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Lunes Mar. 18, 2019

Reuters -Aruba to resume refinery refurbishment after U.S. sanctions exemption

Tibisay Romero / Reuters - Venezuela's Guaido launches national tour in 'new phase' to oust Maduro

Lisandra Paraguassu / Reuters - U.S. and Brazil may partner on small nuclear reactors

Reuters -Petrobras to have divested $10 bln in the first four months of 2019 -CEO Castello Branco

Brian Balboa / Platts - Major fires hit Houston area ExxonMobil Baytown refinery, tank farm; petrochemical production impact unclear

Rosemary Griffin / Platts - Iran, Venezuela sanctions impacts not dire enough to justify easing OPEC oil cuts: Falih

Arthur Richier, Solomon Lanitis / Platts - Sanctions push trans-Atlantic product freight to Venezuela to huge premium

Argus -American halts Venezuela flights, citing safety

Argus - Fuel oil supply tight ahead of 2020 -IEA

Argus -Trafigura ships Venezuelan asphalt to US



Friday Mar. 15, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil finishes with a loss Friday, but U.S. prices mark sharpest weekly rise in a month

Reuters - Russia in Venezuela: Billions spent, little to show

Reuters - Cano Limon pipeline bombed by colombian guerrillas for 11th time in 2019

Deisy Buitrago, Mircely Guanipa / Reuters - Oil storage tanks explode in Venezuela, while main terminal resumes shipments

Nick Coleman / Platts - IEA warns 'significant' Venezuela outages could present 'challenge' to oil market

Meghan Gordon / Platts - Dueling US oil sanctions on Irania and Venezuela give India unexpected leverage

Brian Scheid / Platts - US extends sanctions deadline for Citgo dealings with PDVSA

Argus - Mexico alters fuel tax deduction as pump prices rise

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - U.S. oil hits highest so far this year, but concerns over demand growth drag


Thursday Mar. 14, 2019

Jake Spring / Reuters - Brazil's right-wing government puts gag order on environment agency

Reuters - CERAWeek: Brazil, Petrobras in talks to prevent regional monopolies after refinery sales

Reuters - Mexican president does not 'rule out' Pemex listing in local market

Ratnajyoti Dutta / Platts -India private refiner Reliance Industries cuts Venezuela crude imports

Daniel Rodriguez / Platts - CERAWeek: Mexico to develop new catalytic units ahead of IMO 2020: Secretary Nahle

Argus -Venezuela´s oil industry re-opening unlikely before 2024

Argus -Lula salt content jumps on maintenance a pre-salt Petrobras Argus field, water cut



Wednesday Mar.13, 2019

Daniel Rodriguez / Platts - CERAWeek: Petrobras aims to become natural gas powerhouse -CEO

Brian Scheid / Platts - CERAWeek: Citgo can weather shock of PDVSA sanctions, says chairwoman

Jeff Mower / Platts - CERAWeek: BP will enter refined products midstream market but has no refining plans in Mexico

Daniel Rodriguez / Platts - CERAWeek: Shale could quadruple Colombia's oil reserves -Ecopetrol

Daniel Rodriguez / Platts - CERAWeek: BP and Equinor optimistic of Latin America's future despite political uncertainties

Argus - Venezuela's PDVSA restarting Jose terminal ops as blackout eases

Argus - Reliance vows to cap Venezuela's PDVSA crude purchases

Argus - US to withdraw last diplomats from Venezuela

Argus -Venezuela´s oil ports closed, output stalled

Argus -Dos Bocas refinery comments lay bare Mexican energy challenge

Noah Browning / Reuters - Oil up Wednesday on reduced U.S. output estimate, stalled Venezuelan exports


Tuesday Mar.12, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil score back-to-back session gains Tuesday as signs of supply crunch linger

V. Sequera, D. Buitrago / Reuters - Venezuela gives U.S. diplomats 72 hours to leave, blames Trump for blackout

Marianna Parraga / Reuters - Venezuela's Guaido moves to re-open energy industry

Rosemary Griffin / Platts - Rosneft rejects US claims Venezuelan operations defy sanctions

Brian Scheid / Platts - CERAWeek: India committed to reducing imports of Venezuelan crude

