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Friday Oct. 12, 2018

Mayra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - U.S. oil benchmark gains for the session Friday, but weekly loss is first in five weeks

Reuters - Colombia's constitutional court says referendums cannot stop mining, oil projects

Reuters - U.S. oil firms restoring operations a Gulf of Mexico after Michael

Reuters - EIA says U.S. crude stocks up by 6 mln barrels - report

Ricardo Brito / Reuters - Bolsonaro plans hydro, nuclear plants to tackle power shortfall

Alex Lawler and Amanda Cooper / Reuters - OPEC says oil market well supplied, wary of 2019 surplus

John Kemp / Reuters - Global economy falters as politicians take expansion for granted

R. Bousso and D. Zhdannikov / Reuters - Big Oil still reluctant to open spending taps - Goldman Sachs

Roget: No reports of new Petrotrin termination letters

Kaieteur News - Guyana High Court orders release of venezuelan aircraft seized by SOCU

Alex Lawler / Reuters - Oil edges further above $80 Friday but weaker demand view weighs


Thursday Oct. 11, 2018

Mayra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil takes a hit Thusrday as U.S. supplies rise a third week and global stock markets drop

Susan Heavey / Reuters - U.S. says Venezuela regime involved in opposition politician's death

Reuters -Ecopetrol's Cano Limon pipeline has no restart date yet

Jessica Resnick-Ault/ Reuters - EIA forecast: U.S. oil output to grow faster than expected to record in 2018

Reuters - S. Arabia to supply about 4 mln bbls of extra oil to India in Nov.

Inna Lazareva / Thomson Reuters Foundation - Can Africa make plastic recycling pay? Cameroon is trying

Reuters - Kosmos Energy abandons second offshore well in Suriname

Yereth Rosen / Reuters - Oil flowing at new site at the farthest-west site in Alaska - ConocoPhillips

Jada Loutoo / TT Newsday - Petrotrin go-ahead and send home all its workers after injunction lifted

Kiana Wilburg / Kaieteur News - Guyana EPA Head begins review of National Oil Spill Contingency Plan

Christopher Johnson / Reuters - Oil extends losses Thursday as markets fall, inventories climb

Wednesday Oct.10, 2018

Mayra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil drops near 2-week lows Wednesday as economist deems Hurricane Michael a ‘non-event for oil production'

Devika Krishna Kumar / Reuters - Florida's Panhandle faces Michael 'hurricane of a century'

Patricia Zengerle / Reuters - U.S. senior Senator Bob Corker sees 'options' for U.S.-Venezuela relations after visit

David Alire Garcia / Reuters - Talos, Sierra & Premier eye possible tie-up with Pemex next year for Zama find

Reuters - Berlin to impose diesel bans on some streets on court orders

Ron Bousso / Reuters - U.S. grants waiver licence to BP, Serica to run Iran-owned North Sea field

Clyde Russell / Reuters - War on coal is coming and China is still the key

John Kemp / Reuters - Brent falls as fund traders take profits after rally

Stacey Moore / TT Newsday - TT trade unions are outdated - Petrotrin Chairman Wilfred Espinet

Denis Chabrol / Demerarawaves - Guyana open for new maritime business with British-funded US$1.1 million hydrographic survey

Christopher Johnson / Reuters - Oil dips Wednesday as IMF cuts growth outlook; eyes on hurricane

Tuesday Oct. 09, 2018

Mayra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil boosted Tuesday by signs Iran crude exports falling, Hurricane Michael threat

Devika Krishna Kumar / Reuters - Hurricane Michael heads for Florida gathering strength

Reuters - Hurricane Michael warnings made BHP Billiton close down two U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms

Nidhi Verma / Reuters - India looking for U.S. sanctions waiver after cutting Iran oil imports - officials

Rania El Gamal and Ron Bousso / Reuters - Baker Hughes pay $550 million for 5 pct of ADNOC Drilling

Reuters - Norway proposes to sell 46.8 mln EU carbon dioxide emission permits in 2019 -fiscal budget

