump seeks boost for U.S. energy exports

China bet long into African floating LNG projects in strategic push

Barrel little changed after 3-day gain, supply glut weighs

Oil prices drop Wednesday as rising U.S. fuel stocks revive glut concerns

Tuesday, Jun 27 2017

Petrobras halts production after leak in Campos basin

Angolan and other W. Africa Crude-Oils booked east, but Nigerian excess remains

Eletrobras' CEO says not considering resigning

Hedge funds abandon all hope in OPEC rebalancing the market: Kemp

U.S. solar industry production could drop 66 pct if trade case succeeds -report

First Lithuania U.S. LNG deal signed with Cheniere Energy

Qatar escalate Gulf crisis with neighbors bringing Turkish military - Bahrain

Oil tanker firm Frontline drops DHT pursuit and steers away from deals

French electricity increase demand in May due to boosts by Public transport sector -RTE

Oil up Tuesday on weaker dollar, supply glut caps gain

Monday, Jun 26 2017

Pemex looking to import over 3.5 mln barrels of gasoline after Salina Cruz refinery fire

Baker Hughes reports that U.S. drillers add oil rigs for record 23rd week in a row

Cheaper gasoline should boost U.S. fuel consumption: Kemp

YPF says costs falling in Vaca Muerta's Loma Campana shale field

Rosneft considers selling a stake in its retail business

Norway should split wealth fund from central bank - panel

Brazil to received half of Norway forest protection payments due to Amazon continue deforestation

No more oil exploration licences in France - Energy Minister

China top crude supplier Russia at record with 1.35 mln bpd in May

Big data key to save big money on oil drilling

Qatar have to comply with 13 demands to end crisis, Arab state official says

Oil steadies Monday above November lows but under threat from U.S. supply

Friday, Jun 23 2017

Pemex sees restart of Salina Cruz refinery on July 30

Petrobras revives plan for IPO of BR Distribuidora fuel distribution unit

Colombia's Cano Limon crude pipeline still non operative due to guerrilla bomb

Disputed technology in the Arctic to be use by Statoil for now

Test time for Saudi pledge OPEC "whatever it takes" resolve to defend oil price

Brazil's Braskem to invest $675 mln in 6th U.S.-based polypropylene plant

Rosneft CEO says takeover of India's Essar is closed

U.S. motorists seen hitting roads on July 4 holiday

OAS nations empty handed on Venezuela crisis

Oil edges up Friday, but still set for biggest first-half fall since 1990s

Thursday, Jun 22 2017

PDVSA says Cardon refinery cracker working normally

S. Arabia eases austerity just as oil prices decline: Kemp

Russia's Rosneft will stay in Venezuela forever - Sechin

Oil market waiting for shale's pain threshold: Kemp

Exxon and Shell could waste trillions if climate targets reached -report

Norway offers record number of blocks for Arctic oil exploration in the Barents Sea

South Africa govt to review nuclear plans in response to recession

Saudi king empowers young reformer son Mohammed bin Salman's in succession shake-up

Woodside Energy requests arbitration in row over Senegal oil project

Oil prices slip Thursday as physical excess overpowers OPEC

Wednesday, Jun 21 2017

Brazil police probe alleged corruption at utilities Cemig and Electrobras

Pemex to up gasoline imports after refinery fire

Ex-chief of YPFB oil firm Guillermo Acha detained for questioning

To stabilise the market OPEC should heed lessons from Achnacarry Agreement-Kemp

Renewable energy have not harmed U.S. power grid -industry study

Britain's Centrica largest natural gas storage site to close

Australia to cut power bills and to delay gas export curbs

Eni, Iran sign agreement for oil and gas field studies

John kemp: Hedge funds sour on crude oil and fuels

Oil languishes Wednesday near multi-month lows on glut fears

Tuesday, Jun 20 2017

Mexico a winner with two-thirds of blocks auctioned in shallow water oil tender

The Vanguard Group settles U.S. lawsuit on Petrobras

Brazil's state oil company Petrobras increase oil output oil 4 percent in May

Chevron finally victorious in Ecuador pollution case when U.S. top court turned away an appeal

BHP's new chairman Ken MacKenzie has choice between exciting and boring: Russell

For Saudis oil market fundamentals heading in right direction- Falih

CCS needed in climate change fight, IEA says

Pemex accidents raise doubts about deep water exploration

South Korea to complete dismantling of oldest nuclear reactor by 2032

Oil prices hit seven-month lows Tuesday on global oversupply

Monday, Jun 19 2017

ExxonMobil to go ahead in developing Guyana's Liza-Payara oil field

Latest data from Baker Hughes say U.S. drillers add oil rigs in record streak but pace stays slow

Fire at Pemex's Salina Cruz refinery has been put out

Oil glut shows in ageing supertankers used to store unsold oil

Iran gas deal with Total ready within weeks - minister

LREM with a parliamentary majority, a big win for Macron

Oil prices pause Mid-day Monday after sharp falls

Sinopex and PetroChina take petrol price battle to the pumps

Mexico preforming next oil round with cautious optimism

Oil prices fall early Monday on further rise in US drilling, signs of slowing demand


Friday, Jun 16 2017

Amazon natives reach deal with Frontera (former Pacific) over oilfield in Peru

Bolivia replaces YPFB chief, on drilling equipment contract

Norway bans use of heating oil in buildings

U.S. shale drillers on test by low oil prices : Kemp

Jet fuel from Singapore to Europe from chinese traders

A gas field row with Iran lower India's oil imports

BP's CEO Bob Dudley seen reigning for years to restore major's might

S. Arabia's oil exports seen below 7 mln bpd in summer

Dakota pipeline on more environmental analysis - U.S. judge orders

Oil prices bounce Friday but stuck near 2017 lows on supply overhang

Thursday, Jun 15 2017

Violence, vandalism in Venezuela by regime on residential blocks, opposition condemns raids

Petrobras cuts gasoline and diesel prices

Trump admin to suspend rule on methane gas emissions -document

U.S. troops expands presence in Syrian desert, rebels say

U.S. shale drillers and OPEC on collision course: Kemp

China looks to the "Nimble Dragon"a small reactor for nuclear edge

SPACs the new surging shale spawns financing structure for energy infrastructure

Yusuf Alireza, ex-CEO of Noble Group claims millions of dollars in unpaid shares from company founder

China's oil output lowest on record in May; refiners churn out more

Oil prices struggle on the down side Thursday on doubts OPEC can rein in oversupply

Wednesday, Jun 14 2017

Pemex says suspends operations at Salina Cruz refinery due to tropical storm calvin

Raíz en a JV of Cosan and Shell offers Tonon Bioenergia $248 mln for two brasilian ethanol mills

Brazil graft probe targets Aldemir Bendine former head of Petrobras

Apple to finance clean energy with a pledge of $1 bln green bond after U.S' Paris climate exit

Forecasters see el Nino signal weakening in the Pacific: Kemp

Oil market rebalancing at slower pace, output rises - OPEC

OPEC supply cuts undermine by oil in Asian storage for later sale by traders

GCF Climate fund criticized by Trump has slow, complex start

U.S. shale companies exposed to falling oil prices as hedges expire

Oil slips Wednesday as data points to fast-growing supply

Tuesday, Jun 13 2017

Oil slips Wednesday as data points to fast-growing supply

Petrobras says platform fire briefly halted production

Pemex fined $20 mln for anti-competitive fuel practices

John Kemp: Hedge funds remain cautious on oil

Saudi Arabia to limit July oil volumes to Asia, slash U.S. volumes

Qatar connects new shipping routes to Oman amid food shortage fears

Nuclear radiation, risk and robots: Ripping out a reactor's heart

Embattled trader Noble receives interest for oil business - FT

U.S. Commerce to unveil plan to cut factory rules this week

May Marine crude Qatar price at $50.05/bbl, Land at $50.65

Saudi Arabia to supply above contracted vols to one Asian buyer

Oil rises Tuesday on Saudi pledge to make real supply cuts

Monday, Jun 12 2017

Brazil could extend special repetro oil sector customs regime -sources

U.S. Sec. State Tillerson urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

Macron seen launching France's privatisation drive with airports

Petrobras reports explosion on drill ship in the Marlim field

Oil for cut-exempt producers could swamp OPEC

Iran oil exports to West on the raise, almost on par with Asia

Qatar rejects designations of terrorist by four Arab states

A fuel-neutral clean energy target needed in Australia - Energy review

South Korea's nuclear operator urges careful approach on energy policy

Oil prices driven up early Monday by futures bets, but market remains bloated

Friday, Jun 09 2017

Venezuela enters grace period on $30 mln interest payment to CAF

Oil price pass over geopolitical tensions on excess inventories supply but some see red flags

Oceans Day puts spotlight on climate change, pollution, overfishing

Petrobras revokes gas contract with Batista's J&F Investimentos over corruption

Petrobras may proceed with sale of Nova Transportadora NTS unit

Brazil federal police search headquarters of Eletrobras unit in graft probe

Shell U.S. LNG cargo to Dubai diverted after bans on Qatari ports

U.S. solar market in the U.S. to fall 16 percent in 2017, due to slow on projects

Trump ready to help in Gulf crisis, UAE and friends cut transport links to Qatar

Oil's price fall stalls Friday despite supply glut

Thursday, Jun 08, 2017

Oil falls Thursday, lowest settlement since November output cut deal

Venezuela negotiating with Russia to restructure $1 bln venezuelan debt - TASS

How the Saudi Arabia and allies crisis with Qatar came about and blindsided the U.S.