Argus -Venezuela-Cuba oil link under US government scrutiny

Argus - US to withdraw diplomats from Venezuela

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil rises Tuesday as Saudi deepens OPEC supply cuts, but U.S. surge caps gains




Monday Mar.11, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil logs March's highest finish Monday as Saudi signals near-term crude export reductions

Marianna Parraga / Reuters - CERAWEEK: Argentina aims to boost gas output, supply with higher investment -Minister Lopetegui

Meghan Gordon / Platts - US targets Russian bank behind Venezuela's 'petro' currency for violating PDVSA sanctions

Brian Scheid / Platts - Venezuela ordered to pay ConocoPhillips $8.7 billion for seized oil projects

Argus - US says Venezuela sanctions to continue despite risks

Argus - Venezuelan oil operations halted, blackout persists

Noah Browning / Reuters - Oil gains Monday as Saudi stands by OPEC supply cuts, U.S. rig activity drops

CERAWeek 2019



Monday Mar.11, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil logs March's highest finish Monday as Saudi signals near-term crude export reductions

Marianna Parraga / Reuters - CERAWEEK: Argentina aims to boost gas output, supply with higher investment -Minister Lopetegui

Meghan Gordon / Platts - US targets Russian bank behind Venezuela's 'petro' currency for violating PDVSA sanctions

Brian Scheid / Platts - Venezuela ordered to pay ConocoPhillips $8.7 billion for seized oil projects

Argus - US says Venezuela sanctions to continue despite risks

Argus - Venezuelan oil operations halted, blackout persists

Noah Browning / Reuters - Oil gains Monday as Saudi stands by OPEC supply cuts, U.S. rig activity drops


Thursday Mar.07, 2019

Marianna Parraga / Reuters - PDVSA declares emergency as tankers returning

Reuters - Germany consults with allies after Venezuela expels ambassador for meddling ; detains journalist

Reuters -Pemex partners to invest $250 mln in two onshore blocks in Mexico Jeff Fick / Platts - BW Offshore to buy Brazil's Maromba Field from Petrobras, Chevron

S -J. Flaws, T. Sleiman / Platts - US sanctions on Venezuela creating strong pull for HSSR from Europe to USGC

Jasmin Melvin / Platts - No indication of letup in formation of Caribbean and US Atlantic Coast hurricanes for 2019: forecaster

Argus - PDVSA struggling to operate relinquished oil tankers

Argus - Oil tanker owners command premiums to supply Venezuela

Argus - Pemex restarts Fertinal phosphates complex

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil nudges higher Thursday on Venezuela and Iran sanctions, OPEC cuts




Wednesday Mar.06, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - U.S. oil benchmark falls Wednesday as U.S. inventories drop; Gasoline futures end at 4-month high

Reuters - U.S. looking at new sanctions against Venezuela -U.S. official

Rodrigo Campos / Reuters - Ecopetrol to spend $500 mln on fracking over 3 years -CEO

Deisy Buitrago / Reuters - Venezuela's Guaido in talks with unions to call public sector strike

Reuters - Colombia's Cano Limon pipeline bombed for tenth time in 2019

Brian Scheid, Daniel Rodriguez / Platts - Delays of Mexico oil, gas auctions will slow revenue, production growth -commissioner

Platts - Brazil overtakes Russia as top supplier to China's independent refineries in Feb

Argus - PDVSA's impaired Bonaire's Bopec terminal mostly dormant

Argus - Venezuela's PDVSA dwindling fuel to halt buses and tanks alike

Argus - US House Democrats, back in power, push climate agenda

Koustav Samanta / Reuters - Oil falls Wednesday on U.S. inventory build, shale oil output forecasts



Tuesday Mar.05, 2019

Mayra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - U.S., global oil split ways Tuesday as output cuts continue, but China lowers growth forecast

Reuters - Venezuela's Guaido pushes to name new representative to regional lender

Humeyra Pamuk / Reuters - U.S. EPA sends proposed rule for higher ethanol-blend gasoline to White House

Scott DiSavino / Reuters- U.S. oil rig counts falls to lowest since May 2018 -Baker Hughes