Alex Lawler/Reuters - Iranian oil exports drop further rocked by Trump's sanctions

N. Chestney and J. Chung / Reuters - United Nations warns world must take "unprecedented" steps to avert worst effects of global warming

Shane Superville / TT Newsday - Petrotrin to file appeal today for the injunction granted to OWTU on Petrotrin

Jarryl Bryan / Guyana Times - Guyana to get US$35 million from World Bank before first oil

Christopher Johnson / Reuters - Oil prices rise Tuesday as Iranian crude exports fall


Monday Oct. 08, 2018

Mayra P. Saefong /MarketWatch - Oil ends lower Monday on talk U.S. waivers on Iran sanctions, but Hurricane Michael limits loss

Alexis Akwagyiram / Reuters - Nigerian Chibok girls champion, ex-minister Ezekwesili to run for president

Reuters -U.S. ethanol exports to Brazil drop to nearly 3-year low - export data

Reuters -Canadian Precision Drilling to buy Trinidad Drilling in C$1.03 bln deal

Reuters -Pemex says crude tender failed, looking for news offers

John Kemp / Reuters - Oil prices enter the danger zone for consumers

Azard Ali / TT Newsday - Petrotrin termination letters, sandwiches for workers

Sean Douglas / TT Newsday - Trinidad & Tobago MP David Lee says “This Energy Minister is delusional”

Naeeza Yahya / Guyana Chronicle - CGX Energy begins work on US$200M deep-water harbour in Guyana

Samuel Sukhnandan / Guyana Times - Government of Canada advocates for free, fair elections in Guyana

Alex Lawler / Reuters - Oil drops to around $83 Monday on expectations Iran will maintain some exports


Friday Oct. 05, 2018

Mayra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - U.S. oil ends nearly flat Friday, as Brent declines, but both benchmarks tally fourth weekly climb in a row

Rod Nickel / Reuters - Canadian small oil producers cut crude prices due to clogged pipelines

Marianna Parraga / Reuters - U.S. purchases of Venezuelan oil in September rose to their highest in over a year - Refinitiv Eikon

S. N. Lynch, L. Lambert and C. Bing / Reuters - U.S. indicts Russian intelligence agents on hacking of nuclear company Westinghouse

L. Karagiannopoulos and T. Solsvik / Reuters - Norway will require airlines to mix 'advanced' biofuel into jet fuel from 2020

Reuters -Iran will deliver a slap and defeat America by defeating sanctions- Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Gregory Scruggs / Thomson Reuters Foundation - On the road to zero carbon, Portland pinches off fossil fuels

Corey Connelly / TT Newsday - On ending Petrotrin operations, ‘We will be guided by ruling of court' -TT Energy minister

Sean Douglas / Newsday - Oil-sand mining coming to TT?

Kiana Wilburg / Kaieteur News - Exxon fails to submit all pertinent data to Guyana Revenue Authority on $900M pre-contract costs audit, deadline extended

Christopher Johnson / Reuters - Oil prices rise Friday on Iran sanctions, outlook uncertain

Thursday 04 , Oct. 03 2018

Mayra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - U.S. oil drops nearly 3% Thursday on domestic stockpile surge, talk of efforts to raise output

Reuters - Mexican president-elect Lopez Obrador, Trump agree economic development can stem illegal migration

Reuters -Petrobras says test well at Mero field a Libra pre-salt area reached 58,000 bpd

Anne Marie Roantree / Reuters - China "totally stopped" U.S. crude oil shipments amid trade war - shipping exec

Reuters - Hyundai Oilbank inks gasoline supply deal with Mexico's private oil trader PMI

Reuters - Trump: I told Saudi king he wouldn't last without U.S. support

John Kemp / Reuters - OPEC and traders in standoff over oil market outlook

Corey Connelly / TT Newsday - Trinidad to go full speed ahead with Alutech project

Denis Chabrol / Demerarawaves - Guyanese oil sector companies lining up to acquire ISO international standards certification

Kiana Wilburg /Kaieteur News - Mexico to help Guyana strengthen regulatory capacity for oil sector - Executive Director of ASEA of Mexico