U.S. crude stocks last week bounce unexpectedly - EIA

Petrobras sets new gas pricing policy for Brazilian households

Power grids in Italy and Poland to test summer heatwaves

Nigeria's Shell Forcados oil force majeure lifted

Qatar may get new boycots from Arab neighbours -UAE official

Russia reduce state budget by $1 bln on Venezuela unpayable debt concerns -document

2 million of electric vehicles are on the roads today- IEA

Oil rises Thursday off one-month lows struck after surprise stock build

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017

Qatar must end support for Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood -Saudi minister

PDVSA PLC refinery reels as it ships light oil to Cuba, Curacao

Qatar ports ban choke commodity trade as gas supply worries grow

Brazil's Prumo logistics says in talks to buy thermal plant rights from Bolognesi Energia

Norsk Hydro aluminium exports seeking other routes due to blocked Qatar's ports

In China, first top U.S. diplomat to quits over climate policy issue

Platts restricted deliverability of crude oil loadings from Qatari ports

President Buhari is recuperating fast, to fly back to Nigeria Saturday wife says

China "teapot" group of independent oil refineries urges compliance on quota

Oil dips Wednesday on concern over rising U.S. output, OPEC tensions

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2017

Colombia oil industry alarmed by local public opposition threats -group

Petrobras will continue asset sales after meeting debt targets -CEO

Hedge funds managers keep it cagey on oil drawdown prospects: Kemp

Brazilian police arrested three for alleged fraud in Copel Cia Paranaense de Energia contracts

EOR technique that reduce carbon emissions a blessing to big oil, small U.S. towns

Jurong Aromatics Corp may be included in Platts pricing process

U.S. Gulf Coast market unduly responsible for falling gasoline demand in 2017

Oil prices subdued as rising US output undermines OPEC effort to cut supply

In the U.S. refiners process record volume of crude as demand climbs: Kemp

Oil slips Tuesday on worries Mideast rift could undermine OPEC cuts

Monday, Jun 05, 2017

Petrobras prepays 1 billion reais in export credit

Eletrobras CEO eyes sale of 6 distribution units by year-end

U.S. will continue efforts to reduce emissions - Tillerson

China steps up as Trump quits Paris deal

Shell to acquire Chevron's assets in Trinidad and Tobago

Trump withdrawal from climate agreement angers allies

BP made two new gas discovers in Trinidad

Rosneft, Saudi Aramco to look into joint investments in South Arabia and Russia - TASS

Trump withdrawal from Paris climate agreement gets mixed response from U.S. companies

U.S. shale output on the rise, keep oil prices in check: Kemp

Oil falls Monday 1 percent on fears Middle East rift could harm OPEC cuts



Friday, Jun 02, 2017

France's president Macron says U.S. interests to be harmed by climate agreement withdrawal

EU and China seek climate leadership after U.S. retreats

Eletrobras asks Brazil's oil regulator to mediate conflict with Petrobras

Petrobras says political turmoil unlikely to affect asset sales

Petrobras files for tax refinancing plan, oil output jumps 10.9 pct in April to 2.54 mln bpd

Iraqi oil minister appoints Kareem Hattab new deputy for upstream operations

U.S. economic policy uncertainty complicates outlook, Voestalpine CEO says

Foster Wheeler wins Aramco oilfield expansion deal

Saudi-Russia cooperation heralds unprecedent 'Axis of love'

Oil slides Friday as U.S. climate withdrawal compounds glut concerns

Thursday, Jun 01, 2017

Elections in U.S., Mexico an incentivize to speed up NAFTA talks -Mexico minister

Brazi's pre-salt fields are Petrobras favorites in low oil prices scenario -CEO

Venezuela's Odebrecht stalled multi-million dollar projects in decay

U.S. oil rig count to peak soon unless WTI prices rise - Kemp

OPEC, non-OPEC cooperation to outlive output deal - Barkindo

Cutting inventories to 5-yr average is OPEC, non-OPEC commitment -Falih

France face risks on gas shortages - GRTgaz and TIGF

ExxonMobil to convince shareholders on climate-report vote

Oil pipeline infighting to divide Canada's left, weigh on Trudeau

Oil prices rise Thursday after big draw in U.S. stockpiles

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Venezuela: Why I oppose Nicolas Maduro- Aljazzera

Mexico's hydrocarbons reserves slip in 2016 -regulator CNH

Petrobras to supply natural gas to Eletrobras on court order

Market short covering pre-OPEC meeting left oil price poised to fall: Kemp

China a "bully" in South China Sea - McCain

Clean energy funds to be use by Australia for carbon capture

SK Innovation sees oil prices staying low, eyes U.S. crude

Merkel's blunt Munich speech was prompted by Trump, Macron and election

Venezuelan leaders wounded in anti-regimen march

Oil prices Wednesday at three-week low as rising output risks OPEC-led deal

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Guyana still evaluating oil royalties, none yet agree with Exxon

Ecuador's new president says seeking to refinance 'expensive' foreign debt

U.S. considering emergency tariffs on solar imports

Cap-X drilling technology dispute interrupts Statoil's Arctic drilling campaign

EDF's takeover of Areva's nuclear reactors business has EU approval

Exxon CEO to attend St. Petersburg Economic forum -sources

Nigeria's economy is "biggest challenge" deputy president warns on president absent

Tender for Iran's Azadegan oilfield has started -oil minister

U.S. shale oil is for OPEC a hard competitor, but they are talking

Oil slips early Tuesday on oversupply worries despite OPEC deal

Monday, May 29, 2017

Bolivia, Russia's to sign new agreements at St Petersburg economic forum

OAS countries support a peaceful resolution to the situation in Venezuela- US State Department

U.S. will leave Paris climate deal -Axios

Oslo's Flex LNG signs deals to buy six new vessels

Oil market punish OPEC for promising too much

Total CEO confirms target of Iran South Pars gas deal before summer

Oil prices down after OPEC oil cut extension: Kemp

Asia's crude supply renew worries on OPEC oil cut extension

Norway's $950 bln investment fund commissions research on climate change

Oil slips Monday as more U.S. drilling outweighs OPEC-led cuts

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ecuador's new president Lenin Moreno says he is negotiating World Bank loan

Petrobras cuts gasoline price by 5.4 pct

Petrobras will bid selectively for some of the eight pre-salt areas - CEO

U.S. freight recovery spurs destilate fuel oil demand: Kemp

Petrobras to exercise priority rights in Brazil pre-salts oil auctions

German authorities to investigate Bosch employees in Daimler diesel pollution probe

Venezuela says considering options to repay PDVSA debts

Spain to hold a new renewable 3GW power auction shortly

GE's joint venture with Saudi Arabia to start gas turbine production this year

Oil slips further Friday on disappointing OPEC meeting outcome

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Angry citizens demonstrations and protests spread over Venezuela "sham" elections

Brazil's Temer with no clear contender to replace him

Spain's Tubacex to sale pipes for Iran oil industry on a 550 million euros deal

Petrobras sees higher oil exports as presalt fields develop

Brazil court dismisses suit to block Petrobras rights of sale

Ecopetrol's La Cira-Infantas oilfield output down by 80 pct due to local residents protests

Has OPEC impacted on oil prices? Kemp

Sinopec starts building nation's largest gas storage site

Oil steady Thursday before expected extension of OPEC output cut

Oil up Thursday before expected extension of OPEC output cut

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mexico's oil regulator approves new Gulf area for Pemex and operating patner

Ecuador President Moreno names Carlos de la Torre, minister of finance and Carlos Perez, oil minister

Argentina to lower tariffs on used oil equipment

Venezuela arrested the manager of the PDVSA - Chevron JV Petropiar oil upgrader

Rosneft to continue OPEC production quota, but ready to ramping up again

Mexico supports OPEC production cuts as way to stabilise oil market

Trump budget halve oil SPR stockpile, open Arctic refuge to drilling

OPEC to discuss 6-, 9-month output cut extensions - Kuwait

China issues third batch fuel export quotas under general trade scheme -sources

UAE says backs OPEC output cut extension

China April LNG imports first year on year gain in four months -customs

As OPEC prepare decision, hedge funds shuffle positions Kemp

Oil prices steady Wednesday as market awaits extended output cut

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Private investors and Guyana government can make oil refinery a reality – PSC head

Venezuela with more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia face shortage of gasoline

OPEC discussing 9-month extension to cuts - Algeria

EPA moving to slow to achive goals in changing regulations - Trump's transition chief

EDF denies report of "secret plan" to delay scaling back France's nuclear power

BP new oil project breathes new life into North Sea

OPEC's Iraq will meet new oil production quota, but ready to fulfill new demand requirements

OPEC, hedge funds and the Sistine Chapel: From suspicion to understanding

China says will eventually reform oil & gas industry, and allow private companies to invest in oil storage

Oil prices rise Tuesday as expected decision to extend cuts nears

Monday, May 22, 2017

PDVSA and management vulnerables to indictment: US officials

Fire at PDVSA Isla refinery in Curacao now out

Baker Hughes report: US drillers add oil rigs for 18th week in a row

OPEC: Full tanks and tankers: a stubborn oil glut despite cuts - Analysis

Nigerian oil labour union calls for Exxon shutdown in Delta

OPEC decision time: rollover or deepen cuts? Kemp

807 MW of onshore wind parks get approval in Germany

Exxon plans to import fuel to Mexico to supply its gas stations

With Rouhani UAE minister sees chance for Iran to reset "troubled" ties with neighbours

Oil up Monday on expectations of extended, possibly deeper, output cut

Friday, May 19, 2017

Rosneft says has Citgo stake as collateral in PDVSA deal

President Tener says will survive new scandal- Brazilian senator

North Sea brighten twilight years with new oil projects

Saudi Arabia oil wealth is again a magnet for western leaders: Kemp

EU to channel $890 mln package for developing nations on climate

Brazil president Temer taped discussing pay-off for witness in graft probe-O Globo

Venezuela crisis: Venezuela sends 2,000 troops to state hit by looting, protests

Venezuela crisis: Venezuela Supreme Court judges hit with U.S. sanctions

Venezuela crisis: Mayhem rages in west Venezuela; Capriles blocked from U.N. trip

Oil prices climb early Friday on hopes output cuts will be extended

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Brazil getting ready for a possible mass influx of Venezuelan refugees

PDVSA's CEO says bond payments deposited

Venezuela protests continue amid refinery woes and fuel shortage

Petrobras says April output steady at 2.72 mln barrels/day

Mexico sets new minimum extra royalties for oil auctions later this year

Oil exploration deals in Uganda set to be sign in June, selects firms for refinery talks

Westinghouse says first Chinese´s AP1000 reactor to be ready in early 2018

Iraq top oil supplier to India in April, desplacing S. Arabia -trade

Oregon's Coos county give green light to a natural gas terminal

Tullow discover oil in Kenyan well

In America's Permian basin largest oilfield, whir of activity confounds OPEC

Sinopec's Unipec will keep reselling term LNG cargoes this year -president

Oil falls Thursday as market stays well supplied despite cuts

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Venezuelan NGOs accuse Trinidad of oil spill, demanding compensation

President Trump to reassure Saudi allies, promote business, talk tough on radicalism