Reuters - Peru oil pipeline fixed, resumes operations after 3 months -Petroperu

D. Kinch and G. Baida / Platts - Brazil government pressure seen forcing Vale executive change

Argus - PDVSA oil unions to attend Guaido labor meeting

Argus - Venezuela bracing for further unrest, Gaido back in the country

Argus - Renewables debut in Colombia firm energy auction

Argus - Norwegian LNG firm Golar to commission Brazil FSRU, eyes new projects



Monday Mar.04, 2019

Marianna Parraga / Reuters - Venezuela's oil exports drop 40 pct after U.S. sanctions -data

Reuters - Total stops drilling offshore French Guiana after failed to strike oil

Timothy Gardner / Reuters - U.S. energy secretary warns OPEC bill could cause oil spikes long term

Phillipe Craig / Platts - Braskem lowers Brazil PE prices on currency pressure: company source

Tom Azzopardi / Platts - Chile's SQM to hold back lithium production as global supply grows

Platts - PDVSA spot crude offers rise to 10.8 million barrels following sanctions

Argus - PDVSA making do with sporadic oil products supply

Argus - Brazil to launch TOR production-sharing auction on 28 October

Argus - More Mexican gasoline service stations leave Pemex brand

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil climbs Friday amid OPEC-led supply cuts, but economic weakness drags

Thursday / Friday Feb.28, Mar.01, 2019

Reuters - Petrobras posts first annual profit in five years

Reuters - Mexico's CFE seeks 4 LNG cargos for March, April -sources

Reuters - Brazil government to present Angra 3 nuclear plant project to investors

Angus Berwick / Reuters - One witness, conflicting evidence: How Venezuelan justice targets the opposition

Gianluca Baratti / Platts - Repsol's new oil fields to outweigh Venezuela, Libya declines to 2020 -CEO

Jeff Fick / Platts - Petrobras targets 13% rise in domestic crude oil output in 2019

P.Craig, C. Uribe / Platts - Ecopetrol takes polyethylene units offline after refinery incident

Argus - Colombia's met coke exports up by 61pc in January

Argus - PDVSA Gas president detained, purge underway

PW -CITGO Petroleum Corporation confirms Board of Directors and names officers

Noah Browning / Reuters - Oil dips Thursday as trade talks drag, China's economy shows weakness


Wednesday Feb.

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch -Oil prices end sharply higher Wednesday as U.S. supplies drop by nearly 9 million barrels

Reuters - Colombia fails to award renewable energy projects despite appetite

Reuters - Petrobras studying voluntary layoff program in Sao Paulo

Reuters - Mexico president seeks investigation of losses at Pemex plants

Karla Mendes / Thomson Reuters Foundation - Rio de Janeiro hits the gas in push toward its zero carbon goal

Brian Scheid / Platts - Citgo severing ties with PDVSA to avoid US sanctions

Newsdesk-Venezuela / Platts - PDVSA restarts Petrocedeno heavy crude upgrader

E. Muneeb, A. Toh, O. Zhou and E. Yep / Platts - Asian oil refiners face difficulties in ramping up Venezuelan crude oil imports

Argus - Mexico failed in communicating energy reform: CNH

Argus - Mexico's non-Pemex gasoline imports rose 30pc

Argus - New PDVSA tanker grab, aid push entangle Curacao

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil advances Wednesday as OPEC set to continue supply cuts despite U.S. pressure to ease

Tuesday Feb.26, 2019

S. Rodriguez / Thomson Reuters Foundation - Costa Rica launches 'unprecedented' push for zero emissions by 2050

John Kemp / Reuters - Trump warns Saudi Arabia on oil prices as focus turns to re-election

Oceana Zhou / Platts - China's Jan crude imports from Venezuela rise 51% on month to 411,000 b/d

Phillipe Craig / Platts - Pemex's olefins production rebounds from 15-month low

Daniel Rodriguez / Platts - Mexico's CFE plans to build new combined-cycle plants to take advantage of new gas pipelines

Platts - PDVSA offers spot Merey, Boscan crude for March following US sanctions

Brian Scheid / Platts -US to impose stronger sanctions on Maduro regime's financial networks -US vice president

Argus - Pence tells Lima Group to freeze PDVSA assets

Argus-Jamaica to pay into escrow for PDVSA's Petrojam refinery stake

Argus - Opec to stay output course despite pressure

Koustav Samanta / Reuters - Oil eases Tuesday after Trump urges OPEC to curb efforts to boost prices