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil slips Thursday as Saudi and Russia quietly agree output rise, U.S. stocks swell

Wednesday, Oct. 03 2018

Mayra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil prices rally back on Wednesday to nearly 4-year highs despite biggest weekly U.S. crude supply rise of the year

Reuters - Brazil's powerful FPA farm lobby endorses far-right presidential candidate Jairo Bolsonaro

Marianna Parraga / Reuters - Venezuela's crude exports fall for delay in repairs in PDVSA Jose oil port terminal

Laurence Frost /Reuters - Electric cars cast doubts on profits

Clyde Russell / Reuters - Hydrocarbons may be about to repeat coal's hubris

S. Kelly, R. El Gamal / Reuters - An OPEC Bill to allow the U.S. to sue the organization is drawing renewed interest

Holger Hansen and Markus Wacket /Reuters - German politicians agree on cutting cities pollution with a secret diesel deal

Zoe Tabary / Thomson Reuters Foundation - Green and inclusive? Paris builds a carbon neutral future with a social conscience

Richardson Dhalai / TT Newsday - Trinidad's workers union OWTU file an injunction against Petrotrin in court today

Denis Chabrol / Demerarawaves -Guyana nears decision on new fuel supplier following closure of Trinidad's Petrotrin refinery

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil edges up Wednesday on Iran sanctions, but U.S. supply and strong dollar weigh


Tuesday , Oct. 02 2018

Mayra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil eases back Tuesday from 4-year highs with data expected to show a weekly rise in U.S. crude supplies

RReuters - Vitol to acquire 50 pct of Brazilian fuel distribution company Rodoil

Reuters - Brazil oil output falls 2.1 pct in August to 2.52 mln bpd -regulator

Reuters - Pemex launches tender to import U.S. crude cargo -document

John Kemp / Reuters - Saudi Arabia and allies will not replace all the Iranian crude

Reuters - Husky Energy made an unsolicited offer to buy MEG Energy in $5 bln deal

Sean Douglas / TT Newsday - New price of super gasoline not linked to Petrotrin closure - Energy Minister

Richarson Dhalai / TT Newsday - Petrotrin has failed to deliver its project upgrades

Denis Chabrol / Demerarawaves - Mexico Safety Agency shares oil industry expertise with Guyana

A. Rockcliffe-Campbell / Kaieteur News - Guyana's contract with Tullow Oil “What a giveaway!” even worse than the lopsided ExxonMobil agreement – Expert

Ahmad Ghaddar / Reuters - Oil trades near four-year peak Tuesday ahead of sanctions on Iran


Monday, Oct. 01 2018

Mayra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - U.S. and Brent crude reach highest settlements in nearly 4 years

Marianna Parraga and David Alire Garcia / Reuters - Mexico's oil industry must double oil exploration spending to halt output fall -Pemex

Reuters - Mexico's oil regulator CNH backs Pemex picking its own partners

EIA weekly report: U.S. crude output reaches record 10.96 mln bpd in July

Scott DiSavino / Reuters - Baker Hughes weekly report: U.S. oil drillers add fewest rigs in quarter since 2017

Alexandra Alper and Gabriel Stargardter / Reuters - Chevron, Shell clinch Saturno block in Brazil pre-salt oil tender

Alissa de Carbonnel / Reuters - Belgium's Electrabel fast-tracks reactor restart as country faces power shortfall

Reuters - BP make key personnel moves Asia, Americas

Reuters - Shell sees 2020 -2021 peak output in Brazil's Lula field

Reuters - Trump calls Saudi Arabia's King Salman to discuss oil supplies

Stacy Moore / TT Newsday - Petrotrin plants upgraded with state-of-the-art technology

Denis Chabrol / Demerarawaves - Foreign Minister cautious about direct transfers of ‘oil money' to Guyana's very poor

Kiana Wilburg / Kaieteur News - Guyana will succumb to oil curse without strong leadership – UK Professor Butler

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Brent oil hits four-year high Monday ahead of Iran sanctions, but demand may stutter









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