Petrobras with preferential rights in Brazil oil auctions

OPEC-led oil cut will likely get Iran support if all on board

Petrobras' Campo de Azulão gas field ready to take bids

Oregon's Coos county to vote on blocking natural gas terminal

Argus plans change in Singapore, Mideast gasoil benchmark

Oil workers extend Exxon Mobil strike to Chevron, Agip and Shell in Nigeria

European Union calls for elections in Venezuela

Protests against the Venezuela regime continue, death toll rises to at least 42

Global oil rises Wednesday ahead of U.S. inventory data

Tuesday, May 17, 2017

Ecopetrol output falls at big oil field amid protests

John Kemp: OPEC and hedge funds are trapped in Groundhog Day

Extending oil output cuts will deliver stable oil prices - Putin

French, Portuguese energy schemes clear by EU regulators

Russian/Saudi Arabian statement on oil markets, issued on Monday - Full text

Transneft's Moscow refinery suspending loadings due to Emergency

RWE details forward power generation hedges of German plants

China's Belt and Road iniciative needs to reject protectionism - Xi

Rosneft ready for extension of oil output cut deal

Oil rises Tuesday on expectations of extended supply curbs

Monday, May 15, 2017

Petrobras wins $1.8 bln tax ruling from 2009

GE backs NAFTA and voices support for Mexico, despite Trump

Oil up slightly late Friday, low U.S. inventories weigh on high rig counts

Odebrecht to announce out-of-court reorganization next week: sources

Hanford nuclear site accident puts focus on risk in U.S. facilities

Venezuelan elderly face off with police in latest unrest

Ecopetrol to invest in Latam light crude projects

Petrobras reduces 2017 capex budget on cost savings

Petrobras expects to generate $8 bln in cash on asset sales this year

U.S., China agree to first trade steps under Trump 100-day plan

Italian Enel interested in grid network acquisitions, including Brazil -CFO

India cool on Beijing "Silk Road" summit

China to finish Russia oil, gas pipeline sections by end-2018 - vice governor

India and China plans for electric cars threaten to cut gasoline demand

Venezuela's Maduro made $11 millions in illegal payments in 2012 Chavez campaign - Brazilian strategist

Oil stable Friday on expectations of extended OPEC-led production cut

General Electric to install four 7HA gas turbines of 2 gigawatt of power in Mexico deal



U.S. gives nod at Arctic meet to climate change action - Tillerson

Venezuelans seeks Latin American support for 'democratic agenda'

OPEC sees non opec producers countering its cuts with more oil supply

Brazil plans overhaul electrical power sector, paper says

Exxon Nigeria workers go on strike -union

Norway to reduce spending of cash from wealth fund

Oil market not seeing expected destocking - Vitol executive

Tepco to seek partners for nuclear business

Exxon boosts output in Asia, buys Singapore petrochemical plant

Mexico to Trump: uphold NAFTA for good of both nations

Oil prices edge up Friday, on track for biggest gain in five weeks


Thursday, May 11, 2017

U.S. Department of Interior reviewing permits for Atlantic coast drilling surveys

Venezuelan "Shit March": Protesters fling feces at soldiers, unrest takes 2 more lives

PDVSA's main refining complex working at 43 pct of capacity

Venezuelan crude sales to the U.S. bounced back in April

Oil up Thursday after U.S. inventories fall, Saudi cuts to Asia

U.S. Senate rejected bid to revoke Obama methane rule

YPF sees 3 pct oil and gas production fall in 2017

U.S. crude oil inventories report on Wednesday show drop sharply as imports decline -EIA

Petrobras divestment plan includes Texas refinery, African assets

Britain's big battery boom fueled by falling costs, new revenues

Russia increase Urals oil flow to India as OPEC cuts output - traders

Shell calls on to Platts for wider crude slate to set Brent benchmark

Italian Eni confirms full-year targets after best quarter in two years

Institutional investments funds may stay away as oil stalls below $50

CNOOC strikes oil, gas at S.China Sea exploration well

Saudi Arabia to supply steady to above contracted vols to 2 Asia buyers

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

YPF first-qtr profit slides 78 pct from year ago

Lebanon political climate no risk to oil, gas licensing round - minister

Eni to build a 150,000 crude oil refinery in Nigeria -oil minister

Algeria energy minister Nouredine Bouterfa to visit Iraq, backs supply cut extension - source

Shell's Nigeria Forcados oil pipeline on test to restart

Oil refiners Idemitsu, Showa Shell sign alliance deal

German nuclear power firms sell new skills: dismantling

HK broker BANDS eyes China crude, iron ore potential

U.S. postpones meeting to decide on participation in Paris climate pact - White House

Oil jumps on Wednesday, stocks and dollar steady with low volatility

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

BR Distribuidora case end without court ruling -Petrobras

Oil steadies early Tuesday but rattled by concern about OPEC's clout

Venezuelans continue with protests on Maduro fraudulent assembly, clashes rage

Petrobras says Bolivia director under house arrest

OPEC signals cuts extension until Dec 2017, oil traders ponder response: Kemp

Japan's Tokyo Gas buys 30 pct stake in Castleton's Texas gas unit

Norway's Kvaerner lifts 2017 forecast for oil platforms

China's crude oil imports seen easing further on overhauls, fuel exports fall

Shell's Arrow Energy, PetroChina joint unit to study gas expansion in Australia

Indian IOC may take final investment decision on west coast refinery by end-2018- chairman

DHT a tanker firm rejects another bid by rival Frontline

PetroPeru to issue up to $2 bln in bonds

Oil rebounds Monday closing, as OPEC talks up cutting supply into 2018

Monday, May 08, 2017

Lula knew about massive corruption scheme in petrobras - former company executive

Petroperu and Pacific E&P consider developing Amazon lot 192 oilfield

Venezuela's actions 'deplorable' - White House

Pemex says March crude oil exports hit record low

Increase in U.S. oil rigs for 16th week in a row -Baker Hughes

U.S. international trade panel affirms Argentina, Indonesia biodiesel probe

Sinking diesel car demand could put brakes on autos finance boom

Total and energy group Erg get four bids for Italy petrol stations -sources

Algeria's winner FLN and allies with majority in parliament - ministry

Mediterranean diesel tight diffs at 21-month high on tight supplies

BHP under pressure to sell shale, even as oil prices fall

India's health centres get a a shot in the arm with Solar power

High probability that a Nino conditions will develop in the Pacific: Kemp

Oil prices slip earlier Monday as rising U.S. drilling offsets OPEC-led cuts

Friday, May 05, 2017

Mexico' war againt oil theft leaves at least 10 dead, including four soldiers

Brazil pre-salt terms ready for new oil auction, not all happy with new rules

Russia hold LPG exports to Ukraine again - traders

OPEC oil cut extension roll over most liked - delegates

Brazil energy sector model collapsed, needs new design - Government

Venezuela's Leopoldo Lopez jailed politician family camps in front of prison

Iraq calls for bids for new 300,000 b/d oil refinery in Basra

ABB wins $30 mln Congo upgrade power link order

OTC 2017: Oilfield services sector bets on new offshore technology

Oil rebounds Friday as Saudi get assurances Russia will extend supply cuts


Thursday, May 04, 2017

Mexico's president and ENI 's CEO meet to discuss early production in Amoca oil field

Pemex reported a net profit of$4.7 billion

Venezuelan crisis: Bipartisan Senate bill calls for Trump to block Venezuela-Russian oil deal

Russia's oil cut exceeds level demanded in OPEC- oil cut pact

Rosneft to ship to Cuba 250,000 tonnes of crude oil and diesel

Iraq's fuel oil exports increase despite OPEC supply cut deal

Fuel subsidy in Egypt nearly doubles to 78 bln pounds in first nine months with devaluation bill

Is Russia the wild card in the U.S. and China common ground on N.Korea ?

Former Lula chief of staff with graft charges by Brazil's prosecutors

Oil prices near $50 a barrel on Thursday after U.S. inventory data

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Petrobras' JV partners in Libra see break-even price at $35 per barrel

Brazil's oil output 2.55 mln bpd, jumps 12.6 pct in March - ANP

Saudi's deputy crown prince sees no chance for dialogue with Iran

Venezuelans to blocks streets to protest Maduro's power shakeup

Hedge funds with no faith in OPEC: Kemp

Brit's brexit plan poses a risk to nuclear industry

Norway's to licence 87 offshore blocks in mature areas

Saudi Arabia's SABIC 'very positive' on 2017 despite oil market uncertainty

Platts with new low-sulphur marine gasoil assessments

Oil rebounds Wednesday from near 2017 lows on falling U.S. crude stocks

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

T&T oil spill reaches Venezuela; former energy minister Kevin Ranmarine chastises Petrotrin

OTC 2017: Offshore oil industry insists still alive and kicking

OTC 2017: Mexico's deep water has untapped potential

SAP, Siemens sign cooperation deals with Saudi Arabia-officials

Big short position on biofuels generated profit for CVR Energy

OTC 2017: BP says 1 bln additional barrels 'possible' in Gulf of Mexico hubs

Trump open to raising gasoline tax to fund infrastructure

Venezuelan hold May Day marches

Canada's Syncrude resumes shipments from Mildred Lake oil sands upgrader

Shell - PC JV Arrow Energy wins Australian gas pipeline license, but plan on hold

Oil up Tuesday as OPEC, Russia cuts outweigh output elsewhere

Monday, May 01, 2017

Mexico's oil regulator approves first onshore joint venture projects

As Venezuelan crisis deepens, Cuba warns of further belt tightening

Brazil strike had no significant impact on petrobras oil output

El Nino with 50-60 percent probability to return this year - WMO

Westinghouse will continue to operate as usual under Chapter 11

U.S. refiners bet on strong exports to Mexico and S. America to balance market

China's CNNP firm urges more homegrown Hualong One nuclear reactors to cut costs

Nuclear power investment of $80 bln per year needed to meet climate change goals-IAEA

Brazil evaluating to inpose tariff to curb U.S. ethanol imports

Trump to order review of offshore drilling bans

Oil slips below $52 on Monday as U.S. drilling, China worries weigh

Friday, April 28, 2017

Jose Pereira name interim president of PDVSA Citgo

Ecopetrol halts Cano Limon pipeline after attack

Total could consider participation in Saudi Aramco IPO - CEO

Asia's appetite for North Sea oil growth due to OPEC cuts

U.S. refinery record runs fail to lift crude oil prices - Kemp

Total approves Vaca Muerta project first major development since 2014 as Q1 profits surge

China adding 20 under construction nuclear reactors to its 36 reactors in operation - nuclear association

South China Sea push stirs ASEAN suspicions about Beijing's endgame

Bolivia annuls Italy's Drillmec drilling contract worth $149 mln

Oil rises early Friday on potential OPEC cut extension, but still faces second weekly loss


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Vaca Muerta investment reaching up to $8 bln this year

Argentina authorized natural gas export to Uruguay

Drilling costs increase as U.S. oil, gas activity picks up - Kemp

S. African court rules nuclear plan unlawful, must be set aside

Lebanon prequalifies eight more for first round of offshore exploration and production licence

Oil prices fall early Thursday on oversupply

Petroleum Legislation Bill to be taken to Guyana law making body May 8

Exxon award TechnipFMC subsea contract for Guyana's Liza deep water project

Chinese Sanmen nuclear plant's success is critical to Westinghouse's AP1000 reactor future

Suriname: Apache hits dry well offshore at Kolibrie-1 well

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pemex hedges its own oil output for first time in 11 years