Monday Feb.25, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil futures settle at lowest in more than a week Monday as Trump tells OPEC to ‘relax' on prices

Jennifer Hiller / Reuters - Investor demands could push out more U.S. shale oil executives

Marianna Parraga / Reuters - The battle for Citgo: How Venezuela's opposition leaders seized control

John Kemp / Reuters - U.S. economy set to slow as fiscal stimulus fades

Reuters - U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for first week in three -Baker Hughes

Reuters - Pemex crude output lowest in January since records began

Brian Scheid / Platts -'Glory days' long past, Venezuela will struggle to recover its lost oil production

Brian Scheid / Platts - US sanctions on PDVSA aim for regime change in Venezuela

Robert Perkins / Platts - Trump tweets oil prices getting 'too high', calls for OPEC to 'relax'

Argus - Some aid reaches Venezuela, some other aid trucks burn

Argus - Colombia's met coke outlook uncertain after strong 2018

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil dips Monday amid record U.S. exports, but trade talk hopes offer some support

Friday Feb.22, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil ends lower Thursday as U.S. crude supplies show 5th straight weekly rise

Reuters - Eleven Venezuela diplomats in U.S. defect from Maduro since last month-official

John Kemp / Reuters - Oil traders bet on Saudi Arabia and White House lifting prices

M. Parraga, N. Chumakova, R. Bousso / Reuters - Venezuela gets fuel from Russia, Europe but the bill soars

F.J. Daniel , S. Eschenbacher/ Reuters - How Pemex 'destroyed' $1 bln with erratic business choices

Robert Perkins / Platts - Oil, natural gas sector project approvals seen tripling in 2019 -Rystad Energy

Meghan Gordon / Platts - White House calls off fuel economy talks with California, promises to issue final rule

Justine Coyne / Platts - US sets final duties on line pipe from four countries

Argus - Venezuelan neighbors on edge as regime crisis drags on

Argus - Mexico says fuel theft cut by 90pc in February

Argus - Maduro shuts Brazil border, eyes Colombia

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil prices firm Friday on trade hopes, but record U.S. output drags

Thursday Feb.21, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil ends lower Thursday as U.S. crude supplies show 5th straight weekly rise

John Kemp / Reuters - Saudi Arabia resumes familiar role as swing producer

Reuters - Venezuela reopens maritime border with Dutch Antilles -military

Reuters -Petrobras starts production at P-76 platform in Buzios field

John Kemp/Reuters - Slowing U.S. economy can ill afford any more shocks

Eklavya Gupte / Platts - Saudi Arabia seeks stronger commitment from Nigeria on OPEC oil cuts

Charles Lee / Platts - US State Department discusses Iran crude oil, supply diversification with Seoul

Starr Spencer / Platts - Asia swerves clear of sanctioned Venezuelan crude despite open arbitrage

Argus - Demand high for US northeast gas lines -Enbridge

Argus - PDVSA crude oil exports hit by pump station fire

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil hovers near 2019 highs Thursday amid OPEC cuts, but economic slowdown weighs



Wednesday Feb.20, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil marks highest finish since November on Wednesday, with U.S. prices up 6 sessions in a row

Gary McWilliams / Reuters - U.S. opens probe into Brazilian oil bribery scheme

Reuters - Russia's Putin, Saudi King ready to continue energy cooperation - Kremlin

John Kemp / Reuters - U.S. may have overshot in China trade talks

G. Carr and E. Gupte/ Platts - Europe's refineries feels strain from tight sour crude oil market

A. Nugraha, E. Yep / Platts -Repsol Indonesia significant gas discovery may boost upstream activity, regional supply

Starr Spencer / Platts - US unconventional oil production seen crossing 4 mil b/d in the Permian for first time in March -EIA

Argus - BHP upgrades outlook for electric vehicle penetration, it now sees 275mn EVs operational by 2035

Argus - Venezuela limits border transit with Dutch Caribbean isles to block humanitarian aid

Argus -Diluted crude oil fading from PDVSA export basket

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil hovers just below 2019 highs Wednesday as markets look to trade talks



Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - U.S. oil ends at 3-month high Tuesday as supplies tighten; Brent snaps 5-day winning streak

