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Petroleumworld Headlines News 2017
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Headlines 2017 January/June

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Headlines 2018 January-April


Monday, April 30 2018

Tatiana Bautzer, Carolina Mandl/Reuters -Petrobras close to deciding on gas pipeline network sale

Reuters -Pemex turns $6 bln profit on oil prices

John Kemp/Reuters -Oil's big backwardation tightening oil market spells trouble ahead

Reuters -First FPSO vessel for Kaombo project has arrived in Angola - Total

Reuters -Petrobras, Eletrobras close to $5.8 bln debt deal

Amanda Cooper/Reuters -Oil investment a tricky target for OPEC

TT Newsday -Energy Minister takes responsibility for reporting wrong Trinidad & Tobago energy data

Kaiter News -Guyana Revenue Authority to traine special officers to monitor metered oil production by Exxon Mobil – Commissioner

Kaieter News -Sol Group has repositioned itself to play a role in Guyana's emerging oil and gas sector

Kaieter News -Guyana will get less than one-third of the what ExxonMobil's Liza 1 oil project will generate – Ramson

Koustav Samanta/Reuters -Oil slips Monday after U.S. rig count rises; Iran concerns cap downside

Friday, April 27 2018

Reuters -Conoco file suite to enforce $2 billion award that Venezuela scorns

Reuters -Pemex will tender for partners in 7 onshore areas - energy regulator

Ron Bousso and Bate Felix/Reuters -Total, Shell start 1stq on a high thanks to rising oil prices

Maher Chmaytelli/Reuters -Eni only oil major in Iraq oil licensing round

Reuters -Helge Lund to succeed Carl-Henric Svanberg as BP chairman

Shaliza Hassanali/TT Guardian -TT's PM Rowley bouffs UN on Venezuelan's repatriation

Shaliza Hassanali/TT Guardian -BP to make to Trinidad and Tobago legacy payment of $1bn

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell/Kaieter News - Guyana's locals vying for ExxonMobil contracts should get same tax free privilege given to foreigners- GCCI President

Kaieter News -Hess to acquires interest in Kaieteur block offshore Guyana

Aaron Sheldrick/Reuters -Oil dips early Friday, but concerns persist about Iran supplies

Thursday, April 26 2018

Marianna Parraga /Reuters -PDVSA has to pay Conoco $2 bln for oil nationalization in Venezuela - arbitration court

T.Bautzer and C. Mandl/Reuters -Petrobras eliminates Liquigas Petroleum Gas IPO and is now for sale, eyes antitrust risk

Reuters -Puerto Rico's power should return within a month - Governor Rossello

M. Parraga and A. Ulmer and E. Scheyder/Reuters -Chevron evacuates Venezuela JV executives following staff arrests

S. Rao and R. Carvalho/Reuters - Global economy's hesitation unnerves markets, peak or pause?

John Kemp/Reuters -How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the oil prices cycle

Reuters -EIA report: U.S. oil inventories up unexpectedly

Shadia Nasralla/Reuters -Pemex must move to IPO, but it will take years -Pemex CEO

Ahmed Aboulenein/Reuters -Iraq's Shi'ites split ahead of crucial vote after 15 years in power

TT Newsday -Ghana oil company GNPC and Ghana Chamber of Commerce hosted by the Trinidad & Tobago Energy Chamber

TT Guardian -TT finance minister signed a US$180m loan agreement from CAF Development Bank

Kaieter News -Guyana revenue authority at odds over number of fuel import licence

Kaieter News -Guyana GRA to put safeguards in place to ensure oil's companies paid correct amount of taxes

Henning Gloystein/Reuters -Oil prices rise Thursday on Iran sanctions worries, falling Venezuelan output


Wednesday, April 25 2018

Reuters -Upcoming Brazil's pre-salt oil round in June attracts record interest

Valerie Volcovici /Reuters -U.S. EPA to unveil new policy barring 'secret science' in making regulations

John Kemp/Reuters -Mission accomplished for OPEC as oil moves from slump to boom

Tatiana Bautzer and Jake Spring/Reuters -Raízen Combustiveis buys Shell downstream assets in Argentina for $950 mln

Reuters -BP with “very strong” partnership with Rosneft, to steer away from politics in Russia -CEO

Reuters -Russia is China's top oil supplier in the last 13th months

TT Newsday -Green hydrogen the theme at WorleyParsons' Energy conference on Friday at Arthur Lok Jack School of Business

Demerarawaves -Guyana Revenue Authority training special oil & gas unit to audit ExxonMobil

Kaieter News -Guyana Revenue Authority under pressure to monitor fuel smuggling vessels

Kiana Wilburg/Kaieter News -Under my watch, oil companies in Guyana cannot use devious tax loopholes - GRA Commissioner General

Henning Gloystein/Reuters -Oil dips away Wednesday from late-2014 highs as rising U.S. supply clouds bull-run

Tuesday, April 24 2018

H. Bronstein and D. Desantis/Reuters - No chance of export tax as Paraguay's ruling Colorado party keep strong presence in Senate

Reuters -Brazil CNV securities regulator sets May 18 as Eletropaulo live auction bid deadline

Scot J. Paltrow /Reuters -United States' nuclear headache: old plutonium with nowhere to go

Dave Graham/Reuters -Mexico's second-placed presidential candidate Ricardo Anaya, boosted by TV debate: poll

Doina Chiacu and Anthony Esposito/Reuters - Mexican immigration control and NAFTA maybe tie-in by trump

John Kemp /Reuters -Adios bear, hedge fund oil bulls on rampage as downside vanish

Reuters -Odebrecht Mexico's unit vows to fight sanctions imposed by Mexico

Reuters -BBVA, Iberdrola sign first green corporate loan in Latin America for a wind farm in Mexico

Rod Nickel, Julie Gordon /Reuters - Canada moving oil one truckload at a time

TT Guardian: Venezuelan nationals deportations from TT were voluntary repatriations - Minister of National Security

Rhondor Dowlat/TT Guardian -Venezuelan deportations from Trinidad & Tobago angers Amnesty Int'l

Demerarawaves -ExxonMobil's Noble Bob Douglas drillship with Guyanese workers employed onboard, hail emphasis on safety

Demerarawaves -“massive scale of corruption and money laundering” in Guyana during Jagdeo era -SARA

Kaieter News -ExxonMobil discriminated against largest selling newspaper in Guyana on drillship visit due to unfavorable coverage

Henning Gloystein/Reuters -Brent oil on Tuesday hits highest since late 2014 as supplies tighten amid strong demand

Monday, April 23 2018

H. Bronstein and D. Desantis/Reuters - No chance of export tax as Paraguay's ruling Colorado party keep strong presence in Senate

Anggy Polanco, Isaac Urrutia/Reuters -Venezuela suffering daily power cuts despite end to rationing

Daniela Desantis and Mariel Cristaldo/Reuters - Mario Abdo, Paraguay's candidate from ruling colorado party won the presidency

Reuters -Brazil's Petrobras oil production dips in March

Reuters -Neoenergia raises bid for Eletropaulo above rival Enel offer

Scott DiSavino/Reuters -Baker Hughes weekly report: U.S. drillers add oil rigs for a third week in a row

Henning Gloystein/Reuters -Asian oil demand towars a record, but oil industry can't take eyes off Middle East

John Kemp /Reuters -Recession risks in U.S. seen rising sharply in 2019 and 2020

Reuters -Colombia's southern Transandino pipeline halted after bomb attack

Rhondor Dowlat/TT Guardian - UN worry on Trinidad & Tobago venezuelans' mass deportations disregarding asylum-seekers

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell/Kaieter News - ExxonMobil and sub-contrators on Guyana's tax free ride

Kiana Wilburg/Kaieter News - ExxonMobil pledges to come clean on payments to Guyana – GYEITI

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell /Kaieter News -Exxon in Guyana Starbrook block after renewal only has to give up % in 7 years – Ramson

Henning Gloystein/Reuters -Oil dips Monday as U.S. drilling tempers otherwise bullish sentiment


Friday, April 20 2018

C. Mandl and T. Bautzer/Reuters -Petrobras gets three bids for gas pipeline network company TAG

Bate Felix /Reuters - Total's CEO Patrick Pouyanne says will not give up on Venezuela

Reuters -Puerto Rico restores power to over 70 pct of population after blackout - PREPA

T. Bautzer and J. R. Gomes/Reuters -Petrobras considers sale of 60 pct stake in some refineries, keep others

Clyde Russell/Reuters -Australia's natural gas dilemma: to frack or not to frack?

Nick Brown/Reuters -Puerto Rico hit by another island-wide power blackout - PREPA

Rodrigo Viga Gaier/Reuters -Petrobras near deal with China's CNPC to swap refinery investment for oil

Rapheal John-Lall/TT Guardian -New business degree launched at Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell/Kaieter News -Guyana will pay at least US$208M to cap Exxon's Liza phase one wells

Kaieter News -Barbados seeks from CARICOM a regional cooperation mechanism on oil and gas

Kaieter News -Guyana working with IMF to employ progressive tax regime for oil sector

Henning Gloystein/Reuters -Oil dips Friday but remains close to late-2014 highs on supply cuts, strong demand


Thursday, April 19 2018

Reuters -Mexican leftist goes further ahead in presidential race: Mitosfsky poll

Reuters -Brazil's State of Amapá prosecutor opposes Total drill plan at Amazon

F. J. Daniel, S. Marsh/Reuters -Cuba elect Raul Castro's successor

Reuters -Puerto Rico hit by another major power black out

Nerijus Adomaitis/Reuters -Seadrill out of chapter 11, yes closer ties with oil service firms

John Kemp/Reuters -World economy at risk from proliferating barriers on trade and investment

Reuters -Eletrobras sale approval by end of May - Minister

TT Newsday -Gas finds will go to TT - Grenada's Acting PM

Rhondor Dowlat /TT Guardian -Signs of TT economic recovery - Finance Minister

Demerarawaves -Guyana move to update SHA regulations in preparation for oil and gas

Kaieter News -Guyana's Ambassador to the U.S. ‘inundated' with expressions of interest for oil & gas and conected industries

Koustav Samanta/Reuters -Oil near 3-1/2 year highs Thursday as Saudi backs higher prices, U.S. stocks draw

Wednesday, April 18 2018

D. Buitrago, A. Ulmer/Reuters - Under military rule, PDVSA oil workers quit in a stampede

Reuters -Eletrobras could be privatize via share offering -minister

Valerie Volcovici/Reuters - No change in oil, gas offshore royalty rates 'at this time' -U.S. Interior secretary '

Reuters -Enel push for a takeover of Eletropaulo, offers 28 reais per share

Anastasia Lyrchikova/Reuters -Russia in a snag replacing western power technology due to sanctions

Reuters -Neoenergia utility to acquire stake in Eletropaulo

Reuters -LNG for shipping fuel not enough to meet strict carbon regulations - JBC Energy

LoopTT - TT's PM Roley meet with Shell top executives, New agreements between Gov't, Shell by September

Rosmarie Sant / TT Guardian -Petrotrin must abide by WGTL Plant deal - Chairman

Gail Alexander / TT Guardian - TT delegation meet with BP top executives to identified mutually beneficial issues

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell/Kaieter News -Guyana ignores IMF's advice to close fiscal loopholes in existing oil contracts

Kiana Wilburg/Kaieter News -Guyana has piecemeal approach to capacity building for oil sector

Henning Gloystein/Reuters -Oil prices rise Wednesday on fall in U.S. crude inventories, global supply risks


Tuesday, April 17 2018

Reuters -Colombia crude output up 6.5 pct in March vs year ago

Ron Bousso/Reuters -Shell defends climate strategy in clash with investors, will meet goals by 2050