Crude oil tanker market may face difficult Q2, Q3 on oversupply - Euronav

Iraq to double oil output with final expansion at Halfaya oil field

Norway doubles oil, gas resource estimates for the Barents Sea -NPD

China plans fossil fuel use to 20 pct by 2030 - state planner

Russia top crude supplier for China in March

Oslo, London leading in green techology for transport

Oil refiners from the U.S. East cost eye Texas oil as North Dakota alternative

Canadian court upholds judgment favoring oil firm creditors

Oil prices slip Wednesday on bulging U.S. crude stockpiles, ample supplies

Tuesday, April 26, 2017

Oil rises on Tuesday ahead of U.S. inventory data

Chilean Aconcagua oil Refinery suspends operations after quake

Russia indicates it can lift oil output if OPEC deal on curbs lapses

Brazil auctions $4 bln worth of investment on power transmission licenses

Trump “shovel ready” infrastructure projects coming soon, but face delays due transition

Kemp: U.S. natural gas prices soften, market eyes big hedge fund longs

Iran ranks as S.Korea No.2 oil supplier on first quarter

French election wins on first round sends Europe soaring

German power plant projects stalled, producer lobby BDEW says

South Korea's GS Caltex buys Russian Urals, U.S. crude amid ongoing oil glut

Oil dips early Tuesday on doubts over OPEC's ability to reduce inventories

Monday, April 24, 2017

ExxonMobil will not get waivers from the U.S. to drill in Russia

S&P lowers Trinidad and Tobago long-term sovereign credit ratings from A- to BBB+

LNG-South Korean tender stirs up market

Syria starts signing oil and gas deals with Russian companies - RIA

Oil market situation improving, surplus shrinking
-Russian energy min

New Canadian methane norms delay implementation by 3 years - CBC News

CNOOC tenders 10 coal bed methane blocks

Guyana: Exxon production team moving in

TT's upstream investment dried up before 2010 - Ramnarine

Oil recovers some ground Monday, rise in U.S. drilling caps gains


Friday, April 21, 2017

Oil slides below $50 Friday on supply fears; euro and stocks slip before French election

Petrobras to raise prices of its refinery fuels, diesel and gasoline

Pemex have plans to partner in its hydrogen units at Madero, Cadereyta refineries

OPEC confidence by hedge funds starts to fray: Kemp

Court orders Shell-Exxon NAM gas joint venture criminal probe over Dutch gas quakes

U.S. shale production could set a course for down Oil prices -Total CEO

Iraq supports extension of OPEC oil cuts, but looking at exemption from it -Hakim

ConocoPhillips takes the long path, a slow, steady route to satisfy investors returns

Philippines wind turbines farm generates power, jobs and curious tourists

CNOOC's fuel exports nearly double in Q1

Oil dives Friday, U.S. crude below $50 for first time in 2 weeks

Dominican Republic court ratifies plea deal terms of Odebrecht's $184 mln fine

Bolivia rescinds contracts with Isolux Corsan subsidiary on building a roads and a dam

Exxon wants to renew JV in Russia, seeks waiver from U.S. sanctions -WSJ

U.S. EPA to reconsider oil and gas emissions rule

U.S. crude stocks down last week, but gasoline inventories rise - EIA

Brazil lawmakers lobbying for Cemig hydropower dams' license renewal -sources

UK to take action on rising energy bills -energy minister

E. Coast refiner Philadelphia Energy shuns Bakken rail delivery as Dakota Access Pipeline starts

China's Nio electric car to sell mass-production car next year

U.S. reviewing sanctions on Iran - Tillerson

Oil prices regain some ground Thursday, but oversupply weighs

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Shell opens treatment plant in Argentina Vaca Muerta shale play

U.S.-Mexico natural gas pipeline exports fall due to maintenance, LNG deliveries on the rise

Peru to issue up to $3 bln in bonds to finance state-run PetroPeru

Trump's top advisers meeting on Paris climate deal postponed -official

CNOOC in reshuffle, CEO resigns after less than a year

Volkswagen plans to launch electric car in China next year

South Korea's S-Oil expects stronger U.S. gasoline demand to support margins in Q2

Output at Chevron Australia's LNG Gorgon Train Two restarting

Japan nominates Commissioner Fuketa to take over at atomic regulator

Oil steadies Wednesday as OPEC boost offsets dent from U.S. supply

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cuban gas shortage open opportunites to sell electric cars - Miami electric car dealer

U.S. shale oil output seen rising most in over two years

U.S. climate advisors to meet Tuesday to discuss Paris agreement

Saudis push ahead with renewable drive to diversify energy mix

Financiers pour billions into U.S. shale, undaunted by oil bust

China's natural gas output up 10.5 pct in March, highest in years - stats bureau

PDVSA reactivates El Palito refinery alkylation unit

BP's leaking Alaska well stop leaking oil but still spraying natural gas

Oil prices fall Tuesday on expected surge in U.S. shale output

French Presidential election's first round “anyone might win” -Gartman

Monday, April 17, 2017

Oil market rebalancing, demand expected to rise - Saudi Aramco CEO

Most of Opec & non-Opec oil producers want extension of output cuts - Iran

U.S., allies weigh all options after North Korea's missile test -H.R. McMaster

Saudi to re-think unfinished projects, with oil prices harder to fund projects

North Korea missile test provocative -U.S. national security adviser

South Korea's March crude imports from Iran hit record high

Argentina, Indonesia biodiesel imports to be investigated by U.S.

Dakota Access Pipeline to start interstate oil delivery service May 14

China to create 10 "mega" coal companies with 100 million tonnes capacity

Oil down slightly in subdued trade Monday after failed North Korean missile test

Friday, April 14, 2017

bpTT and Atlantic LNG to start Trinidad onshore Compression (TROC) project

Upstream investment in Trinidad & Tobago dried up before 2010 -Ramnarine

Shell wants Dutch government to quadruple offshore wind target by 2030

New U.S. pipelines could drive U.S. as world's top natural gas exporter

Cutting off North Korea oil supplies would be for NK devastating

U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil production, already at annual high, expected to keep increasing

Crude oil imports by U.S. up in 2016

China crude oil imports top U.S. intake, shatter record

U.S. VP Pence visits Indonesia next week show tension signals

Oil close near flat Thursday in strong week for crude


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Northern Brazil could go into darkness on Venezuela's crisis

Venezuela's PDVSA suppliers at sea ready to deliver fuel imports -traders

Oil rebalancing on delay rather than derailed? Kemp

Cemig, Andrade Gutierrez decline offer for Brazil's Santo Antônio hydroelectric dam, Valor says

France's Francois Hollande sees U.S. strike on Syria as tool to push for peace talks

Heat the 'silent killer' a menaced for hundreds of millions of poor

CVR Energy Carl Icahn's big bet against biofuels credits was just before advising Trump

Elliott's restructure BHP plan was doomed, but the ulterior motive isn't: Russell

Saudi Aramco to deliver full crude contract volumes to Asia in May

Oil little changed on Thursday amid rising U.S. output, OPEC production cuts

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Oil pulls back Wednesday as traders eye Cushing build, U.S. supply

Argentina market friendly reforms expect to atract $14 bln in investments

Algeria evaluating to amend oil law to draw investment -oil minister

Brazil third round of pre-salt auctions to be set around November -NEC

Emerging nations call on rich countries to honour finance pledges

Shell knew some payments for Nigeria oilfield would go to Malabu Oil & Gas via Nigerian gov

China to attract solar and wing investments in the order of $780 bln by 2030

China's independent oil refiners diversify or die, need to adapt on new challenges

Market at uncertanty investors flee risk assets as geopolitical tensions heat up

Brent oil rises Wednesday for 8th day on possible extension to supply cut

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

YPF bidding for Shell's Argentina refinery

Needs to climate proof infrastructure are to be address in Latin America -World Bank

Back in crude hedge funds regain some of their faith in oil: Kemp

A big bullish position Hedge funds build in U.S. natural gas: Kemp

Iceland magma geothermal project may revive giant UK power cable link

Shale makes it even harder to forecast, Oil surplus or scarcity?

No wrongdoing in Nigeria say ENI - spokesman

Kemp: U.S. coal set for an upturn in 2017/18

South Korea's Hyundai Oilbank buys 2nd US Southern Green Canyon crude for June

U.S. oil climbs early Tuesday to 5-week top on geopolitical tensions

Monday, April 10, 2017

Oil rises toward $56 Monday on Libyan field shutdown, Syria

Venezuela Maduro's regime election strategy? Impede adversaries

France to close Fessenheim its oldest nuclear plant by April 2020

Venezuelan leader barred from office 15 years by Maduro's regime

Cuba is facing fuel shortages, Havana diplomats queue up

Baker Hughes: U.S. drillers add oil rigs for 12th week in a row

U.S. strikes to Syria not seen as gamechanger in complex conflict

First diesel cargo exports for Sinopec under general trade terms in 13 yrs

Venezuelans and security forces clash in anti-Maduro regime protests

Japan in talks with U.S. officials to prevent China acquiring Westinghouse

Oil prices firm Monday on strong demand, political uncertainty in Syria

Friday, April 07, 2017

Oil rises Friday after U.S. missile strike in Syria, weekly gain 3 percent

BP won't build platform for Angelin gas field in T&T

TT oil workers union protests, delay in agreement causes of BP's negative decision on Angelin

Venezuelans active in streets, pushing for earlier ending of Maduro regime

Traders shipping more gasoline to U.S. from Europe's stocks, ready for the summer

Oil prices soar Friday after U.S. launches missile strike in Syria

BP and Iran to operate joint North Sea field with U.S. licence

Tellurian LNG export company offer fixed-price LNG deliver to Japan buyers

Nigeria talking to LNG buyers on new contracts

Saudi crude price on light crude to maintain Asia market share: Russell

Iran struggles to keep shipping oil exports copping with hurdles in production


Thursday, April 06, 2017

Oil prices hit one-month highs Thursday as buyers stay upbeat

Venezuela's Congress censure judges, 18 held after protests

Ecopetrol restarts Cano-Limon oil pipeline after attacks

Court ratify a $484 mln tax charge on Petrobras subsidiary profits

Chevron priority is Permian shale as mega-project era fades

To maintain LNG market share producers turn to trading, risk taking

Petrobras pipeline unit acquire by China's CIC and Canada's Brookfield

KEPCO cautious as Britain hunts partner for crucial nuclear project

"War on coal," president Trump declares but utilities aren't listening

China grants Henan Fengli and Shandong Zhonghai independents import quotas for total of 4.08 mln T of crude oil

Oil prices Thursday edge up after dent from U.S. inventories

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

ExxonMobil expressed 'strong interest' in pre-salt oil - Petrobras's CEO

U.S. consumption of gasoline flattens as fuel economy improves: Kemp

Shell to fuel world's first LNG-powered Aframax

More LNG flexible contracts comming after years of pressure from sellers

In five years LNG industry is facing "a lack of supply" from reduced investment -TOTAL CEO

Brazil's black market oil with pipeline and secret refineries

LNG new projects need to sanctioned, if not supply gap to open up -Chevron vice chairman

U.S. LNG exports will slow as available supply of Domestic gas is used up and demand grows -ConocoPhillips CEO

New LNG investments needed if no shortage looms –Woodside CEO

Oil hits Wednesday one-month high near $55 on tighter supplies

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

World's Mayors will lead on climate change for political gain, says ex-NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg

Argentina to implement a slightly lower price of gasoline and gasoil

Oil tanker drivers in Nigeria strike over pay

U.S. East Coast to profit on winter gasoline at expense of summer stocks

Trump facing challenge over energy efficiency in New York, other states

Brazil oil & gas auctions espected to raise $7.7 bln by 2019

ANP: Brazil's oil output up 14.6 pct in Feb from year ago

Kemp: Hedge funds square up most of their former record bullish position in oil

Iraq and Lukoil's to form a trading arm for marketing venture

Oil prices fall Tuesday as Libya's output rebound boosts supply

Monday, April 03, 2017

Iraq to fully comply with oil cut deal -OPEC chief

Renova Energia to finalize wind farm sale to Brazil's AES unit Monday

Oil prices fall Monday as Libyan production recovery weighs

Venezuela Supreme Court decision leave PDVSA to make Russian deal without Congress approval

Petrobras select five major assets in new divestment program

Venezuelans begins protests against "dictator" Maduro

India's Essar and Rosneft-led deal to buy refinery delayed until April

Petrobras will pick assets for sale in up to two weeks

Sinopec steps up Americas oil imports, Unipec backs "new frontier"

China to import first oil from U.S. Guf Coast in April

Oil prices fall early Monday on supply concerns as U.S. rig count rises


Friday, March 31, 2017

Oil prices down on Friday, brent futures set for biggest monthly loss since July 2016

Maduro decried as 'Venezuela's dictator' after Congress annulled

Cuba with gasoline shortages due to PDVSA fuel crisis

Westinghouse ready to win UK reactor approval

Shell's Nigeria bonny light oil export line on hold to remove theft points

YPF, Total, partners to invest $500 mln in Vaca Muerta

EU wants China to joint leadership on climate as US pulls back

China says Toshiba's Westinghouse bankruptcy won't have big impact on nuclear plans

Pemex to launch coking plant tender for Tula refinery

Oil retreats early Friday, set to become worst-performing asset in first quarter


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Oil stable early Thursday on falling Libyan output, but bloated US market still weighs

BP sees a trade flow rise from oil boom in the Americas

Eni update its Mexico find with over 800 mln barrels of oil in place

No impact on UK nuclear project from Areva issues - EDF Energy

Crude oil spill hits PDVSA Jose oil terminal in Venezuela

China committed to Paris climate change accord

Green power law a boom for solar power but a nuisance to U.S. utilities

Troubled PBF's California oil refinery puts company turnaround skills to test

Westinghouse's chapter 11 filing approved by Toshiba

Kemp's Column: Goldman takes on the Brent spreads

Oil up after data on Wednesday; Brexit, Fed give dollar support

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Oil rises Wednesday on Libyan supply disruptions, likely OPEC output cut extension

Schlumberger with huge unpaid bills in Ecuador hurting quarterly results

Oil traders see high likelihood of output cuts being extended

Westinghouse file for U.S. chapter 11 bankruptcy

Shale producers try DNA science to bring oil production cuts down

Gabon in economic uncertainty with oil industry

Saudi Arabia throw in tax cut for Saudi Aramco IPO

Online train three of Chevron's Gorgon LNG project

Trump will roll back Obama-era climate policies

U.S. Energy Secretary reviving Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site project

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Odebrecht O&G mulls out-of-court workout -sources

Total to invest U.S. polyethylene market with $1.7 billion

Hedge funds downloading record bullish position in oil: Kemp

Tax reduction brings Saudi Aramco in line with international benchmarks -CEO

Next 50 years will determine humanity's outcome "for 10,000 years" -Johan Rockström

Petrobras extends CEO term until 2010

Statoil proposing to invest $2.4 bln in new projects on the Norwegian continental shelf

Production at Chevron Gorgon Train Two LNG project suspended

Hapag-Lloyd expects freight rates to rise this year

Oil prices rise early Tuesday with Libyan output disruption, upside capped

Monday, March 27, 2017

Oil slides again on Monday on doubts over duration of output cut

Brazilian tax court ruled Petrobras did not break the law on deductions

Trump to announce Keystone XL -White House spokesman

India may join Asian nations in procuring LNG

U.S. duties on biodiesel from Argentina, Indonesia to be setup

Oil rises in late trade Friday, still down on the week as glut weighs

Westinghouse's Toshiba Nuclear Unit chapter 11 filing expected

Thai Oil buys first crude cargoes from Oman

U.S. shale leaves thousands of wells unfinished

Toshiba's banks ask for Westinghouse bankruptcy filing this month

Oil prices edge up early Friday as Saudis cut supplies to US, but global glut remains

Friday, March 24, 2017

Top LNG buyers form alliance to push for flexible contracts

Areva nuclear waste container fault shows safety flaws, unions warn

Crude exports to U.S. by Saudi to fall by 300,000 bpd in March - official

Keystone pipeline permit approve by DOS Friday -sources

Tecpetrol to invest $2.3 bln in Vaca Muerta

Petrobras Libra local content fines could reach $630 mln

Statoil gets 13 leases in US Gulf of Mexico

Big oil companies open their wallets in Gulf of Mexico bidding

25 oil exploration licences awarded by Britain in frontier tender

Oil hovers above four-month lows Thursday, inventories curb recovery

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Oil bounces off November lows early Thursday, but bloated US stockpiles pressure market

95 mln tonnes of coal to produce Colombia in 2017 -vice-minister

Petrobras to invest $5.5 bln for Libra find

Petrobras aims to sale $21 bln for 2017-2018 period

Gas Natural to seek from Colombia at least $1 bln over Electricaribe

Sinopec to buy stake in Chevron's South African oil assets for $900 mln

Trump hardens line and trade settlement between India, Iran breaks down

Electricity price slides in Germany on increased renewables output, fall in demand

Tepco aims to set up consortium with Japan domestic nuke operators

KEPCO in talks to buy Toshiba's stake in UK nuclear project NuGen

Oil drops Wednesday to lowest since Nov as U.S. inventories swell

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mexican underwater welding Mexssub, makes Houston its launchpad

Colombia's Ecopetrol says rebel attacks cut output 893,000 barrels

U.S. oil hits Nov. low Tuesday as fresh glut fears overshadow OPEC cut talk

West African Crudes-Angola keeps more spot, Argentina takes Nigerian cargo

U.S. oil and gas exports supporting shale producers: Kemp

PDVSA will met 2017 bond payments amid stronger oil prices - local Newspaper

Shell to drill 161 new gas wells at its Australia's Queensland operations in 2018

Kemp: Hedge funds rush on cut mode after oil trade becomes murky

Interpol issues red notices for 3 Sinopec execs

Trump to save coal mining, preparing new executive actions

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Oil prices rise early on Tuesday on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut

Ecuador name industry veteran to run Petroecuador

Two more PDVSA subcontractors indicted in Jose port graft case

U.S. excess supply keep lid in oil prices, U.S. rig count at highest since Sept. 2015

Algerian Sonatrach replaces CEO

W. Africa crudes works out term allocations

TransCanada natgas lower price and eyes Asian markets

OPEC wants to extend production cut with non-members

Russia gasoline exports could double after capacity boost

Saudi king Salman's Asia trip eyes downstream to consolidate Aramco's market

Monday, March 20, 2017

Oil prices drop early Monday on rise in U.S. drilling

Ancap notches at least $15 mln in net profit in 2016

Nigerian government order by court to overturn seizure of oilfield from Shell and Eni

Exxon looks to sale of Italian service stations

Sinopec nears deal to buy Chevron's South African assets

LATAM trying to switch from fuel imports to increase its own production and refining

Japan not supporting Toshiba on sharing information with U.S.

ENI, Sonatrach get 34 bids for Algerian solar power plant

Tokyo Electric Power denies it plans to scrap reactor at Fukushima Daiichi plant

Oil prices steady Friday, heading for modest weekly rise

Petrobras still no able to sale assets due to judicial entanglement


Friday, March 17, 2017

Saudi Arabia and China agree on $65 bln in deals as king Salman visits

Oil prices Friday edge up as drop in U.S. crude stocks eases glut worries

Oil slips Thursday despite weak dollar as U.S. stockpiles remain high

Mexico to redo energy pipeline auction hit by 'problems'

Petrobras to restart asset sales

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Oil prices extend gains early Thursday after drop in U.S. stockpiles

Venezuela signed an agreement with Trinidad's NGC and Shell on exporting gas from Dragon field

Pemex says explosion at fuel storage facility injures 8

Petrobras to restart asset sales on orders of audit court

Oil stockpiles in U.S. decline after nine-week rising streak - EIA

China could save 3 million early deaths with cleaner air -study

EPA to review fuel efficiency standards, will not apply to California's rules

Total starts up production at Congo's Moho Nord site

Ship master confirmed pirates demand ransom for tanker seized off Somalia

Kemp: Brent spreads become battleground amid doubts over oil rebalancing

Oil rebounds Wednesday as U.S. crude inventories ease off record high

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Petrobras' combine output in Feb reached 2.82 mln barrels/day

OPEC see inventory glut for oil supply cut even as compliance rises

Libya and Nigeria still on slow oil recovery path but output rising

Blizzard shuts northeast U.S.; flights canceled, schools out

China's gas out put flat, refinery runs at second-highest on record

CNOOC boosts LNG supply to plug E.China power shortage

Tesla batteries won't solve Australia's power problems: Russell

Kemp: Oil prices drop as hedge funds head for the exit

Canadian shippers back Transcanada Mainline in boost for Canada natgas

U.S. oil jumps early Wednesday after data shows surprise U.S. stock draw

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Oil drops Tuesday amid rising stocks, dragging on energy shares

Ministers on probed for overspending on Colombia's Reficar refinery

Rosneft oil major says U.S. shale growth imperils OPEC deal

Japan's PM Abe seeks Saudi support for Aramco listing in Tokyo

Saudi crown prince bin Salman to meet Trump, investment in focus

Global oil output cuts deal in risk that it won't be extended -Rosneft

Russian Litasco oil trader hires ex-Glencore trader to head China operation

Wood Group to buy Foster Wheeler for $2.69 billion

Iran claims India's second oil supplier in Feb., ahead of Iraq -trade data

Hyundai E & C wins 595 billion won order to build Refining Complex in Iran

Oil down again on Monday, dollar steady as pivotal week for markets gets underway