John Kemp/Reuters -Hedge funds move to a record bullish position in Brent

Giancarlo Navach/Reuters -Eni defies sceptics, bet on nuclear and may up stake in fusion project

Gail Alexander/TT Guardian -TT PM meets with Shell executives in London

Kevon Felmine/TT Guardian -Trinidad's oil trade union OWTU warns against Petrotrin WGTL plant sale

Demerarawaves -Guyana to guard against steep revaluation of the GYD dollar due to oil revenues

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell/Kaieter News -Guyana commits to paying ExxonMobil's loan interest irrespective of source of funds

Kaieter News -Students of Guyana's Mahaicony High invent Oil Vanquisher

Henning Gloystein/Reuters -Oil prices rise Tuesday amid risk of supply disruptions



Monday, April 16 2018

L. Paraguassu and R. Rampton/Reuters -U.S. Vicepresident urges regional leaders to isolate Venezuela's Maduro

Reuters -Mexican leftist presidential candidate will not reverse energy reform -adviser

Reuters -Mexico's energy minister rejects Leftist presidential candidate's call for fuel price freeze

Reuters -Saudi Aramco is world's most profitable oil company

Reuters -Petrobras receives $117 mln from Credit Agricole for financing to acquire UK goods and services

TT Newsday -TT gas agreement with Venezuela soon - PM

TT Guardian -Aquaterra Energy installs first CSP platform offshore T&T

Demerarawaves -Guyana transferred overseas ExxonMobil's signing bonus to earn interest- Finance Minister

Kiana Wilburg /Kaieter News -Oil companies rob Caricom countries millions of dollars annually through devious tax loopholes

Kaieter News -Guyana-ExxonMobil contract as oppressive as GTT monopoly deal- Ramson

Amanda Cooper/Reuters -Oil prices drop Monday as fears about Syria strikes fallout wane

Friday, April 13 2018

Reuters -U.S. will not cede leadership in the region to “authoritarian countries.” - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

J. Renshaw and C. Prentice/Reuters -Chevron, Exxon ask U.S. Government for 'small refinery' waivers from US biofuels law

Reuters -IEnova to invest $130 mln in Baja California fuel terminal

John Kemp/Reuters -OPEC from inventories to investment

Reuters -Petrobras reaffirms commitment to BP strategic alliance

Dmitry Zhdannikov/Reuters -As reserves life shrinks, Shell does not see a risk of "stranded assets"

PW -Australian Melbana Energy on a Cuba drilling campaign

PW - Echo Energy find gas in first well in the Springhill Formation onshore Argentina

TT Guardian -Shell launched in TT its LiveWIRE program: “Exploring New Industries.”

TT Guardian -Repsol plans to drill first offshore well in Guyana by August

Kaieter News -Canadian CGX to begin drilling by year end

Kaieter News -Guyana to develop a world-class oil industry - President Granger

Osamu Tsukimori/Reuters -Oil eases Friday as Trump backtracks on imminent Syria strike


Thursday, April 12 2018

Reuters - ONGC Videsh, CNPC look to invest in Ecuador, minister says

Florence Tan /Reuters -Oil supply a concern as demand growing while output falls -IEA

Reuters -Pemex sets May Maya price for international buyers

Reuters -Peru's Tullow offshore oil contracts on hold amid probe: minister

Alex Lawler and Nidhi Verma /Reuters -S. Arabia satisfied with oil market, won't let another glut form

Reuters -Total buys several assets located in Gulf of Mexico

Devika Krishna Kumar/Reuters -Cushing's crude oil market clout wanes amid U.S. export boom

Geisha Kowlessar/TT Guardian -Port Authority's Lyle Alexander: ‘I can't stop being of service to T&T'

Demerarawaves -Guyana's Department of Energy to hire overseas energy experts

Kaieter News -Failure of Guyana's governmen to secure “fair deal” with Exxon for nation should spark “unrelenting concern”

Rehanna Ramsay /Kaieter News -Natural gas found in Guyana's Pomeroon Region, locals make use for domestic purposes

Kaieter News -President Granger continues to act unilaterally, real democracy continues to elude Guyana ...

Henning Gloystein/Reuters -Oil markets tense Thursday on Middle East crisis, U.S.-China trade spat


Wednesday, April 11 2018

Reuters -Saudi Aramco signs $12 bln worth of deals with France's Total, Technip and Suez

Reuters -Petrobras Distribuidora-BR to provide fuel to 20 Carrefour stations

Reuters -Venezuela's PDVSA crude sales to the United States rose 20 percent in March 20

David Ljunggren/Reuters -Trudeau's cabinet to discuss troubled canadian Kinder Morgan pipeline

John Kemp /Reuters - U.S./China trade potential skirmish likely to delay global growth decisions

Reuters -Exxon, Qatar eye U.S. shale deal - WSJ

Clyde Russell/Reuters - Saudi push to raise crude prices back fire with Chinese

TT Newsday -TT Energy Minister Franklin Khan says new energy blocks to be offered in 2018

Demerarawaves -Guyana “watching” situation in recolonised Caribbean Netherlands Antilles

Kaieter News -Int'l study on 100 corrupt oil contracts reveal… Vague terms, abuse of discretion are worrying warning signs, Guyana's PSA with Exxon holds vague

Kaieter News -CARICOM moves foward to pursue a regional customs document

Henning Gloystein -Oil dips Wednesday on rising on U.S. supplies, market still tense on conflict in Syria


Tuesday, April 10 2018

Dave Graham/Reuters -Mexico reviewing U.S. ties as Trump stirs new tensions

Libby George and Ahmad Ghaddar /Reuters - Growing fleet of gasoline in tankers off Europe's coast threatens to sink profits

Roberta Rampton, Mitra Taj/Reuters -
Latin America waiting for an awkward and tense Trump visit

Karla Mendes/Thomson Reuters Foundation -New development projects in Brazil's Amazon? Not without congressional approval, says court

Reuters -Eletrobras CEO says new minister Wellington Moreira Franco raises chances of privatization

John Kemp/Reuters -Hedge funds from WTI to Brent in search for roll yield

EnergyNow -EnergyNow -ExxonMobil forges ahead in Guyana

Seeking Alpha -IMF suggests Guyana should consider issuing a temporary moratorium on new licensing and rewrite tax laws after 'favorable' Exxon deal

Stabroek News -Guyana's Ministry of Finance clarifies IsDB aid package

Kaieter News -Guyana's president Ramotar gave NABI Construction oil block, less than two years after it was set up, operations at standstill

Amanda Cooper/Reuters -Oil approaches $70 a barrel Tuesday as fears over trade war ebb


Monday, April 09 2018

Anastasia Moloney/Thomson Reuters Foundation -Colombia's Supreme Court orders government to protect Amazon forest in landmark case

Reuters -Paulo Pedrosa, Brazil's deputy mines and energy secretary to resign

Reuters -Buckeye, Trafigura load 1m barrels on Suezmax oil tanker at Texas terminal after upgrade

John Kemp/Reuters -Trading markets underestimate risk of an accidental trade war

Reuters -Russia says oil quota arrangement with OPEC could be indefinite

Reuters -Mexican leftist presidential candidate eyes slimmed down Pemex -adviser

Reuters -Brazil's Energisa to buy Eletropaulo

EnergyNow -Repsol awards Seadrill ultra-deepwater drillship work in Aruba

TT Guardian -NGC gas co. signs major energy deal with Grenada's GPG Petrol group

Kaieter News -Stabilization clause extremely disadvantageous for nations like Guyana on the road to first oil - Open Society Institute (OSI)

Kaieter News -Int'l study lists 12 red flags of 100 corrupt oil contracts …Signature bonus being diverted to special account tops warning list, Guyana collected a US$18M bonus

Henning Gloystein/Reuters -Oil prices firm Monday, but trade dispute and Syria keep market on edge

Friday, April 06 2018

Anthony Boadle/Reuters -Ex-president Lula to jailed by Friday, Brazilian judge orders

Reuters -Braskem eyes new plant construction at home and abroad -CEO

Reuters -YPF names ex-CFO Daniel Gonzalez as new CEO

Reuters -Mexico's election front-runner Lopez Obrador won't end energy reform - adviser

Reuters -Rosneft says Lukoil's proposal of swing oil output as part of OPEC cooperation "not senseless"

Reuters -Petrobras Distribuidora to expand oil lub plant - filing

Reuters -Operators to focus on smaller oil & gas projects, quick returns in 2018 -WoodMac

TT Guardian - "No place for monopoly in energy' -Energy consultant Helena Inniss

Demeraraweaves -Guyana wants ICJ to rule that Venezuela must withdraw from Ankoko Island; stop scaring investors

Demeraraweaves -Natural gas-powered electricity generation feasible for Guyana; East Demerara site identified for pipeline

Kaieter News - Guyana Govt. steams ahead with landing GLP natural gas pipeline

Jane Chung/Reuters -Oil drops Friday after U.S. President Trump threatens new China trade tariffs

Thursday, April 05 2018

Mitra Taj/Reuters -Tullow Oil deals signed at the last minute by disgraced Peru ex-president may be repeal

Reuters -ENAP and YPF inaugurate $354 mln offshore gas project

John Kemp /Reuters -With China vs US trade war, they have stumble into the Thucydides Trap

Jessica Resnick-Ault/Reuters -Big oil drillers stay in their own backyards in U.S. auction

Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice /Reuters -EPA gives giant refiner Andeavor 'hardship' waiver from Biofuels regulation

Suzanne Sheppard/TT Guardian -Critical issues with TT - Venezuela cross-border gas deal

TT Guardian -OWTU, Petrotrin agree to work on restructuring oil company

Kaieter News -Guyana's Contingency Oil Spill Plan without international expert advice

Kaieter News -Local Totaltec Oilfield Services raises money for Guyana oil operations

Kaieter News -Beware of oil companies and their gold-plated administrative costs – Int'l Expert Antony Paul warns Guyana

Osamu Tsukimori/Reuters -Oil gains Thursday on U.S. crude drawdown, easing of tension in U.S.-China spat


Wednesday, April 04 2018

Patricia Laya/Bloomberg -Venezuela's Crypto Petro a scam - ICOindex rating

Reuters -TGS to build Vaca Muerta gas pipeline, conditioning plant

Reuters -U.S. ITC locks in anti-dumping duties on biodiesel from Argentina, Indonesia

Reuters -Argentina setup its plan $1.6 bln in late natgas subsidy payments

Reuters -Petrobras offers 50 percent rights in onshore, offshore fields

John Kemp /Reuters -Hedge fund bullish on oil downplay macro risks

Reuters -Colombia's attorney general to investigate Ecopetrol oil spill in Santander province

Reuters -CNPC sells 1st gasoline to Americas; cargo heads to Bahamas

TT Guardian -Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela review progress on gas deal

Kiana Wilburg/Kaieter News -Minister Gaskin, Guyana is waiting to see Local Content proposals of oil companies

Kaieter News -Guyana must reveal steps taken to guard against inflated costs by oil entities– NRGI Int'l Group

Kaieter News -Government confuses Concession Agreement with a Exxon/Guyana's PSA

Koustav Samanta/Reuters -Oil inches lower Wednesday on expectations for U.S. crude stock build

Tuesday, April 03 2018

Reuters -White House pushes for NAFTA deal in Peru next week

Reuters -U.S. EPA rejects Obama's era plan for fuel efficiency standards for automobiles

Reuters -Brazil oil production stable in February- ANP regulator

Reuters -Frontera Energy named Richard Herbert as CEO, will double investment in Colombia, Peru

Reuters -Brazil' Gás Natural Açu SA, seeks IFC loan to build Açu power plant

TT Newsday -S. Arabia moves to forge stronger commercial ties with Trinidad & Tobago