Monday, March 13, 2017

Oil majors exiting Canada's oil sands acting in own interest -Trudeau

Oil rig count Friday in U.S. rises to most since Sept. 2015 -Baker Hughes

Oil down on Friday for a third day as glut worries persist

CERAWeek: U.S. senators voice skepticism over U.S. border tax

Shell still cool on Iranian oil buys despite sanctions relief

OPEC aims for rebalance oil price and warn won't extend cuts to offset shale - Kemp

Vitol bets on fuel retail for growth

President Putin met new Exxon CEO - Kremlin

CERAWeek: Oil industry agresive in reducing cost and deepwater exploration

Rex Tillerson has recused himself from Keystone pipeline issues -State Dep

Monday, March 13, 2017

Oil majors exiting Canada's oil sands acting in own interest -Trudeau

Oil rig count Friday in U.S. rises to most since Sept. 2015 -Baker Hughes

Oil down on Friday for a third day as glut worries persist

CERAWeek: U.S. senators voice skepticism over U.S. border tax

Shell still cool on Iranian oil buys despite sanctions relief

OPEC aims for rebalance oil price and warn won't extend cuts to offset shale - Kemp

Vitol bets on fuel retail for growth

President Putin met new Exxon CEO - Kremlin

CERAWeek: Oil industry agresive in reducing cost and deepwater exploration

Rex Tillerson has recused himself from Keystone pipeline issues -State Dept

Friday, March 09, 2017

CERAWeek: Investors from Asia, Mideast, Australia, eye U.S. pipelines

CERAWeek: Need to switch to clean energy - Shell CEO

Kemp: U.S. oil production to increase -Forecast

CERAWeek: U.S. shale moves on production growth despite OPEC's warning

Iraq exports 3.320 mln bpd oil in Jan, oil ministry says

Kemp: OPEC and the shale industry want a truce

Shell sale oil sands asests for net consideration of $7.25 bln

CERAWeek: U.S. shale move to grow in production despite OPEC's warning

Oil bulls blink Wednesday after months of attempts to boost crude prices

Saudis to honor crude contract volumes to Asia


Thursday, March 09, 2017

U.S. oil prices rise early Thursday supported by OPEC output cut compliance

Petrobras confident accounting practices correct

CERAWeek: Total to approve new U.S refinery development this month -Pouyanne

West African Crudes-Trading slow as buyers hope for lower diffs

CERAWeek: Bolivia looking for new natgas clients as Petrobras cutbacks

CERAWeek: Oil majors still still working out debt, cash flow before new expansion

EIA: U.S. crude stockpiles soar, gasoline inventory plunges

Oil prices dive on 5 pct Wednesday as U.S. crude inventories balloon

Kemp: Oil industry pro-cyclical cost will rise as focus shifts to growth

CERAWeek: OPEC eyes U.S. shale firms and hedge funds into talks on glut

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

CERAWeek: Ecopetrol to deliver regular deliveries of Vasconia crude in April

Grupo de Energia de Bogota to invest $530 mln in 2017

15-cargo LNG buy tender in Italy attracts competitive bids

Kemp: Oil industry costs will rise as focus shifts to growth

UK government will act if energy price hikes

CERAWeek: Border taxes on fuel prices will not be accepted by U.S. consumers - Motiva CEO

Maersk with a Danish North Sea oil deal within days - sources

Saudi lower prices on benchmark Arab Light crude show shifting oil market: Russell

China nuclear power sector need to growth faster - Chairman of CGN

Oil little changed Tuesday as growing U.S. supply offsets bullish Saudi comments

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

CNH launches auction to Pemex's farm out Ayin-Batsil shallow water field

White House still evaluating U.S. biofuels program

CERAWeek: IEA Birol: Oil sector needs 20 pct more investment this year

Oil"supply crunch" by 2020 with no capex renaissance - IEA

Colombia's state oil company reports $525.6 mln profit in 2016 - Ecopetrol

Kemp: Hedge funds trim record bullish position in oil

EU gives green light to Russian nuclear reactor project in Hungary

Forecasting problem for OPEC the U.S. oil output: Kemp

FLNG projects challenged by low prices, shale gas

Oil market double loss Monday as OPEC production discussed

Monday, March 06, 2017

Ecopetrol reports $525.6 mln profit in 2016

Oil prices fall Monday on doubts over Russian output curbs

OMV buys stake in Yuzhno Russkoyegas field from Uniper for $1.85 billion

East Libyan forces push strikes against rivals near oil ports

CERAWeek: Oil industry worries about future staffing

Odebrecht spillover on bonds market as investors skeptic

U.S. drillers continue add oil rigs -Baker Hughes

LNG surplus supply weigh on price despite pockets of demand

As global oversupply persists Saudi cuts light oil prices

Oil ticks up Friday after 3-day decline, Russian output cuts stall

Friday, March 03, 2017

PDVSA oil production may tumble 20% by the end of 2017

Oil edges higher on Friday after sell-off on weaker dollar

Mexico CNH to launch two annual oil auctions beginning in 2018

Brazil Oil exports rose to 45.7 million barrels new record in February

Mexico CNH to launch two annual oil auctions beginning in 2018

Brazil Oil exports rose to 45.7 million barrels new record in February

Guyana oil output could be refined in Trinidad, Suriname

Oil ticks up early Friday after 3-day decline, Russian output cuts stall

Nigeria files new corrupcion charges against Shell, others over dispute oilfield purchase

Global and U.S. gasoline demand to peak in 2021 - WoodMac

Kemp: U.S. shale producers renew their challenge to OPEC

Oil down Thursday more than 2 pct as Russian output cuts stall

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Trump presidency : Highlights of presidency on Wednesday

Oil falls on early Thursday for 3rd day as U.S. inventories hit record high

Trump could lift federal coal ban, other green rules -White House

U.S. charges 19 in wire fraud, international money laundering scheme

Nigeria and Angola crude-trade quiet as market focuses on tenders

Nigerian to investigate $17 bln subsidies received by state oil firm

Trump to benefit energy, financial sectors -Carlyle co-CEO

BP gets Clean Energy's U.S. green gas business for $155 mln

Kelin plans photovoltaic power generation project

China' coal power plants exposed to bankruptcy , write-downs, bankruptcy - Oxford study

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Oil turns negative Wednesday after U.S. crude stocks build to record high

Total and Petrobras in a strategic alliance

Russia's oil output down 11.10 million barrels per day in february

U.S. military to convert on renewable power in strategic move

Sinopec plans shale gas research base

Oil prices slip Tuesday as rising U.S. supplies offset OPEC cuts

Biofuels program steady, White House denies Trump orders pending

Obama waterway regulation to be review by Trump's orders

No ethanol executive order in the works - White House

OPEC compliance 94 pct in Feb, Saudi posts big reduction - survey

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

OPEC compliance 94 pct in Feb, Saudi posts big reduction - survey

Kurdistan negotiates new oil terms, raises pre-payments to $3 bln

Shell ready new Gulf of Mexico project, first since 2015

BP can balance books with $35-40/bbl oil price by 2021

Al Khattiya LNG Shell tanker damaged in collision off UAE

NNPC says Nigeria's oil output up to 2.1 mln bpd

Seadrill could file for bankruptcy under Chapter 11

Japan nuclear regulator asks Tepco to resubmit safety check application

Saudi Aramco to buy $7 bln stake in Petronas' RAPID refinery project

Japan push for wind power development as govt support pays off -study

Saudies sees $60 as good level to encourage investment - sources

Monday, February 27, 2016

Brazil's state-run oil Petrobras settles four more lawsuits with investors in the U.S.

Petrobras to cut gasoline, diesel prices at refineries

Pemex Jan crude output drops 10.6 pct from a year ago

PDVSA says expects PetroSaudi arbitration decision in Q4

Mexico's tequila Herradura working to turn agave to fuel

India push for renewables set a new lower wind's power tariffs

France's Engie starts global LPG desk to trade LPG

SHELL and YPF reach a deal to develop a Vaca Muerta Shale field

China's reign in LNG demand a help in global glut

Crude oil sold out of tanker storage in Asia as market slowly tightens

U.S. oil slips Friday as stockpiles rise for seventh week

Canada's Alberta oil firms to further cut costs -survey

Friday, February 24, 2016

Noble group plunge in the stock market after Iceberg questions Sinochem deal

Oil prices fall early Friday as U.S. crude inventories rise further

OPEC compliance looking good as Iraq and UAE working to reach target

Oil traders drain pricey U.S. crude storage as OPEC deal bites

Pemex inks hydrogen refinery venture with France's Air Liquide

Enarsa picks winners in 9-cargo LNG supply tender-trade

Ecopetrol's Vasconia crude oil extends force majeure to March exports

U.S. shale oil revival likely to hold oil price gains: Kemp

Repsol 2016 adjusted net profit up 4 pct on better oil prices

Dakota pipeline protest holdouts face removal


Thursday, February 23, 2016

Argentinian Miguel Galuccio in Schlumberger Board seen as key to Latin America push

U.S. oil rises early Thursday after report shows drop in stockpiles

Mexico opposition presidential candidate might halt new energy contracts

Colombia to eliminate Odebrecht's Magdalena River contract

Oil falls Wednesday on worries over swelling U.S. stockpiles

Brazil lowering by half oil industry local content -minister

US Secretary of State affirms importance of constructive U.S.-China ties

US automakers trade association urge EPA to withdraw Obama car fuel-efficiency rules

Conoco revises down over 1 bln bbls of oil sands reserves

ExxonMobil revises down oil and gas reserves by 3.3 billion barrels

Wednesday, February 22, 2016

Credit Suisse and CERAWeek in a strategic partner for this year's CERAWeek

Enagas could be bar from bidding on new pipeline contract - peruvian govt

Brent crude oil market tightens sharply as traders eye stock draws, possible squeeze: Kemp

Ecopetrol says proven reserves down 14 pct in 2016

Exxon's Papua New Guinea LNG export plant seeks to sell 6 cargos in tender-trade

Total's Iran contract to finalize within two months-minister

Toshiba liable for billions in gas contract besides its nuclear operations worries

Galp to break even at below $35/per oil barrel from 2019

As solar power and cold storage keeps mangoes on optimal shape, farmers' profits heat up

Rosneft pre-finance Kurdish crude

Hedge funds big on oil as OPEC gives them a free put option: Kemp

Tuesday, February 21, 2016

Ecuador election goes to April runoff between leftist, ex-banker: official

As Mexico awaits Tillerson and Kelly visit, some question point of talks

Brent oil Platts benchmark revamped for first time in a decade

New LNG buyers want shorter, smaller contracts - Shell

For Africa Solar-power “never more possible and less expensive” – energy chief

Crude oil rises in thin trade Monday, but swelling U.S. output caps rally

4 LNG cargoes over 2017 ashing Petronet in tender-trade

After OPEC cuts heavy oil, China independent refiners pull U.S. supply to Asia

U.S. Defense Secretary tells Iraq: We're not here for your oil

U.S. shale oil producers braces for the unfamiliar in 2017: inflation

Monday, February 20, 2016

Ecuador leftist fall short of votes for second round only 37.85 pct of votes -preliminary results