Reuters -Latin America's oil auctions fact box

Kaieter News -Make fiscal concessions for oil part of law, no one-on-one negotiations - Int'l group says

Kaieter News -Guyana need Technical training a key to development – Education Minister

Kaieter News -ExxonMobil is taking way too much from Guyana and giving the country very little in return- Ram, an attorney at law

Meng Meng, Henning Gloystein/Reuters -Oil inches up Tuesday, but rising Russian output still weighs

Monday, April 02 2018

David Alire Garcia and Enrique Andres Pretel/Reuters -Costa Rica's Carlos Alvarado president-elect wins pitching progressive values

Reuters -Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro lands on Panama's 'high risk' money laundering list

Reuters -Petrobras plans to sell a 25 pct stake in its refineries capacity

Reuters -EIA Weekly Report: U.S. crude oil production rose slightly in January

Ernest Scheyder/Reuters -As shale oil wells grow longer, buyouts attract hemmed in oil producers

TT Guardian -After OAS diplomatic blunder, PM Rowley holds key to future relations

Kaieter News -With two years delay, Trotman now hands local content policy to Guyana's Business Ministry for review

Kiana Wilburg/Kaieter News -Guyana did not carried out audit or verification of ExxonMobil's US$460M pre-contract costs

Kaieter News - Venezuela will not recognize any decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), regarding Guyana's filing a case in the Hague Court

Henning Gloystein, Meng Meng/Reuters -Oil prices rise Monday on lower U.S. drilling activity, trade tension weighs


Friday, March 30 2018

Petroleumworld -Petrobras and partners acquired 7 offshore blocks in the 15th Round of Brazil 's ANP round 15th bidding

Reuters -Qatar and partners wins exploration bids in 4 blocks offshore Brazil

Reuters -Petrobras signs $587 mln agreement to build natural gas processing unit in Rio

Reuters -Brazil government to seek auction of 2 choice Santos blocks in June

Lamine Chikhi /Reuters -MIT/Harvard trained Ould Kadour takes on as CEO of Algeria's Energy Sonatrach

Reuters -Braskem swings to smaller-than-expected profit in Q4

J. Mason and H. Gloystein/Reuters -Shanghai new crude oil benchmark on par with U.S. market as local traders bet on lower prices

Gail Alexander/TT Guardian -PM calls for an urgent report into faux pas by TT's Ambassador to OAS

Kaieter News -Guyana's oil PSA contract lack provisions to guard against inflated costs

Kaieter News -Guyana's Oil and Gas sector needs to be subjected to parliamentary scrutiny

Kaieter News -Guyana files case against Esequibo claim by Venezuela with International Court of Justice

Ayenat Mersie/Reuters -Oil prices rise Thursday with Wall Street; U.S. crude discount widens


Thursday, March 29 2018

Marta Nogueira -Brazil court blocks top quality oil blocks from Thursday pre-salt auction

Alex Lawler, Rania El Gamal -Oil at $71, but OPEC stick to supply curbs

Reuters -Petrobras with options to hedge price for 128 mln barrels of oil this year

Henning Gloystein -Shanghai crude oil future a new benchmark to complete globalization of oil markets

David Alire Garcia and Marianna Parraga -Pemex to be the operator in two shallow water JV projects with Total and Cepsa

David Alire Garcia and Marianna Parraga -Pemex raises hand in final oil auction blocks before election

David Shepardson -U.S. National Highway agency proposes scrapping higher automaker penalties for 'gas guzzlers'

Carla Bridglal -Copa Airways expand Trinidad - Panama service to 14 flights a week by end of year

TT Guardian -T&T Gas NGC is positioning on opportunities in emerging Caribbean oil, gas economies

Kaieter News -Guyana's PSA with oil companies not in norm, but it's in Guyana's best interest - Minister Trotman

Kiana Wilburg -Guyana's Civil Defense conducts consultation on draft National Oil Spill Contingency Plan

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices rise Thursday as OPEC seen continuing supply cuts through 2018

Wednesday, March 28 2018

Reuters -Mexico oil output with no change expected before 2025-official

Richard Mably and Yara Bayoumy -OPEC, Russia evaluating a new time frame of 10- to 20-year oil alliance -Saudi Crown Prince

Reuters -Mexico's Alfa Newpek says sells part of Eagle Ford Shale

Reuters -Argentine Gas del Centro distributor pulls IPO due to 'market volatility'

John Kemp -Oil market "locked", almost all hedge funds still on bullish prices

Reuters -No criptocurrency payment offer has been made by Venezuela to Russia -Finance ministry

Reuters -Eletrobras' loss narrows in 4th quarter

Reuters -Dutch government allow 5 new offshore wind turbines generating 7 gigawatts in wind energy

PW -Trinidad & Tobago Energy sector adds significant value to the country economy -Study

PW -American Arlines to star direct non-stop service Miami - Guyana, in April

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell -Guyana arrangement with Tullow/Eco-Atlantic, CGX and Ratio – 1 % royalty subjected to cost recovery is absurd

Kaieter News -Oil will set Guyana to become “Middle East” of the Caribbean

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices fall Wednesday on surprise U.S. inventory rise; China crude volatile

Tuesday, March 27 2018

M. Nogueira, A. Alper -Brazil aims to auction left over areas in second half -minister

Reuters -Chevron's Venezuela operations operating normally -Senior executive

Reuters -Pemex signs shale contract with U.S. Lewis Energy in northern Mexico Eagle Ford formation

A. Carbonnel and S. Jacobsen -Denmark faces dilemma over Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

Reuters -OPEC-led oil output cuts supported by Iraq, president says

Reuters -Banco do Brasil extend $606 mln credit line to Petrobras

Clyde Russell -Two risks threaten commodities, one bullish, one bearish

Reuters -New Shanghai crude oil futures jump more than 6 pct on its debut

TT Newsday -“Ambitious growth agenda” is required by Caribbean and Latin American countries -IDB

Kaiter News -Guyana has fails to negotiate signing bonuses with oil companies – “Even the ExxonMobil money is just a legal fund”- Ram

Kaieter News -Goldfields gold mining company in Guyana insists local content footprint has met requirements

Henning Gloystein -Oil firm Tuesday on Middle East tension, though rising U.S. output looms

Monday, March 26 2018

Alexandra Ulmer, Deisy Buitrago-PDVSA oil workers clash with security officials in company's cafeteria protest

David Alire Garcia -Mexico's proven oil reserves down over 7 pct at start of 2018, new drilling as yet to contribute

Reuters -Baker Hughes wk report: U.S. drillers add oil rigs for second consecutive week

Anastasia Moloney -Ecuador's indigenous women demand to president Lenin Moreno an end to Amazon's drilling

Alister Doyle -Humans impacting 'alarming' decline of nature threatens food, water, energy - UN

Reuters -Enel Brazil interested in taking part in Eletropaulo share offering

Dmitry Zhdannikov -CEFC China Energy investigation hits $9 billion Russian oil deal

Reuters -Mexican president Pena Nieto defends energy reform from leftist's attacks

Geisha Kowlessar -Trinidad & Tobago, Saudi Arabia to explore opportunities

Kaieter News -ExxonMobil should provide the names of 309 Guyana's companies it did business with in 2017 - Christopher Ram

Kaieter News -Proposed ExxonMobil Guyana oil production should be put on hold due to enviromental grounds –Int'l Lawyer

Kaieter News -Legal challenge looms over ExxonMobil-Guyana contract -Melinda Janki

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices fall Monday as U.S. trade dispute with China looms, Shanghai crude oil futures debuted strongly

Friday, March 23 2018

Timothy Gardner -S. Arabia has options if U.S. walks from nuclear power deal -minister al-Falih

Reuters -Eletropaulo to raise $500 mln for investment, pay debt

John Kemp -Brent spreads up again for second half of 2018

Reuters -Many parts in Brazil's northeast still in partial darkness after mass power outage

Josephine Mason, Meng Meng -China's oil futures to be launch on Monday, will be frazzle or dazzle for foreign traders?

Daina Beth Solomon -Mexico populist presidential candidate says may roll back energy reform if elected

Melanie Waithe -Best-selling author Luke Williams at Lok Jack's distinguished leadership conference on May 24

Kaieter News -“Guyana wants renegotiation not scrapping of oil contracts”, Prof. Collier, misunderstood the issue - Attorney-at-Law, Melinda Janki

Kaieter News -Guyana's government gets ‘F' grade for handling oil and gas sector – Jagdeo

Henning Gloystein -Oil rises more than 1 percent Friday as Saudi says production curbs could last into 2019

Thursday, March 22 2018

L. Costa and L. Goy -Masive power blackout hit tens of millions in northern Brazil

Richard Valdmanis -Oil companies give unenthusiastic response to record U.S. offshore lease sale

Shadia Nasralla -Mexico CNH wants minority stake floated in state oil firm Pemex -Chief

Reuters -EIA wk report: U.S. crude oil stockpiles fall in week as imports drop

Reuters -Brazil's government abandons effort to privatize Eletrobras-congressman

John Kemp -Driverless vehicles test attitudes to risk

Richard Valdmanis -U.S. offer the largest oil offshore lease sale to test Trump energy push

Corina Pons and Chen Aizhu -No China's lifeline for Venezuela as crisis deepens

Reuters -Mexico approved for BP to drill first deepwater oil well in Salina's block in 2020

TT Guardian -Economists divided on Trinidad & Tobago new gas company

Kaieter News -Bring best young minds to modernise energy sector – Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister

Kaieter News -British and Canadian consortium Tullow, Eco Atlantic give Ghana US$1.5M for training, but hands Guyana US$25,000

Henning Gloystein -Oil firm Thursday on surprise U.S. crude inventory draw, OPEC-led cuts

Wednesday, March 21 2018

Nick Brown -Walter Higgins new CEO at Puerto Rico utility PREPA

Rodrigo Viga Gaier and Luciano Costa -Eletrobras privatization threaten with expected Brazil's energy ministry resignation

Reuters -Petrobras reviewing offer for UFN III and Araucaria fertilizer plants-exec

Reuters -Shell pursuing gas opportunities in Brazil

Reuters -Oil downstream players Vitol, Total in talks to acquire Brazil's Alesat

Reuters -Exxon plans Gulf of Mexico plastics plant

Reuters -Petrobras to mothball two fertilizer factories

Meghan Gordon -US tighten pressure on Venezuela's Maduro with banning use of Petro currency

Robert Perkin -Oil industry underestimating renewables, demand uncertainties loom

Francisco Monaldi -Where is Venezuela's rock bottom? -Audio

Carla Bridglal -Petrotrin getting a management renewal

Kaieter News -ExxonMobil to carry out feasibility study on gas pay by Guyana

Kaieter News -Guyana needs to be transparent with citizens on the oil business as Trinidad & Tobago

Kaieter News -Guyana Oil Company imports less fuel in 2016, declares higher profits – Chairman

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices rise Wednesday on Middle East tensions, healthy demand

Tuesday, March 20 2018

Mircely Guanipa -Venezuela's regime arrests ex-PDVSA refining boss Jesus Luongo for alleged graft

Reuters -Trump actively looking into Venezuelan oil sanctions - official

Reuters -Europeans and Chinese construction firms eye projects - Panama VP

John Kemp -Funds traders trim bullish oil positions, but no rush for exit

Terje Solsvik -Norway on vote that may trigger change of government

Reuters - OPEC hopes for oil market stability this year - Barkindo

Megan Rowling -Nature the key to quench world's growing thirst - U.N.

TT Guardian -New bpTT boss Claire Fitzpatrick waiting on work permit

Kaieter News -Not everything is cozy with ExxonMobil Guyana's partners

Johnny West -Oil deal with ExxonMobil could cost Guyana $$billions - FAST Standard Organisation

Kaieter News -If you can't manage gas stations properly, how can you manage Guyana's Oil sector?

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices rise Tuesday on Middle East tension, falling Venezuela output

Monday, March 19 2018

Anggy Polanco, Isaac Urrutia -Venezuela's regime begins power rationing in six states at the start of the dry season

P. Fonseca, R. Viga Gaier -Brazil presidential leftist contender Ciro Gomes would reverse privatizations

Reuters -Baker Hughes wk report: U.S. drillers add oil rigs for seventh week in eight

Reuters -Venezuela undemocratic election candidate Falcon is Maduro's pawn - OAS head

John Kemp -Volatility in oil prices at lowest since before the slump

TT Guardian -Mixed views on re-negotiating gas contracts in Trinidad & Tobago

Kaieter News -Trinidad & Tobago government to reopen and renegotiate contracts with energy companies -PM Rowley - Video

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell -Guyana lost over US$40M in Govt.'s cheap sell out to Eco-Atlantic and Tullow Oil of Orinduik block

Kaieter News -No clear management framework for Guyana's oil & gas sector – Jagdeo

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices fall Monday as increased U.S. drilling points to higher output

Monday, March 19 2018

Anggy Polanco, Isaac Urrutia -Venezuela's regime begins power rationing in six states at the start of the dry season

P. Fonseca, R. Viga Gaier -Brazil presidential leftist contender Ciro Gomes would reverse privatizations

Reuters -Baker Hughes wk report: U.S. drillers add oil rigs for seventh week in eight

Reuters -Venezuela undemocratic election candidate Falcon is Maduro's pawn - OAS head

John Kemp -Volatility in oil prices at lowest since before the slump

TT Guardian -Mixed views on re-negotiating gas contracts in Trinidad & Tobago

Kaieter News -Trinidad & Tobago government to reopen and renegotiate contracts with energy companies -PM Rowley - Video

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell -Guyana lost over US$40M in Govt.'s cheap sell out to Eco-Atlantic and Tullow Oil of Orinduik block

Kaieter News -No clear management framework for Guyana's oil & gas sector – Jagdeo

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices fall Monday as increased U.S. drilling points to higher output

Friday, March 16 2018

Nick Brown -Oil rallies Friday for weekly gain as S&P ends losing skid

Luc Cohen -Argentina plans to pay $1.5 bln in delayed gas subsidies by 2019

Daniel Flynn -Mexican minister ramps up pressure for speedy NAFTA deal

Reuters -Petrobras posted a deep Q4 loss, due to class action payout

Marianna Parraga -Venezuela's PDVSA crude sales to U.S. falls to 15-year low in February

Reuters -OPEC unlikely to change output deal this year -Iran's Zanganeh

Reuters -UK may reduce Russian gas imports, it would be political gesture- Russian energy minister

T. Gardner, A. Doyle -US officials still fighting global warming, despite Trump's skepticism

Nadaleen Singh -All must benefit from T&T's riches-PM Rowley

GHK Lall -Brazil's Petrobras must be awarded future oil blocks in Guyana, regardless

Kaieter News -No clear exclusion of US$18M signing bonus in cost recovery by ExxonMobil in Guyana's contract- Ram

Kaieter News -Widespread consultation necessary for success of Guyana's Sovereign Wealth Fund - Ramson

Osamu Tsukimori -Oil prices set for weekly drop Friday as concerns about rising supply weigh

Thursday, March 15 2018

REuters -Brazil to be carefull on U.S. tariff threat -Temer

Reuters -EIA WK report: U.S. crude stocks up, gasoline, distillate supply drops

Reuters -Petrobras Distribuidora sees falling 2018 fuel imports

Christian Lowe -Gazprom to reduce trading manpower in the west as Kremlin retreats from abroad

John Kemp -Oil market hold on possible rising threat to Iran deal

N. Bhattacharjee -Oil majors pay back investors with share buyback spree

Reuters -Norway needs oil companies to do more offshore exploration -Petoro

Carla Bridglal -A new era at Petrotrin, how to make it competitive

TT Guardian -Clarity on Petrotrin's path in 6 months

TT Guardian -Energy Ministry incorporate govt. firm to partner with private oil cos. for more gas

Kaiter News -Guyana-Exxon PSA: Outrageous and appalling

Kaieter News -Exxon's uncapped delivery costs will significantly affect Guyana's 2% royalty – Nigel Hinds

Kaieter News -Exercise restraint when pronouncing on Guyana's priorities, Finance Ministry tells U.S. envoy

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices stable Thursday on healthy demand, but oversupply looms later in 2018

Wednesday, March 14 2018

Reuters -Ecopetrol to pre-pay $350 mln in bonds

Reuters -Ecuador to launch oil & gas bidding round seeks $800 mln investment

R. El Gamal, S. Azhar and. Lawler -Not easy for Saudi Aramco international IPO, global listing looking increasingly problematic

Clyde Russell - U.S. disrupting the markets with shale oil and now the new shale oil LNG

Reuters -Repsol to spend in Mexico $430 mln, open 200 fuel stations in 2018

TT Guardian -Prime Minister Rowley speaks today at energy conference

Kaieter News -Guyana's local contend must be free from political influence, corruption to be effective -Requires watchdog body to enforce it

Kaieter News -Guyana Bar Association condemns editorial attack on Oil and Gas presenter

Kaieter News -Guyana need to execise extreme caution with future oil blocks-Goolsarran

Henning Gloystein -Oil stable Wednesday on strong China data, but rising U.S. output caps gains

Tuesday, March 13 2018

Reuters -Mexico's CCE business lobby told front-runner presidential candidate it must respect oil, airport contracts

Reuters -Peso rallies after Colombian candidate Duque show strong results in presidential primary

Julia Symmes Cobb -Colombia will restart talks with ELN rebels - Santos

Jessica Resnick-Ault -Trump offshore oil drilling expansion plan slown down by U.S. states

John Kemp -Hedge funds continue to go out from bullish oil positions

Kevon Felmine -Trinidad's court set $150,000 bail for Baksh A&V il & Gas boss on obstructing justice charge

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell -Exxon practices oil spill response at Guyana's Splashmin's Fun Park

Kaieter News -Guyana's Government takes oil revenue projections as gospel, while Exxon adds disclaimer – Jagdeo

Kaieter News -Guyana's Government Ministers visit Exxon's drillship

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices fall Tuesday on relentless rise in U.S. crude output

Monday, March 12 2018

Marianna Parraga - Colombia to auction 15 oil blocks in April

Reuters -Colombians pick right win Duque and left win Petro as candidates in two primaries for May presidential election

Reuters -Brazil's Eletrobras says Eletropaulo to pay it $430 mln to settle debt

Reuters -Baker Hughes wk report : U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for first week in seven

John Kemp -Saudi Aramco on the markets might never happen

Pedro Fonseca -Brazil “Car Wash” corruption probe targets firms, former minister close to dam project

Libby George -Angola to launch 230.000 bpd oil block under shadow of OPEC cuts

TT Newsday -McDermott's Cassia C contract is clarify by BBTT Head

Kaieter News -In Guyana, ExxonMobil can recover all rentals, charges, levies, fees, taxes, and any other assessments

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell - Environment most important ... don't be blinded than oil money..., our eco-system is more valuable, please protect it

Kiana Wilburg -Local content provisions in Guyana must prepare you to take over oil industry in your country – TT Lawyer

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices rise Monday on reduced U.S. drilling activity, booming job market

Friday, March 09 2018

Bryan Ellsworth -PDVSA sues oil traders over corruption scheme: lawyer

Reuters -Petrobras to start binding phase to sell Africa unit

Reuters -Petrobras to invest 137 mln reais in Presidente Bernardez refinery in Sao Paulo

Liz Hampton, Devika Krishna Kumar -CERAWeek: Oil traders brace for fuel-market volatility ahead of sulfur caps

John Kemp -Oil rally slow down despited rising production forecasts

Reuters -CERAWeek: Pipeline Energy Transfer Partners exploring 'partial' shift to c-corp - CEO

Reuters -CNPC says to buy 30-pct stake in Brazilian fuel distributor

TT Newsday -Trinidad's AV Drilling CEO, Haniff Nazim Baksh arrested

Demerara Waves -ExxonMobil Guyana's plans pegged at US$40 per barrel, 20 projects offshore in Guyana

Kaieter News -Environmentalist Arjoon to ExxonMobil: Remove the “If, May and Can,” Guyanese want commitment in writing

Kaieter News -Guyana's government making feeble attempts to defend ExxonMobil contract – Jagdeo

Henning Gloystein -Oil edges up Friday as U.S. President Trump set to meet North Korea's Kim

Thursday, March 08 2018

Reuters -Ex-Petrobras CEO Aldemir Bendine convicted of corruption in Brazil

Ron Bousso -CERAWeek: U.S. steel tariff could affect Shell's Vito project in Gulf of Mexico project decision -exec

Marianna Parraga -CERAWeek: Mexico pushes to add heavy oil auction to 2018 calendar -official

Ron Bousso -CERAWeek: Shell's natural gas production could be triple oil by 2050 -CEO

Reuters -CERAWeek-U.S. Energy Secretary Perry unsure if Trump's views on tariffs are final

Vera Eckert -BASF's Wintershall looks to Brazil for new oil production ventures

John Kemp -Is Saudi Aramco share sale distorting OPEC policy?

Ernest Schedyer and Ron Bousso - CERAWeek: OPEC and U.S. shale break bread in uneasy truce at Houston's The Grove restaurant dinner

TT Guardian -BP in TT for the long run, not using transfer pricing to cut taxes - Norman Christie

Kaiter News -Guyana's Business Minister Gaskin belittles gold sector to please Exxon…throws it under the bus, even before a barrel of oil is produced – Nigel Hinds

Kaieter News -ExxonMobil claims to have utilised 309 local Guyana's companies

Kaieter News -Gunmen beat Guyana's ExxonMobil Director in his home, rob and terrorise family

Henning Gloystein -Oil steadies Thursday after big fall, but soaring U.S. crude output still weighs

Wednesday, March 07 2018

Liz Hampton, Jessica Resnick-Ault -CERAWeek: Steel and aluminum tariff gambit could hit shale, LNG project costs - energy execs

Marianna Parraga -CERAWeek:Mexico's deepwater Trion project partners weigh FPSO

Ernest Scheyder -CERAWeek: Statoil could expand more in North Dakota's Bakken -exec

Reuters -Mexico and Jamaica to evaluate energy cooperation -minister

Reuters -CERAWeek: ADNOC to build largest global refining & chemical in Ruwais, UAE-CEO

Marianna Parraga -CERAWeek: Pemex eyeing partners for two Gulf oilfields -CEO

Reuters -CERAWeek: World oil needs $20 tln investments over 25 years - Aramco CEO

Aidan Lewis -Details-How unstable is Libya's oil production?