Andes Air leases h145 from Waypoint

Mexico double the US energy imports in 2016

Ecuador's corruption weigh on leftists ahead of vote

2 bln barrels new shale oil reserves finds Iran

Crude oil steady Friday, but down for the week as glut worries face OPEC cuts

Brazil production mix changes, importing less light crude

Drillers add oil rigs in U.S. for fifth straight week -Baker Hughes

Natgas market in U.S. tightens despite exceptionally mild winter: Kemp

Gasoline cost to fall slightly in Mexico, prices set daily

Friday, February 17, 2016

Odebrecht road contract in Colombia get cancel amid bribery scandal

Venezuelan elections may be scrap as populists dig in, opposition parties fear

Big bets on crude oil remain stalwart, despite bearish signals

Two deferred Cenovus oil sands projects may restart

Brazil's fuel sales fell 4.5 pct in 2016 -ANP

Angola's to export 1.691 mln bpd of crude oil in April-loading plan

Russia's daily oil output down 100,000 bpd in January, for a total of 11.1 million bpd

Rosneft starts drilling first exploration well in Brazilian Amazon

U.S. EPA chief nominee Pruitt face opposition from Republican Senator Collins

Oil prices steady thursday on OPEC cuts, but record U.S. fuel stocks weigh

Thursday, February 16, 2016

Oil and gas output in Peru up 19.52% in January 2017

Venezuela should allow Leopoldo Lopez, a political prisoner out of prison immediately-Trump

Mexico's Alfa preformance due to low prices force selling oil assets, halting energy Spending

Petrobras reached a new records from pres-salt

Crude and gasoline stockpiles in the U.S. hit record highs - EIA

Latin America's is hot and cities sweat over health risks from urban heat

Total reasons for delaying gas field development deal "unacceptable" to Tehran

Oil dips on Wednesday over doubts that high OPEC compliance with announced cuts will last

70 bln yen bond in sale of first bond issue of Tepco since Fukushima

Go green, G20 urged to ditch fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

Wednesday, February 15, 2016

President Santos promises higher growth in final colombian economic plan

Chile's SMA, eyes refinery sanction over environmental failures

NuGen says Toshiba committed to UK nuclear project

Bangladesh to put cheap solar ambulances on service in rural areas

LNG from Shell Pavilion to Singapore in 2017

Dam in california on a rush fix before new storms hit

Oil rises Tuesday on OPEC-led cuts, but market remains range-bound

Odebrecht offices in Venezuela raid by prosecutors in bribe probe

No Odebrecht bribes for colombian president's campaign : accused senator

Labeled drug "kingpin by the U.S., El Aissami Venezuela's vice president slams U.S. 'aggression'

Tuesday, February 14, 2016

EIA:U.S. shale oil output to rise in March to highest in 10 mths

Tribes denied request to block completion of Dakota pipeline

Brazilian president denies shielding ally from corruption case

DuPont to pay $670.7 million to settle lawsuits over Teflon-making chemical leak

Enarsa awards most of Argentina LNG tender to Trafigura

Immediate evacuation nearly 200,000 people due to crumbling California dam spillway

Kuwait's KPC to spend $114.8 billion dollars on oil projects in 5 years

Saudi Aramco to send crude to China's Huajin

China to take radical steps targeting metals, coal in war on smog

Crude prices Monday dip as markets remain bloated despite OPEC-led cuts

Monday, February 13, 2016

China's construction Sinohydro wants Odebrecht stake in Colombia river project

Colombian send prosecutors to Brazil on Odebrecht corruption investigation

Mexico's Lopez Obrador a populist politician softens tone in bid for presidency

Restoring Latin America's cloud forests boost hydropower?

Oil up Friday on widespread OPEC deal compliance, U.S. rig count rises

Brazil's billionaire Batista to stand trial on corruption charges

Panama paper's Mossack & Fonseca founders held on corruption charges

Toshiba to unveil nuclear hole, expected to outline charges, future of nuclear business

Kemp: Brent spreads imply big draw down in crude stocks after June

Oil drillers in the U.S. add oil rigs for 14th week in 15 -Baker Hughes


Thursday, February 09, 2016

10 mln barrels of SPR oil to be sold in Feb

India could offer Tesla's electric cars this summer

Iran's readiness for dialogue with Gulf is welcome by Kuwait

Eni CEO Descalzi to be sent to trial over Nigeria asked by Italy prosecutors

Anders Runevad Vestas CEO says U.S. wind market becoming more competitive

Angolan guerrilla call on oil region to boycott parlamentary election

Barry Larson appointed new Pacific E&P CEO

Oil prices down Wednesday on swollen, US fuel inventories, stagnating China demand

Venezuelan eyes $1 bln 'repo' deal with Nomura -source

Investigation of Odebrecht role in 2014 elections is called by Colombia's President

Wednesday, February 08, 2016

Colombia's Gran Tierra Energy to sale Brazilian assets to Maha Energy AB

Statoil's to continue drilling offshore U.S., Russia

Money managers investing in Brent and WTI futures due to U.S. tax reform

BP reports lowest annual profit in at least a decade

Statoil Q4 net operating loss $1.9 bln vs forecast $2.1 bln profit

India's state oil companies merger to consolidate oil & gas sector and gain efficiency-Fitch

Mercosur trade block to engage in closer trade with Mexico in Trump era

Ex-PDVSA port boss to be charge over alleged corruption

Odebrecht allegedly finance colombian president Santos's election campaign

Oil continue losses on Tuesday after API reports huge U.S. crude build

Tuesday, February 07, 2016

For Mexico, US could become the new Russia on energy security-Bordoff & Boersma

John Kemp: Oil becoming a crowded trade as hedge funds pile in

Libya extended major oil deal with Glencore - sources

U.S. president Trump agrees to meet NATO leaders in Europe in May

Brazil's Temer planning a visit to Russia in 2017

JA Solar manufacturer of solar power products to get credit insurance from China's SINOSURE

Russian Ilyushin Il-76 plane to help extinguish wildfires in Chile until situation stabilizes

OPEC quotas were discuss by Russia and Venezuela energy and oil ministers

Russia and Venezuela foreign ministers to meet on oil

Latam resilience tested by recession, disasters and Trump

Monday, February 06, 2016

Latam resilience tested by recession, disasters and Trump

BP aiming for 20% global growth from Trinidad & Tobago

World's oil not leaving the scene anytime soon

No changes in gasoline prices in Mexico between Feb. 4-17

Guyana's Exxon Mobil oil output may surpass T&T's

Lyondell, blow sale on discrepancies on value of Houston refinery -CEO

Mexico LatAm's most attractive oil and gas market -survey

Oil prices higher Friday on Iran sanctions, jobs data

U.S. border tax design changes to accommodate industries

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras denies challenging Braskem accord in U.S. courts

Peru open inmigration to thousands of crisis-weary Venezuelans

Friday, February 03, 2016

Peru open inmigration to thousands of crisis-weary Venezuelans

Brazil's oil output reaches record at 2.73 mln barrels/day and 111.8 million cubic meters/day

Engevix in talks to sell Brazil's Sao Roque hydroelectric dam

Nigeria crack down on bush refineries in swamps of Niger Delta get response from locals

Brazil's Petrobras undecided over outright sale of refining assets

Mexican officials try to find common ground with U.S. on securit

Mitsubishi expects ruling on San Onofre nuclear plant claim by end March-CEO

Cheaper renewables to halt coal and oil demand growth from 2020 - Imperial College

Venezuela's PDVSA default probable: Fitch

Saudi Arabia return as the swing producer in oil

OPEC, Russia protect their Asia market share from oil supply cuts

Thursday, February 02, 2016

OPEC, Russia protect their Asia market share from oil supply cuts

U.S. - Mexico meet in Mexico, discuss security -sources

India plans a national state oil company to take on global rivals

Lundin sees output more than doubling next decade

U.S. oilcos invest in Permian Basin as the epicenter for the U.S. shale as oil recovers

Dakota Access pipeline moving foward

Easement of Dakota Access Pipeline to be given by U.S.Army Corps of Engineers

Oil down on Wednesday as supplies remain plentiful amid OPEC-led cuts

Fire in France's Cattenom nuclear plant, contained at building-EDF

Senex Energy lines up U.S. partner to fund Australia gas project

Advisory EY hints recovery after slump in energy deals


Wednesday, February 01, 2016

Petrobras shareholders approve Liquigas sale for $816 mln

Brazil state of Minas Gerais says no sale of Cemig

Rosneft starts drilling with Statoil for hard-to-extract oil in Russia

Republicans take aim to kill Obama-era regulations

PDVSA pay India ONGC Videsh 1st installment of $19 mln

Tuesday, January 30, 2016

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada boosts Canadian oil well drilling forecast

SEC's 'resource extraction' rule could be scrap

Nigeria's Trans Forcados oil pipeline restart seen "towards end of Q2"

Electricity consumption in Brazil fell 0.9 pct in 2016-EPE

Energy pipelines in investor favor after Trump support

MGX Minerals hunts battery lithium in Latam oilfields

Possible nuclear fuel debris found below Fukushima reactor

Oil on decline as rising U.S. output weighs

PDVSA with new board and more control by Venezuela's president

Tillerson's nomination as Secretary of State advances in the U.S. Senate


Monday, January 30, 2016

Saudi Aramco's 265 billion barrels oil reserves confirmed by external audit

Braskem buys Cetrel an Odebrecht environmental services firm in Brazil

Taxes ideas at the border roil oil markets, favor Gulf Coast

New "green" synthetic fertilizer could contribute to food revolution

Algeria number one gas supplier to Spain in 2016

Venezuela names new board of directors at PDVSA, Del Pino remains CEO

Grana y Montero losses $39.4 mln in Q4 on Odebrecht project

Chrysaor to get Shell assets in North Sea for $3 bln

Saudi Aramco selects two U.S. firms to audit its reserves - sources

A capitulation to markets. OPEC compliance rate of about 80 percent.


Friday, January 27, 2016

Guyana Oil Discovery: Decision time

A 'Canada First' energy plan with XL Keystone pipeline?