Stephen Kalin and William James -Hard sell? Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman goes West to woo allies

TT Newsday -Petrotrin controlling an oil spill at Catshill oilfield

Kaieter News -Guyana's Business Minister thinks Guyana got a “decent deal” with ExxonMobil …several int'l organizations, experts say otherwise

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell -ExxonMobil provides flimsy excuse for poor consultation with Guyana's indigenous peoples

Kaieter News - Guyana's Business Minister not clear on ExxonMobil's deals with Ghana and Guyana

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices fall Wednesday as Trump adviser's exit stokes trade war fear

Tuesday, March 06 2018

J. Tilak, E. Scheyder, D. French -Chevron wants to exit Canada LNG project -sources

Reuters -CERAWeek: Venezuela's PDVSA oil output running 1.5 mln bpd short - Ecuador min

Ernest Scheyder and Liz Hampton -CERAWeek: Pemex seeking allies for deepwater blocks won in auction -CEO

Marianna Parraga -CERAWeek: Pemex seeking allies for deepwater blocks won in auction -CEO

Reuters -Brazil judge sentences Mariano Marcondes, co-founder of Decal do Brasil to over 10 year

Reuters -CERAWeek:Ecopetrol to focus on expansion, trade after completing budget cut -Bayon, CEO

John Kemp -Hedge funds making a comeback after oil sell-off

Libby George -IEA: Oil demand growth to shift to petrochemicals away from motor fuels

Marianna Parraga-CERAWeek: No decision on extending OPEC output cuts into 2019 - UAE min

TT Newsday -Oil union OWTU ignoring Trinidad Cement collective agreement

Curtis Williams -Petrotrin’s fate sealed, reorganizacion welcome

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell -ExxonMobil Social Responsability Program in Guyana questionable – Int'l oil expert

Kaieter News -Guyanese will be seen as ‘the idiots of the world' if Exxon contract not changed - Hinds

Jane Chung -Oil extends gains Tuesday on strong demand forecasts, OPEC-led output cuts

Monday, March 05 2018

Reuters -Petrobras evaluating options for Liquigas Distribuidora after sale veto

Reuters - Brazil CADE agency approves sale of wind energy firm to JV with Canada pension fund

Ron Bousso and Dmitry Zhdannikov -U.S. oil output surge stealing OPEC share in next five years- IEA

Ernest Scheyder -CERAWeek: Global oil meet in Houston as OPEC, U.S. shale tensions ease

Reuters -Baker Hughes report: U.S. driller add oil rigs for six consecutive week

Curtis Williams -Trinidad Gas company (NGC) and Nitrogen Company (CNC) back to the negotiating table

Kevon Felmine -OWTU ask Petrotrin's board to split the company in four areas

Rapheal John-Lall -Uncertainty over restructuring Petrotrin - Ramnarine

Kaieter News -Guyana's draft Petroleum Commission Bill stymies full disclosure of data

Jane Chung -Oil prices climb Monday ahead of OPEC meeting with U.S. shale firms

Friday, March 02 2018

Reuters -Mexico to auction first shale blocks in Burgos Basin in September

Reuters -Petrobras reaches possible legal accord with rig lessor

John Kemp -Fundamentalists traders complain about a new generation of commodity speculators

Reuters -Rosneft says expected Exxon quits some joint projects

Matt Spetalnick, Alexandra Ulmer -U.S. may put new sanctions in play on Venezuela to push pressure on regime

Reuters -Brazil antitrust watchdog CADE blocks Ultragaz purchase of Liquigas

Timothy Gardner -Delays at green energy projects due to U.S. Energy Department review-GAO

Business Guardian -French Perenco oil company sees potential in Petrotrin's E&P assets

Kaieter News -Guyana's remaining oil blocks should be auctioned …or saved for future generations – Jagdeo

Aaron Sheldrick -Oil prices mixed Friday after edging up from two-week lows; set for weekly drop

Thursday, March 01 2018

Reuters -Brazilian environmental agency fines Norsk Hydro unit in Para state

Reuters -Brazil highest court upholds forestry law changes in blow to environmentalists

Marianna Parraga -PDVSA's refineries in mainland to run at 43 pct capacity in March -document

Reuters -Strike at Ecopetrol's Barrancabermeja refinery could hold up maintenance, impact output

Reuters -EIA: U.S. crude stocks up, gasoline inventories up sharply

Reuters -Petrobras finishing evaluating refining partnerships -CEO

Kevon Felmine -Petrotrin seized control of A&V's Oil & Gas facilities

Kaieter News -Guyana government releases April 2015 oil contract signed with Ratio Energy … deal similar to others before last general elections

Kaieter News -ExxonMobil had struck oil again in Guyana, following drilling at the Pacora-1 exploration well - Minister Trotman

Kaieter News -Not one centimetre of Guyana territory will be surrender - in relation to Venezuelan claims - President Granger

Osamu Tsukimori -Oil steady Thursday as investors avoid risk assets on equities decline, stronger dollar weighs

Wednesday, February 28 2018

Reuters -Ecopetrol net profit rises sharply in 2017

Reuters -Petrobras move to next phase of sale of assets in Campos Basin

Reuters -Peru's main LNG pipeline back in operations, resumes exports

Alex Lawler, Ernest Scheyder -OPEC Secretary General to meet with U.S. shale firms in Houston on Monday

John Kemp -Hedge funds exiting oil but OPEC stems rout

Luciano Costa -Brazil's Taesa electric transmission eyes J&F power lines after Brookfield talks collapse

Osamu Tsukimori -IEA : U.S. to overtake Russia as world's biggest oil producer by 2019 latest

Jarrett Renshaw -Biofuels policy to be discuss with Trump at Tuesday meeting - sources

Wesley Gibbings -Recalibrating Caricom in the midst of confusion

Kaieter News -Minister Trotman not longer oversees Guyana's oil, President's office to watch oil portfolio – Six out of seven Exxon wells have now struck oil

Kaieter News -Guyana environment at risk, ExxonMobil PSA only with general environmental regulations

Kaieter News -ExxonMobil should specify, development plan, local content, Guyana's work force and their positions –Ram

Aaron Sheldrick -Oil prices fall Wednesday on weak Asian industry data, rise in U.S. crude stocks

Tuesday, February 27 2018

Reuters -PetroEcuador offers 2.8 mln bbl of Oriente crude for March

Reuters -PDVSA offers 4 cargoes of heavy crude for March

Reuters -Pemex posts nearly $18 bln 4th-qtr loss

Reuters -Colombia's ELN guerrillas to hold ceasefire during legislative elections

Naomi Tajitsu -Toyota pursues petrol engines but sees electric and hydrogen potential in hybrid technology

TT Guardian -Trinidadian to join IEEE Blockchain panel in Brazil

Kaieter - Exxon-Guyana oil deal makes no provision for quartely reports on all tender contracts as in Exxon-Ghana contract

Kaieter News -2020 oil production deadline has been placed above all other considerations …Guyana now at a serious risk – Chris Ram

Kaieter News -Trade, Guyana/Venezuela territorial controversy at CARICOM Heads meeting in Haiti

Aaron Sheldrick -Oil prices give up earlier gains early Tuesday as rising U.S. supply outweigh signs of demand gains

Monday, February 26 2018

Reuters -Pemex chief and Mexican finance minister to meet investors and bankers in New York

M. Spetalnick, P. Stewart and D. Brunnstrom-U.S. ready for high-seas crackdown on N.Korea sanctions evaders-sources

Reuters -Libya's National Oil Corp declares force majeure on 70,000 bpd El Feel oilfield

Reuters -Brookfield Energia abandons plan to buy controlling stake in Brazil's Renova

Reuters -Baker Hughes report: U.S. oil rig count rises for fifth straight week

Reuters -Brazil's President Temer says he will not run in October presidential election

Ernest Scheyder -U.S. shale-non conventional oil investors still waiting on payoff from oil boom

TT Newsday -Trinidad & Tobago ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change

Kaieter News -ExxonMobil-Guyana oil agreement does not provide for additional revenue to country if oil prices increase

Kaieter News -ExxonMobil getting pay to exploit Guyana and its resources – Nigel Hinds

Kaieter News -Guyana's Government not actively considering funding Auditor General's scrutiny of oil sector

Kaieter News -ExxonMobil misleading Guyana with ad

Osamu Tsukimori -Oil hits nearly three-week high Monday as Saudi Arabia to keep output well below cap

Friday, February 23 2018

Stephanie Kelly -Oil climbs Friday with support from Libyan outage, Saudi comments

Reuters -Mexican oil industry shake-up if frontrunner wins presidency -top adviser

Reuters -Aruba government begins talks with U.S. over Aruba's PDVSA CITGO refinery work pause

Reuters -Brazilian legislators to vote on Eletrobras privatization in April -Maia

Reuters -Petrobras to pre-pay $2.14 bln in debt due in 2019

Alwyn Scott -General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power and lost

Clyde Russell -A lots of interest in LNG again, but the market's different now

Reuters -U.S. adds more import duties on biodiesel from Argentina, Indonesia

Mariano Browne -The Venezuela - Trinidad gas gambit

TT Guardian -Expansion of Trinidad & Tobago energy sector output builds momentum

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell -All Guyana's oil contracts bear similar ugly features as one with Exxon – Govt. promises to do different “going forward”

Kaieteur -Lopsided Exxon-Guyana deal underscores need for all PSAs to go through Parliament – Ram

Henning Gloystein -Oil weighed early Friday by U.S. crude exports; lower crude stocks prevent bigger fall

Thursday, February 22 2018

Jake Spring -Brazil environmental agency to decide in 1st half on Total's Amazon river basin drilling

Reuters -U.S. set final dumping duties for Argentine biodiesel from Argentina, Indonesia dumped

Reuters -Brazil ANP regulator approves bidders for oil auction in March

Reuters -PDVSA allow to operate in Bonaire after maintenance dispute - Dutch agency

Reuters -Citgo slows Aruba refinery revamp due to U.S. sanctions

Reuters -Petrobras oil output down 1 pct in January on maintenance, sale

Reuters -Iberdrola to invest 32 bln euros in Mexico over next 4 years

Liz Hampton and Ernest Scheyder -Oil operative killed on Talos - Energy Resource Technology platform in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Richardson Dhalai -Energy services survey paints grim picture - TT Energy Chamber

Shaliza Hassanali -Petrotrin survival is tie to the ULSD plant coming onstream

Kaieter News -Guyana - ExxonMobil contract worse than slavery … Oil Experts say

Kaieter News -Guyana's government has constitutional responsibility to publish all oil related data-Dr. Hinds

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices fall Thursday on firmer U.S. dollar

Wednesday, February 21 2018

Alex Lawler -OPEC gets now closer to original target of oil cut pact

Marcelo Teixeira -Brazil to get a second corn ethanol plant in Mato Grosso by FS Bioenergia a US-Brazil JV

John Kemp -U.S. refiners turn to exports in emerging markets as gasoline growth slows at home

T&T Guardian -Lessons for Trinidad & Tobago in Venezuela's crisis

Newsday -A&V Oil and Gas gets a lifeline from court on Petrotrin termination

PW News -Trinidad to get a gas compression unit from BPTT

Kaieter News -Guyana's-ExxonMobil contract sent to Parliament for better deal

Kaieter News -ExxonMobil hires Texas-based Chopper Co. for Guyana operations, zero local content !

Kaieter News -Guyana's first ever Solar Farm begins its installation in Mabaruma

Henning Gloystein -Oil falls Wednesday as dollar firms, U.S. oil output expected to rise

Tuesday, February 20 2018

Reuters -Ecopetrol oil reserves rise 3.8 pct in 2017

Luc Cohen -Argentina hope to change Bolivia's LNG contracts as Vaca Muerta output grows

Gabriel Stargardter -Oil and Venezuela likely to feature on Mexican min's Videgaray visit to Jamaica

Reuters -Colombia coal output down slightly in 2017 to 89.4 million tonnes

John Kemp -Hedge funds cut some bullish positions in oil

Dmitry Zhdannikov -For timing of Saudi Aramco IPO, watch forward oil price curve

Clyde Russell -African Congo's cobalt hopes risk the same ruinous road as Thai rice

Edward Taylor and Markus Wacket -German diesel carmakers in a spin ahead of polluting cars ban ruling

Kaieter News -ExxonMobil contract with Guyana is anti-Constitution–says Ram

Kaieter News -US$500M Guyana-PetroCaribe fraud at GRDB… Investigators track US$5M in demurrage fees

Henning Gloystein -Oil markets mixed Tuesday as U.S crude, Brent move in opposite directions

Monday, February 19 2018

Reuters -Petrobras sells sugar and ethanol group Sao Martinho shares for $137 million -filing

Reuters -United States sets largest offshore oil, gas lease auction for March

Reuters -PDVSA's Curacao oil refinery operating normally after fire

Reuters -Colombia's Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline remains closed after latest guerrilla attack

Gabriel Stargardter -Mexico foreign minister Luis Videgaray heads to Caribbean to win over Venezuelan allies

Reuters -BHP to drill two new deepwater wells in Trion this year -update

Kaieter News -Politicians across the board have let us down with oil contracts – Guyana's Trade Unionist Lincoln Lewis

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell -Gold mining creates more benefits for Guyanese than ExxonMobil, CGX

Kiana Wilburg -Guyana be aware of inflated Petroleum Data - Anthony Paul

Osamu Tsukimori -Oil hits highest Monday in nearly two weeks on Asian equity recovery

Friday, February 16 2018

Reuters -U.S. budget deal expands carbon tax credit, boosting oil producers

Alexandra Ulmer-Venezuela's Maduro threatens to gatecrash regional summit

Valerie Volcovici -U.S. regulator FERC moves to clear market barriers for energy storage technology

PW -PDVSA oil output up 250,000 bpd regime says, OPEC show Venezuela with no increase in oil output January

Reuters -Trump nominee for key U.S. DOS top energy post says would oppose Russia Nord Stream 2. pipeline

Alexandra Ulmer -PDVSA removes U.S.-sanctioned Zerpa as CFO

Reuters -Peru LNG TPG pipeline gradually coming back after rupture

Kaieter News -No penalties exist if ExxonMobil shirks Guyana's Local Content responsibilities

Kaieter News -Guyana's opposition party prepared to meet Government on ExxonMobil contract flaws

Osamu Tsukimori -Oil gains Friday as dollar sags near three-year low; many Asian markets shut

Thursday, February 15 2018

David Shepardson -A 25-cent gasoline tax hike has Trump open to the idea

John Kemp -OPEC quota accord likely to evolve rather than terminate

Reuters -Germany to try free public transport to reduce emissions, no substitute for diesel vehicle changes

Reuters -Odebrecht mulls selling part of stake in Braskem

Karin Strohecker -"Very significant debt relief conditions " offered to Cuba by creditors

Reuters -Saudi's confident oil cuts will continue to stabilize market - Energy Minister al-Falih

Nichola Groom -US agency OPIC doubles solar investments abroad, in Trump's first year

Kiana Wilburg -Guyana's government must have power to visit ExxonMobil oil operations, inspect records unannounced - Global Witness

Kaieter -ExxonMobil contract back with Guyana's Cabinet -President Granger

Henning Gloystein -Oil extends gains Thursday on Saudi commitment to cut, weak dollar

Wednesday, February 14 2018

MercoPress -PDVSA issue bonds are default bonds should be traded flat, no interest -EMTA

Marco Aquino -Lima Group countries reject Venezuela's presidential elections

Jason Walsh -Bye bye to coal jobs that won't come back – but there are other ways to help coal country

D. Zhdannikov, O.Yagova, R.Bousso -Physical crude oil market sends warning to OPEC: Rout might not be over

Reuters -France does not rule out building new nuclear reactors - Macron

Amanda Cooper -Global oil supply may overtake demand in 2018 - IEA

Reuters -Iraq needs $4 billion for new downstream oil investments - Oil minister

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell - Guyana's should correct ExxonMobil contract - Nigel Hinds

Kaieter News -Guyana agrees to not go after ExxonMobil's hidden financial records regarding operations here -Oil Contract

Henning Gloystein -Oil stable Wednesday on weaker dollar and healthy economic growth, but pockets of oversupply linger

Tuesday, February 13 2018

Valerie Volcovici -Trump infrastructure plan would boost U.S. oil and gas development

Reuters -Former PDVSA executive Cesar Rincon extradited from Spain to face U.S. bribe case

John Kemp -Oil prices tumble as hedge funds liquidate and go into reverse

Reuters -PDVSA bonds hit by EMTA market move

Reuters -Puerto Rico hit by a partial blackout due to fire at power substation

Reuters -Total's CEO urged Trump to stick with Iran nuclear deal

Manipadma Jena -Solar mini-grid power push lights up options for India's rural women

Ron Bousso -Big Oil takes stage for post-austerity beauty contest with investors

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell -A new lawsuit is been filed to put ExxonMobil US$18M signing bonus in Guyana's Consolidated Fund

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices firm Tuesday as global stock markets rebound, dollar falls

Monday, February 12 2018

Rodrigo Campos -Colombia looking at an oil hedging program - finance minister

Scott DiSavino -U.S. drillers boost oil rig count to highest nearly three years

Luciano Costa - Brazilian Eolica Faisa wind farm operator up for sale -sources

Reuters -Lebanon signs first offshore oil and gas contracts whithin dispute waters with Israel

Henning Gloystein -US oil exports are transforming the global oil game

Timothy Gardner -Trump energy policy an alternative to poland but pits Washington against Moscow

A. Polanco, A.Boadle - Venezuela's neighbors Colombia, Brazil tighten borders as oil rich country crisis deepens

Kaieter News -A production timeline should be set in the Guyana-Exxon Mobil PSA - Nigel Hinds

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell -Guyana's sovereign immunity in 2016 PSA with ExxonMobil is far worse that 1999 PSA

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices rise 1 percent early Monday as stocks markets steady

Friday, February 09 2018

Reuters -Lima Group to meet over Venezuela presidential election

Reuters -Mexico worried U.S. oil sanctions will hurt Venezuelans, Caribbean - energy minister

Sharon Bernstein -California's greens protest Trump's U.S. offshore oil drilling plan

C. Ngai, L. George and F. Tan -U.S. oil exports pour into markets worldwide

Alexandra Ulmer and Andreina Aponte -Venezuela's regime sets presidential elections for April 22 after talks crumble

Kaieter News -Big oil can influence Govts, but not the people – Guyana's Petroleum advisor

Kaieter News -Expert Christopher Ram stumps oil and gas panel with questions about Guyana' s tax giveaways to ExxonMobil

Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell -Guyana spending $$$millions on expert advice that it is not taking

Kiana Wilburg -Guyana's local content must be considered by Exxon in process to award contracts

Aaron Sheldrick -U.S. oil falls Friday for sixth day as supply fears mount

Thursday, February 08 2018

Reuters -U.S. and allies to help the Caribbean in offset impact of Venezuela oil sanctions -Tillerson

Reuters -Pemex sets March Maya oil price for international buyers

Andy Home -Tesla is turning to Chile for its lithium, why?

John Kemp -U.S. shale output a definitive warning to OPEC

Reuters -Statoil's Brazil Carcara field aims for first oil in 2023-2024

Reuters -Caracas hit by partial blackout Tuesday, government blames 'sabotage'

Kaieter News -Guyana's President fail to deliver keynote address at GIPEX oil & Gas Summit

Kaieter News -Guyana's Securities regulator go after oil company unname shareholders

Kaieter News -ExxonMobil Guyana's oil contract can be renegotiated, zero taxes and two percent royalty is not the norm – Govt. advisor

Henning Gloystein -Oil reverses falls Thursday as North Sea outage, China demand outweigh soaring U.S. output

Wednesday, February 07 2018

Reuters -Brazil's Petrobras Pasadena, Texas, refinery to be sold

Marianna Parraga -Venezuela's U.S. oil imports up in January, still below 2017

Reuters -Cano Limon pipeline extends pumping halt due to colombians guerrillas atack

Umberto Bacchi -Rights group report: killings and threats against land rights defenders soar in 2017

Ron Bousso -BP double up profits as oil major recovers from downturn

Reuters -Incentives a must if U.S. is to attract foreign solar firms -China's Longi

Nina Chestney, Christoph Steitz -British offshore wind project draws investment heavyweights

Nick Brown -Puerto Rico financial board push changes to island's governor fiscal plan

Kaieter News -Guyana Press Association to boycot coverage of the Petroleum Summit (GIPEX) due to degrading treatment of the media by the organizers

Henning Gloystein -Oil rises early Wednesday on report of lower U.S. crude inventories, stock market recovery

Tuesday, February 06 2018

Reuters -Mexican populist Lopez Obrador says can't let oil back in hands of foreigners

Reuters -Frontera Energy halt production at Colombia Cubiro oilfield after attacks

John Kemp -Hedge funds stop oil buying as market not longer bullish

Reuters -Petrobras enters new phase of biodiesel producer BSBios sale

Olga Yagova and Gleb Gorodyankin -European refineries re-thinking of buying Russian Urals crude due to lower quality of shipments

Reuters -China rejects U.S. criticism of relations with debt-ridden Venezuela

Alexandra Valencia -Ecuador voted to reject presidential re-election in blow to Correa

Kaieter News -Venezuela is obligated to accept International Court of Justice ruling on the Esequibo border controversy – Guyana's Foreign Affairs Minister

Kaieter News -Total make a move in Guyana, acquires 12,000sq. km stake in country offshore licenses

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices fall more than 1 percent Tuesday amid global market rout

Monday, February 05 2018

Luc Cohen -Tillerson warns of U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan oil

Reuters -Venezuela's largest refinery PDVSA CRP Amuay plant partially resumes operations

Ernest Scheyder -Exxon, Chevron stocks down as poor results send shares on a plunge

Marianna Parraga, Adriana Barrera -Mexico open the door on oil deals as Latin America compite for investment

Reuters -Brazil justice pull down injunction blocking Eletrobras privatization

Reuters -Brazil's Mero field in offshore libra area to produce 40,000 bpd by end of Feb -Petrobras

Reuters -Indonesia against U.S. anti-subsidy duty on biodiesel, plans to file a case

Eric M. Johnson -How Tesla's first truck charging stations will be built

Devika Krishna Kumar -U.S.Texas' WTI challenges North Sea crude as world oil benchmark

Reuters -Sunken Iranian tanker oil spill may have reached Japan shores -Coast Guard

Reuters -Amlo, Mexico's presidential favorite repeats call to review oil tender results

Kaieter News -Guyana's Governmen Ministers have no place determining technical issues on oil

Aaron Sheldrick -Oil prices fall Monday amid market sell off, Brent near one-month low

Friday, February 02 2018

David Gaffen -Oil falls Friday on strong dollar, stalling rally that opened 2018

Reuters -U.S. biofuel policy needs an overhaul says EPA chief

Reuters -Puerto Rico utility PREPA close to finding new Executive Director

Reuters -Brazil federal government draft rules to boost ethanol, biodiesel likely out in February

Reuters -Brazil government not sure on pension reform votes, some lawmakers still undecided - Minister

Reuters -Enel not interested in powering cryptocurrency miners

Reuters -Lebanon offshore oil tender dispute with Israel to be resolve via diplomacy - president

Linda Sieg -U.S.military option not believed to be close for solving North Korea crisis - U.S. special envoy

Reuters -Shell's 2017 profits $4.3 billion, more than double

Kaieter News -Despite IMF's advice… Trotman says Guyana Petroleum Commission will still meddle in revenue collection

Aaron Sheldrick -Oil steady Friday as OPEC compliance offsets robust U.S. output

Friday, February 02 2018

David Gaffen -Oil falls Friday on strong dollar, stalling rally that opened 2018

Reuters -U.S. biofuel policy needs an overhaul says EPA chief

Reuters -Puerto Rico utility PREPA close to finding new Executive Director

Reuters -Brazil federal government draft rules to boost ethanol, biodiesel likely out in February

Reuters -Brazil government not sure on pension reform votes, some lawmakers still undecided - Minister