Brasilian government will revise tariffs for Eletrobras distribution units only after sale

Saudi Aramco hires Gaffney, Cline & Associates, to certify its oil reserves before IPO

Only higher oil prices will spur int'l spending-Baker Hughes

Petrobras reduces diesel and gasoline prices at refineries

PetroChina goal to meet a third of China's shale gas target by 2020

Texas oil industry first growth in 2 years

Kemp: Trump probably can't require pipelines to use U.S. steel

Peru sees slow down in growth for 2017 on 'Odebrecht effect'

Thursday, January 26, 2016

Trinidad's energy industry adapt or die- BP Norman Christie

Second power link with UK-France a go, despite Brexit

Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday

Nikkei: Plans to remove nuclear fuel at Fukushima delayed again

Environmentalist name to board of directors of Exxon Mobil

Trump seeks to muzzle U.S. agency employees

Oil prices and spreads to define shale revival: Kemp

XL Keystone pipeline face high legal hurdles challenging Trump

ExxonMobil to continue drilling offshore Guyana; to shift support from Trinidad's

Mexico's biggest cash source is under threat from Trump

Wednesday, January 25, 2016

Mexico's biggest cash source is under threat from Trump

Renewable fuels industry sees no big change to EPA blending rules under Trump

Brazil: Mechanical failure rule out in judge's plane crash

Petrobras says investors are suing its subsidiaries in Netherlands

Tribes vow to battle Trump's 'poor decision' to revive pipeline

IEA Executive Director and OPEC Secretary General to Deliver Remarks at CERAWeek 2017

Louisiana's local governments, sue oil industry to fight costal damage

Oil and gas charts on Mexico

Scotland moves away form North seal oil, eyes 50% renewable energy by 2030

Undertanding Donald Trump's plans for oil drilling, federal lands and clean energy

Petrobras boosts bond buyback offer to $6 bln


Tuesday, January 24, 2016

Odebrecht seeks tougher compliance, family exit from board in overhaul

French's renewable energy Voltalia satrs construction of solar PV plant in Brazil

U.S. shale oil and gas back to life: Kemp

Argentina hopes to keep trade deal with US

Oil up after producer meeting, but high U.S. output weighs

Trump to renegotiating NAFTA pact soon with Mexico, Canada

Trump's new EPA transition team draws from energy industry and think tanks

200,000 liters of crude oil spills on Canada's aboriginal land

Former Sinopec president gets life term in prison

Oil prices up as OPEC output reduction drain inventories

Monday, January 23, 2016

Oil prices up as OPEC output reduction drain inventories

Mexico president and Trump talked by phone, agree to meet

Next OPEC, non-OPEC monitoring committee meeting after March 17 -Kuwait

Saudi Aramco operating 220 rigs-energy minister

OPEC and non-OPEC oil cuts a success - Ministers committee meeting

Colombia's Cano-Limon oil pipeline attacked by guerrillas, pumping halted

U.S. exports fill LNG soaring demand from Pakistan, China tightens Asia's LNG market

Odebrecht says waiting for government to end contract

Baker Hughes : U.S. drillers add the most oil rigs

Quick action Trump could take on energy, environment and climate

Hardline party Volutad Popular (Popular Will) on front line of Venezuelan political war


Friday, January 20, 2016

Mexico's natural gas plans expected to drive demand for U.S. imports

Mexico's Amatitlan Block to be develop by Renaissance Oil and Lukoil

Vatican pulls out of Venezuela dialogue it sponsored due to government failure to honor commitments

Union accepts Petrobras' collective wage deal

Brazil judge handling Petrobras graft probe killed in plane crash

Chile plans energy exports to Argentina

China jails former Petrochina vice chairman for 15 years for graft

LNG supply buffer to have ‘positive' impact on global gas security

2017 to bring peak in first wave of US ethane cracker construction

U.S. Army to begin Dakota pipeline Environmental study


Thursday, January 19, 2016

Petrobras to appeal court ruling on Libra off-shore oil field

Russians full of optimism in Davos, oil and Trump the topics

Petrobras Reduc refinery hit by fire; production impacted

Approval rating for Mexican president hits record low after fuel hikes

Operations at Venezuela PDVSA Jose oil terminal 'recovered' after oil spill

Norways' OKEA to increase stake in Yme field after Repsol summit development plan

Baker Hughes and Schlumberger selected for contracts on drilling and well services by Statoil

ABB sees 2017 an energy market under uncertainty

Odebrecht settling bribe cases in 12 countries

Ryan Zinke, Trump Interior nominee would consider more drilling on federal land


Wednesday, January 18, 2016

Petrobras says raises $4 billion in international bond issue

Davos: Oil majors, car makers committed to hydrogen technology to minimized CO2

Canadian energy industry at bigger risk from cyber, bomb attacks -Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)

Pemex imports first diesel cargo via train from U.S.

Output for Shale oil set to rise in February as prices rise

Operations at Venezuela's PDVSA Jose main oil terminal halted by crude spill

China to further open economy to foreign investment

Global ship insurers to resume near full coverage for Iran oil

John Kemp: U.S. oil and gas industry has turned the corner

Pertamina to import 4 mln bbls per mth of RON 88 in early 2017


Tuesday, January 17, 2016

Saudi commitment to cut set oil prices up on; U.S. output seen rising

Fuel gas sales in Brazil fall for 2nd consecutive year in 2016

Noble Energy to pay $2.7 bln to buy Clayton Williams Energy

Saudi foreign minister says interests aligned with U.S.

Bolivian, Argentina state-run oil companies sign joint venture to explore in Bolivia's Charagua area

John Kemp: Oil prices stall as hedge funds stop adding to longs

U.S. Vice President says world must stand against Russian aggression, calls for sanctions

Aggreko wins extensions on Argentina contracts

Russian oil production averaged 11.1 mln bpd from Jan. 1-15

Platts with a new Middle East LNG price marker as region's demand grows

Monday, January 16, 2016

John Kemp: Volatility and cyclicality in oil prices - will this time be different?

OPEC Mohammed Barkindo confident in members commitment

Baker Hughes Data: Canadian drillers add most oil rigs in two years

PHMSA U.S. pipeline regulator completes rule to boost safety standards

Mexicans fear higher food prices to follow gasoline hike

U.S. State Department nominee Rex Tillerson fights climate deposition

Mexico's Tula crude refinery hit by energy outage

Accident Pemex refinery kills worker, output not affected

Mexico names trade expert as new U.S. ambassador

Colombian ex-senator arrests in Odebrecht corruption scandal


Friday, January 13, 2016

PRI Radio: Venezuela's military has turned its food crisis into a 'racket.' And it's profiting from people going hungry

Pemex's refinery accident kills worker, output not affected

U.S. East Coast refiners focusing on Algerian crude

AltaGas in merger talks with Washington Gas's WGL Holdings

Grana y Montero in stock crisis, says Odebrecht partnership a 'mistake'

Norway oil and gas forecasts raise production

Norsk Hydro in deal with brazilian state of Para and Shell to use LNG at Alunorte alumina refinery

China's total oil refining capacity will rise 4.6 pct in 2017

Saudi Arabia keeps most oil exports to Asia in Feb steady; cuts India, Malaysia

U.S. state judge requires Exxon to hand over climate documents

Venezuela's exports of crude oil fall to 25 years low


Thursday, January 12, 2016

Venezuela's exports of crude oil fall to 25 years low

New offshore Guyana oil discoveries announced by ExxonMobil

Exports from North Sea, Azerbaijan to Asia hit record in January

Carnegie Clean Energy sees rapid growth in revenue from solar power

Saudi Arabia cuts Feb crude supply to 1 Asia buyer slightly

India's gasoline thirst shows no sign of being slaked: John Kemp

WoodMac : New oil projects to double in 2017

Pemex says new procurement rules aimed at combating graft

Le Creusot parts irregularities no cause for reactor shutdowns: Areva

China crude demand to rise 3.4 pct y/y to record ~12 mil bpd

Nigeria oil workers union suspends three-day nationwide strike after talks

Wednesday, January 11 , 2016

Tillerson to answer for Trump, big oil, even Putin in hearing

Kemp: Will hedge funds full invest in oil or not?

Wisconsin Native American tribe votes against renewing Enbridge pipeline agreements

Oil markets in a battle between Saudi led supply cuts, rising output elsewhere

UK PM May admits “hard Brexit”: leaving EU does not mean retaining bits of membership

Canada's Energy East pipeline review process faces legal challenge

PDVSA firm spurs two more guilty pleas in U.S. corruption probe

GTM buys Brazilian chemical distributor for $172 mln

Nigeria oil workers go on strike at crude flow station in Niger Delta

U.S. lists 17 nuclear reactors with parts from Areva SA's Le Creusot forge under probe


Tuesday, January 10, 2016

Brazilian businesses head to Paraguay

U.S. to sell 8 mln bbls of SPR crude oil reserves

Mexican Cemex increases price offer for Trnidad's TCL cement takeover

Russian to gain Europe LNG market share, exports hit record

China to begin financing Brazilian projects with joint fund of $20 billion by March

Petrobras breaks drought in LatAm market

Argentina to eliminate 15-year-old duty on oil exports

Peru would retain Odebrecht's money on pipeline sale

Mexico announced a lid on gas prices to contain protests mounts over fuel hike

Venezuela opposition-led Congress declared Maduro 'abandoned post'


Monday, Jan 9, 2016

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in Mexico to sign framework on electricity grid

Mexico's Peso resumes rally after Central bank intervenes

Saudis said to favor Light Crude to top rivals

Payrolls, another Milestone for Oil. Thanks, OPEC

European gasoline arbitrage to U.S. East Coast an opportunity, freight rates a limit

Former debt pariah Argentina to join PMorgan's index

Canadian energy debt issuance lead by pipeline as Producers bid time

Odebrecht should pay at least $26.7 million to Peru in bribe case

Brazil's Petrobras and others deals may slow this year because of stricter due diligence

Slim's Cisca, Spain's Acciona, Mexican ICA and others won terminal of new Mexico City airport


Friday , Jan 6, 2016

Statoil could stop exploring in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico

U.S. from energy importer to exporter by 2026

Eletrobras in talks with China's Shangai Electric

Petrobras increases diesel prices by 6.1 pct on average

Fire in oil platform in Gulf of Mexico was extinguished, no injuries

Argentina ends currency rule, move caps yearlong effort by Macri to boost direct investment

Obama's show in Latin America pure symbolism

Mexico gas hike looting has been reported since Tuesday night in 7 states

Venezuela next big debt payment due in April

OPEC oil fell 300.000 bd in December, Nigeria pumped 12% less amid strike

Thursday, Jan 5, 2016

Venezuela names Ramon Lobo, economy czar, Nelson Martinez, oil minister in cabinet shuffle

Oil rises 2 pct, API says crude stockpiles fell 7.4 mln barrels last week

Mexico gasolinazo gas price hike is a 'responsible' measure - Enrique Pena Nieto

Russia's Rosneft closes privatisation deal with Qatar and Glencore

France nuclear group Areva will get support from whoever wins presidency

Angola LNG export plant resumes production after December shutdown

Statoil plans to drilling in 11 countries on five continents in 2017 - story

Aggreko selected to provided temporary power at the 2018 Winter Olympics

GeoPark oil reports success with drilling in Colombia - story

Mexico's warned of risks from U.S. tax cuts under Trump administration









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