Reuters -Enel not interested in powering cryptocurrency miners

Reuters -Lebanon offshore oil tender dispute with Israel to be resolve via diplomacy - president

Linda Sieg -U.S.military option not believed to be close for solving North Korea crisis - U.S. special envoy

Reuters -Shell's 2017 profits $4.3 billion, more than double

Kaieter News -Despite IMF's advice… Trotman says Guyana Petroleum Commission will still meddle in revenue collection

Aaron Sheldrick -Oil steady Friday as OPEC compliance offsets robust U.S. output

Thursday, February 01 2018

Reuters -Shell makes one of its biggest deepwater oil discovery in Gulf of Mexico

Reuters -Argentina's Metrogas shares up 6.72 pct ahead of natgas rate hike

Reuters -Mexico's CNH regulator expects first shale energy auction by end of year

Reuters -Brazil's ANP regulator says oil and natural gas output rises in 2017 over prior year

Marcelo Teixeira -Petrobras making 'interesting discoveries' in pre-salt layer of Campos basin -CEO

Reuters- Mexico's Round 4.2 auction on deepwater oil auction offers up potentially lucrative areas

Reuters -Brazil's President says pension reform bill would restore credit ratings

Reuters -Volvo Trucks points to 10 pct of Swedish sales in LNG trucks

Reuters -Total announces major deepwater oil discovery at the Ballymore prospect in Gulf of Mexico

Julie Gordon -Canadian British Columbia moves to temporarily block increased oil shipments

PW -Statistical synthesis Mexico's Fourth Round Two auction

Kaieter News -Venezuela rejects Unted Nations referral of border controversy to International Court of Justice

Osamu Tsukimori -Oil steady Thursday as OPEC compliance offsets robust U.S. output


Wednesday, January 31 2018

kaieteur -Guyana to pay for all cost incurred for litigation brought against ExxonMobil

Reuters -Pemex to raise oil processing at its refineries to 900,000 bpd

Reuters -Brazilian bioenergia firms announce plans for new corn-based ethanol plants

John Kemp -U.S. oil and gas drilling costs up as rig count climbs

Sebastien Malo -U.S. cities least energy-efficient menaced by climate change

Ron Bousso -BP to keep spending budget despite oil price rally

Reuters -State of Sao Paulo to resume privatization of Energética Cesp after decree

Reuters -BP invests $5 mln in Mobile electric vehicle charging company FreeWire in electric vehicle move

Florence Tan -Brent-WTI oil crude spread for 2018 to be at widest in 4 years -Wood Mackenzie

Roslan Khasawneh -Asia's 2018 refined oil product demand to rise 2 pct - Wood Mackenzie

Aaron Sheldrick -Oil prices fall Wednesday for third day as US inventory build-up weighs

Tuesday, January 30 2018

Reuters -Petrobras to adhered to a federal tax refinancing program to settles taxes owed for vessel leasing contracts

Reuters -Brazil ANP expects to receive $1.1 bln from two oil auctions this year

Reuters -Petrobras working to recover market share in distribution, new contracts for gas and diesel distributors

John Kemp -Hedge funds investments pile into oil despite rising risk of a correction

Reuters -Poland's PM Morawiecki wants U.S. sanctions to cover Nord Stream 2

Reuters -Alibaba, Foxconn lead $350 million funding in electric car startup by Xiaopeng Motors

Nia Williams -Canada, the next frontier for shale oil

Reuters -Heat wave hit Australia and put thousands of homes without power

Reuters -UK risk open the door for higher energy prices, supply shortages from Brexit

Michael Taylor -Southeast Asia faces "cooling crisis" as warmer temperatures arrive

Aaron Sheldrick -Oil prices extend declines Tuesday on stronger dollar, rising U.S. output

Monday, January 29 2018

Reuters -Colombia's power generator Celsia seeks to increase majority stake in EPSA Energia del Pacifico

Reuters -They are clear signs of growing malnutrition crisis in Venezuela - UNICEF

John Kemp -Global trade is fast-growing and boosting fuel demand

Maina Waruru -"Consistently cheaper" clean energy set to connect world's poor - Adnan Amin DG of IRENA

Ron Bousso and Clara Denina -Shell buying spree on renewables in a race for clean energy

G. Faulconbridge, J.Saul, P.Nikolskaya -Despite sanctions, North Korea exported coal to South and Japan via Russian ports

Reuters -China unveils vision to open to ships the 'Polar Silk Road' across Arctic

Reuters -Chief of security at Mexican refinery shot dead

Reuters -U.S. EPA reverses Clean Air Act policy on 'major sources' of pollution

Henning Gloystein -Oil dips Monday as North American output soars; overall market remains strong

Friday, January 26 2018

Reuters -Venezuela Chief Prosecutor seeks Interpol red alert for ex oil czar Ramirez

John Kemp -OPEC's output cut squeezing oil inventories and spreads

Aradhana Aravindan -Noble Group battling for life looking at debt restructuring deal

Reuters -Total will focused on Maersk Oil and other 2017 deals-CEO

Reuters -China says it agrees to joint tanker collision probe with maritime authorities of Panama, Iran, Hong Kong

Reuters -Shell's Pulau Bukom refinery oil heist: the story so far - update 3

Reuters -Nearly none oil products were exported from China to North Korea in Dec - customs

Alissa de Carbonnel -European Union provides record funding for a France-Spain power link

Nina Chestney -Oil and gas sector firms expect to hike Capital spending in 2018 - survey

Henning Gloystein -Oil dips Thursday as demand weakens ahead of refinery maintenance

Thursday, January 25 2018

Luciano Costa -Cemig to name Brazil Light's Paroli as chief executive -sources

Reuters -Braskem lining up $1 bln credit line with banks

Reuters -ENI weekly report: U.S. oil inventories down for 10th week in a row

Dmitry Zhdannikov -Politics driving oil prices again- Eni CEO

Ron Bousso -Oil players flush with cash again, but no party yet

Reuters -Black boxes for sunken tanker Sanchi & freighter CF Crystal opened - Iranian media

Florence Tang -Brent crude on the rise shuts window on European oil exports to Asia

Reuters -Total to strengthen Gulf of Mexico presence with Samson deal

Henning Gloystein -Oil firm, but traders take options to sell, ready for downward move

Henning Gloystein -Brent hits $71 on Thursday, first time since 2014 as dollar drops, U.S. crude inventory falls

Wednesday, January 24 2018

Vivian Sequera, Alexandra Ulmer -Venezuelan regimen lider Maduro set to run for re-election in 2018 vote

John Kemp -U.S. natural gas bears caught by return of a cold winter

Reuters -Russia and Argentina ink uranium exploration, production deal

Reuters -Orano, French firm formerly called Areva, says uranium price too low to invest in mines

Dmitry Zhdannikov -Oil price rally may run further on Venezuela's output woes

Henning Gloystein -U.S. Solar industry investments to focus on foreign countries after Trump deal blow

Reuters -China LNG imports climb to record 5.03 mln tonnes in December

Daniel Bases -Puerto Rico to sell off crippled PREPA the state power utility

Reuters -Three workers missing in Monday's Oklahoma oil fire are employees of Patterson-UTI

Henning Gloystein -Oil dips on higher U.S. fuel stocks on Wednesday, but overall market remains supported

Tuesday, January 23 2018

Fabian Cambero, Dave Sherwood -China welcome Latin America to take part in One Belt, One Road

Reuters -Shell hires da Rocha as solar chief for Latam -source

John Kemp -Hedge fund traders and Money managers go long in oil

Reuters -Brazil moving for swift approval of Eletrobras bill -official

Libby George and Ron Bousso -Falling refinery profits threaten OPEC-led crude rally

Reuters -Iran not respecting U.N. text on ballistic missile - France

J. Irish, R. Emmott and A. Mohammed -Scorned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum

Reuters -Shell's Pulau Bukom refinery oil heist: the story so far - update 2

Florence Tan -Mideast crudes oil slip into discounts on slumping margins, ample supply

Henning Gloystein -Oil rises Tuesday on IMF economic growth outlook, OPEC-Russian supply curbs

Monday, January 22 2018

L. Hampton and N.Bhattacharjee -Schlumberger profit beats WS forecast, despite quarter loss and $938 million write-down of its Venezuelan assests

Reuters -Brazil upstream oil products output dipped in 2017 -ANP

Reuters -Baker Hughes weekly report says U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for the second time in three weeks

Reuters -Petrobras cuts by 6.3 percent industrial LPG prices

John Geddie -Singapore's Shell Pulau Bukom refinery oil heist implicate 3 more suspects

John Kemp -Peak oil demand and long terms prices its implications

Reuters -Tanker with russian LNG cargo turns away from United States

Dmitry Zhdannikov -IEA says oil markets tightening as Venezuelan output collapses

Reuters -China says Iranian oil tanker sunk may be leaking bunker fuel

Henning Gloystein -Oil rises Monday as Saudi Arabia says producers will cooperate beyond 2018

Friday, January 19 2018

Marianna Parraga and Alexandra Ulmer -Venezuela's PDVSA crisis-hit, oil output sink in 2017 to decades low

Alex Lawler -OPEC to confront oil supply from rivals, countering its cuts and Venezuelan production collapse

Henning Gloystein, John Geddie -Southeast Asia's illegal fuel market a shady triangle

Clyde Russell -China moves LNG prices

Isaiah Esipisu -Solar-powered water help trees grow into a sturdy business in Western Kenya

Reuters -Oil from sunken Iranian tanker in East China Sea diffusing in separate slicks

Nichola Groom, Steve Holland -Solar tariff decision coming soon-Trump

Bryan Sims and Marianna Parraga -U.S. oil crude exports expected to to strengthen in 2018 amid robust demand

Reuters -Shell agrees with British Solar Renewables on five-year solar energy deal in Britain

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices fall over 1 percent Friday on recovery in U.S. output

Thursday, January 18 2018

Jessica Resnick-Ault -U.S. shale output to rise to 6.55 mln bpd in Feb., total output could reach 10 mbd: EIA

Reuters -Petrobras considering shareholder settlements elsewhere unless forced by law

Jake Spring and Mateus Maia -Brazil could lift tariff on U.S. ethanol

Liz Hampton -U.S. oil industry is soon to break output record

Valerie Volcovici, Richard Valdmanis -Beside Florida, other states opposing coastal drilling on tourism

Julia Payne -Brent oil falls Tuesday by $1 but demand underpins near $70/barrel

Ron Bousso - BP Deepwater Horizon accident charge up to $65 billion

Reuters -Norway's sovereign fund excludes 9 more firms on ethics grounds - Norwegian central bank

Yuka Obayashi -Oil slick from sunk tanker little chance reaching Japan coast - Environment ministry

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices slip Wednesday as analysts warn of correction after 13 percent gain in the past month

Thursday, January 18 2018

Jessica Resnick-Ault -U.S. shale output to rise to 6.55 mln bpd in Feb., total output could reach 10 mbd: EIA

Reuters -Petrobras considering shareholder settlements elsewhere unless forced by law

Jake Spring and Mateus Maia -Brazil could lift tariff on U.S. ethanol

Liz Hampton -U.S. oil industry is soon to break output record

Valerie Volcovici, Richard Valdmanis -Beside Florida, other states opposing coastal drilling on tourism

Julia Payne -Brent oil falls Tuesday by $1 but demand underpins near $70/barrel

Ron Bousso - BP Deepwater Horizon accident charge up to $65 billion

Reuters -Norway's sovereign fund excludes 9 more firms on ethics grounds - Norwegian central bank

Yuka Obayashi -Oil slick from sunk tanker little chance reaching Japan coast - Environment ministry

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices slip Wednesday as analysts warn of correction after 13 percent gain in the past month

Wednesday, January 17 2018

Jessica Resnick-Ault -U.S. shale output to rise to 6.55 mln bpd in Feb., total output could reach 10 mbd: EIA

Reuters -Petrobras considering shareholder settlements elsewhere unless forced by law

Jake Spring and Mateus Maia -Brazil could lift tariff on U.S. ethanol

Liz Hampton -U.S. oil industry is soon to break output record

Valerie Volcovici, Richard Valdmanis -Beside Florida, other states opposing coastal drilling on tourism

Julia Payne -Brent oil falls Tuesday by $1 but demand underpins near $70/barrel

Ron Bousso - BP Deepwater Horizon accident charge up to $65 billion

Reuters -Norway's sovereign fund excludes 9 more firms on ethics grounds - Norwegian central bank

Yuka Obayashi -Oil slick from sunk tanker little chance reaching Japan coast - Environment ministry

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices slip Wednesday as analysts warn of correction after 13 percent gain in the past month

Tuesday, January 16 2018

Reuters -Venezuela regime, opposition conclude talks without agreement

Reuters -S. Arabia aims to prequalify firms by April or May for first nuclear plant

Ron Bousso -Shell into first UK North Sea project in six year

Ron Bousso - Shell again into solar, investment in Silicon Ranch Corp. to reach up to $217 mln

Petroleumworld -As part of their strategic alliance Petrobras y Total complete the Transfer of Rights in the Lapa and Iara concessions

Fathin Ungku -More charges filed against Shell Singapore refinery oil theft suspects

Petroleumworld -Vitol completed acquisition of Noble Americas  from Noble Group Ltd.

Yuka Obayashi and Josephine Mason -Worry grows over sea damage on the tanker's sinking site

Reuters -China applies new quality standard to measure Russian crude

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices near three-year highs Tuesday, supported by healthy demand

Tuesday, January 16 2018

Reuters -Venezuela regime, opposition conclude talks without agreement

Reuters -S. Arabia aims to prequalify firms by April or May for first nuclear plant

Ron Bousso -Shell into first UK North Sea project in six year

Ron Bousso - Shell again into solar, investment in Silicon Ranch Corp. to reach up to $217 mln

Petroleumworld -As part of their strategic alliance Petrobras y Total complete the Transfer of Rights in the Lapa and Iara concessions

Fathin Ungku -More charges filed against Shell Singapore refinery oil theft suspects

Petroleumworld -Vitol completed acquisition of Noble Americas  from Noble Group Ltd.

Yuka Obayashi and Josephine Mason -Worry grows over sea damage on the tanker's sinking site

Reuters -China applies new quality standard to measure Russian crude

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices near three-year highs Tuesday, supported by healthy demand

Monday, January 15 2018

Reuters -Pumping on Colombia's southern Transandino pipeline halted after bomb attack

Petroleumworld -PDVSA's oil production in December with conflicting oil output numbers

Reuters -Canadian oil drillers boost rigs to 10-month high -Baker Hughes drilling report

Scott DiSavino -U.S. drillers add 10 oil rigs most in a week since June -Baker Hughes

Reuters -Russia will discuss possible exit from OPEC deal in Oman next week- Novak

Reuters -German coalition government blueprint aims for higher renewable quota

Olesya Astakhova -Lukoil calls Russia's exit from OPEC output deal if oil holds at $70

Duncan Miriri -Kenya cuts 10 pct local communities' share of oil revenue

Reuters -26 companies to bid in Iraq for oil, gas blocks in border areas

Henning Gloystein -Oil near three-year highs Monday on output cuts despite rising North American rig count

Friday, January 12 2018

Nick Brown -Puerto Rico governor Rossello orders probe of discovery of hurricane recovery materials

Reuters -Crude oil sales from Venezuela to the U.S. fell below 600,000 bpd in 2017

John Kemp -Oil prices expected to move around $60-$70 through 2020

Nerijus Adomaitis -Norway oil industry sees near-record oil, gas output in 2022 as investment rises

Reuters -Solar will soon be cheaper than coal, with no subsidies - Norway's Statkraft CEO

Reuters -Suhail al-Mazrouei, UAE energy minister says not concerned with current oil price

Munyaradzi Makoni -In South Africa, Solar steam powers homes – and new jobs

Reuters -Venezuela regime in talks to buy top private bank Banesco for $3.5 mln

Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta -Colombia's ELN guerrilla resume attacks as ceasefire expires

Henning Gloystein -As oil hits $70 Friday, warning lights flash up in Asia

Thursday, January 11 2018

Valerie Volcovici -Other states press U.S. for offshore drilling exemptions after Florida

Reuters -Pemex revise February mexican oil price formulas for international buyers

Reuters -Algeria replace Venezuela on sending oil to Cuba as PDVSA supplies fall

John Kemp -U.S. energy regulator FERC rejects proposal by DOE to favour coal and nuclear power

Josephine Mason and Yuna Park -Explosion on oil tanker ablaze in East China Sea forces rescue team to retreat

Reuters -Repsol in talks to sell Gas Natural stake to CVC - report

Reuters -U.S. Interior Department bars oil drilling off Florida after governor's plea

Valerie Volcovici, David Shepardson -EPA aims to replace Obama-era climate, water regs in 2018

Reuters -Oil tanker ablaze in East China Sea could burn for a month - S.Korean official

Henning Gloystein -Oil dips away from three-year highs Thursday on signs of overheated market

Wednesday, January 10 2018

Jessica Resnick-Ault -U.S. oil output moves to beat record earlier than expected -EIA

Reuters -Dutch inspectorate extend time for PDVSA's Bonaire deep water oil terminal facility repair review

Reuters -Venezuela's National Assembly declares 'petro' cryptocurrency illegal

Reuters -Peru's president to name new energy and mines minister in shuffle -sources

Ahmad Ghaddar and Ron Bousso -Gasoline exports from Europe filled up Middle East markets

John Geddie and Henning Gloystein -11 men indicted in large oil theft in Shell's biggest refinery in Singapore

Paul Lienert, Joseph White -GM committed to sale electric cars by 2021

Josephine Mason and Yuna Park-Oil tanker Sanchi run by National Iranian Tanker burns for third day after collision off China coast

David Shepardson -U.S. regulators meet with California CARB on fate of vehicle fuel rules

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices hit highest since 2014 on Wednesday, but analysts warn of overheated mkt

Tuesday, January 09 2018

Timothy Gardner -U.S. energy regulator FERC rejected DOE plan to aid coal, nuclear in setback for Trump

Timothy Gardner -U.S. drinking water at risk due to rivers saltier water - study

Luciano Costa -Brazil regulator Aneel may ask Eletrobras to return 1 bln reais to government

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin -Iran to reconsider cooperation with UN nuclear agency if the US failed to respect agreement

John Kemp -Hedge funds build up long position in heating oil and diesel

Rania El Gamal -OPEC will not react to short-lived, small oil supply disruptions - Source

Reuters -China oil tanker still on fire, rescue crews wrestle to tame it; body of mariner found

Joseph White -Ford to come out in the spring with a diesel truck to grab fuel economy edge

Liz Hampton -U.S. oilfield service firms looking at IPO plans as crude prices surge

Henning Gloystein -U.S. oil prices hit highest since 2015 Tuesday, but doubts loom over rally

Monday, January 08 2018

Alexandra Ulmer -Caracas in chaos as shops mobbed as regime forces price cuts

David Alire Garcia and Noe Torres -Russia launching an influencing campaing on Mexican election: White House

Reuters -Oil drillers cut rigs in U.S. for first week: Baker Hughes

John Kemp -OPEC problem, U.S. shale returns to growth

Reuters- Natgas hits record highs in U.S. Northeast during vast winter storm

Timothy Gardner -Analysis: Trump energy policy riles competing sectors

Helen Reid and Ron Bousso -In 2008 investors with confidence in oil major but with reserves

Reuters -Looting hits two states in Mexico amid price rise jitters

Reuters -S. Arabia changes Aramco status from national oil company to joint-stock company -official bulletin

Henning Gloystein -Oil stable Monday on lower U.S. rig count, but below recent highs

Friday, January 05 2018

Alister Doyle -Corals at high surviving risk as underwater heat waves strike

Luciano Costa -Andre Pepitone candidate to head Brazil's energy regulator ANEEL

Alister Doyle and Terje Solsvik -Norway's government wins Arctic oil lawsuit over enviromentalists

Ernest Scheyder -Private equity investors boosts shale funding in hunt for Permian deals

Valerie Volcovici -Trump to open Atlantic, Arctic offshore in a new U.S. offshore drilling plan

Reuters -Norway regulator PSA finds shortcomings after fatal Maersk rig accident

Florence Tan -S. Arabia may keep February Arab Light crude to Asia near three-year high

Ron Bousso -Oil & gas new discoveries still on back burner despite prices

Diego Oré, David Alire Garcia -Mexicans ready for war on due Tortilla and gasoline price hikes as election year begins

Henning Gloystein -Oil slips away from 2015 highs early Friday as doubts emerge over rally

Thursday, January 04 2018

Reuters -Mexico is not prosecuting money laundering: report

Marc Frank -European Union High Representative visits Cuba to strengthen ties

Reuters -U.S. court rules "Crystallex has failed to state a claim" in Venezuela dispute

Reuters -U.S. DOE directs $30 mln to small oil, gas projects

Vladimir Soldatki -Gazprom says 2017 gas exports rise 8.1 pct to all-time high

John Kemp -OPEC's risks prices if overshoot focus on stocks

Camilla Knudsen and Alister Doyle -New Norway car sales at least half are now electric or hybrid

Reuters -Israel's ORL to build 135 MW natural gas power plant

Henning Gloystein -China to top Japan as world's biggest natural gas importer

Henning Gloystein -Oil at highest Thursday since mid-2015 amid Iran tensions, tighter market

Wednesday, Jan. 03 2018

Reuters -Oil exports from Brazil up 25 pct over prior year

Reuters -Curacao nixes refinery operation deal with China's Guangdong Zhenrong Energy

Reuters -ANP reports Brazil oil production slips 1.21 pct in November

John Kemp -Hedge funds gamble on OPEC cuts

Reuters -Oil prices at $40-$60 per barrel this year - Moody's

Reuters - Israel's Netanyahu wishes success to Iran protesters, denies Israeli involvement

Reuters -S. Arabia hikes gasoline prices

Yuna Park and Hyunjoo Jin -South Korea seizes 2nd ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea

Alexandra Ulmer -Venezuela's Maduro is destructive King Herod, warns ex-oil czar Rafael Ramirez

Henning Gloystein -Oil prices close to mid-2015 highs Wednesday, but doubts over further rises loom

Tuesday, Jan. 02 2018

Guy Faulconbridge, Jonathan Saul and Polina Nikolskaya-Russian tankers supply oil to North Korea via transfer by tankers at sea - sources

Deisy Buitrago, Marianna Parraga -Venezuela regime launch corruption probe on ex-oil czar Ramirez

Aluisio Alves, Gram Slattery -Brazilian CNV accuses Petrobras ex-executives of graft

Reuters -Baker Hughes reports: U.S. oil rig count ends 2017 40 pct above year-ago levels

Nia Williams -Above $60 ends year U.S. crude on strong global oil demand

Reuters -EIA reports: U.S. crude, natural gas output at multi-year records in Oct

Marta Nogueira -Brazil imports of refined petroleum products to hit at least 17-year high in 2017

Philip Wen and David Brunnstrom -China denies selling oil illicitly to N.Korea

Lamine Chikhi and Oleg Vukmanovic -Algeria's shale gas plans will take time, require tough reforms

Henning Gloystein -Oil posts strongest year opening since 2014 on Monday as Iran unrest pushes up crude









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