Marianna Parraga / Reuters - Top PDVSA Citgo executives removed amid battle to control firm

Felix Onuah / Reuters - Anyone one tampering with Nigeria'selections risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of incompetence -Buhari

John Kemp / Reuters - Hedge funds accelerate oil buying

Phillipe Craig / Platts -Siemens with Braskem to address electricity issues in Sao Paulo petchems sector

Daniel Rodriguez / Platts - Competition grows to supply refined oil products to Mexico's central region

Phillipe Craig / Platts - Braskem Idesa seeks import terminal to address ethane shortage in Mexico

Argus - US sanctions pull plug on PDVSA Citgo Aruba refinery project

Argus - Venezuela oil upgrader PDVSA PetroCedeno resumes operations

Argus - T&T ammonia exports shrink in 2018

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil hovers just below 2019 highs Tuesday as markets look to trade talks


Monday Feb. 18, 2019

L. Cohen, M. Spetalnick and P. Zengerle / Reuters - Venezuela opposition govt to leave Citgo funds, management untouched -envoy

Scott DiSavino / Reuters - U.S. drillers add oil rigs for second week in a row -Baker Hughes

Reuters - Citgo to dismiss workers in Aruba over U.S. sanctions -prime minister

John Kemp / Reuters - Oil price risks shift to upside

Robert Perkins / Platts - Eni writes down more oil reserves in Venezuela due to economic crisis

Meghan Gordon / Platts - US sanctions Venezuelan oil minister Quevedo, calls him 'illegitimate' PDVSA president

Platts - US Atlantic Coast refinery issues, Venezuela sanctions help rally oil futures

PW - Interim president Guaido sees big private role in Venezuela's oil industry recovery

Argus - Mexico state strikes deal with Texas fuel exporters

Argus - Argentina, Bolivia renegotiate $1.2bn natural gas deal for 2019

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil prices hit 2019 highs Monday amid supply cuts, trade talk hopes



Friday Feb. 15, 2019

Reuters - Colombia must strictly monitor 'fracking' pilot projects -panel

Reuters - Trading arm of Russia's Lukoil stops swap operations in Venezuela

Reuters - U.S. judge rules former Venezuelan oil minister owes $1.4 billion

Reuters -U.S. envoy Abrams met secretly with Venezuela foreign minister - AP

Eklavya Gupte / Platts - Militancy, oil reforms in the balance as Nigeria heads to the polls: Analysis

Platts - PDVSA says it will be able to export 1.05 million b/d of crude by March

Jeff Fick / Platts - Brazil's higher biodiesel mandate boosts output, lowers prices

Platts - Venezuela's Guaido to appoint Luisa Palacios as his president of Citgo

Argus - Pemex will pay debts on time -Lopez Obrador

Argus - Petrobras swaps FSRUs as thermal dispatch rises

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Brent oil slips from 2019-high Friday as economic woes counter OPEC-led cuts



Thursday Feb. 14, 2019

Reuters - U.S. crude inventories rise to highest in more than a year - EIA

Reuters - U.S. finds safety management gaps led to 2016 gas plant blast

John Kemp / Reuters - Venezuela sanctions leave oil market short of heavy crude

N. Rodova, R. Griffin / Platts -OPEC/non-OPEC deal benefits Russia, prevented price drop below $25/b -Novak

B. Scheid, J. Mower / Platts -PDVSA sanctions affect flows, accelerating output declines -Factbox

Marieke Alsguth / Platts - Panama Canal Authority to lower draft restriction to 47 feet as of March 13

Eklavya Gupte / Platts - Oil markets 'may be able to adjust' to Venezuela sanctions: IEA

Argus - Non-Opec lagging on deal compliance -IEA

Argus - Venezuelan crisis could drag on for months - US

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Brent crude oil hits 2019-high Thursday on Sino-U.S. trade hopes, upbeat China data



Wednesday Feb. 13, 2019

Reuters - Mexico president says will respect pipeline deal despite costs

M. Parraga, D. Buitrago/Reuters - Venezuela pressures foreign partners on oil venture commitments

Reuters - Petrobras to sell $958m non-convertible debentures

Reuters - U.S. Owens Illinois sues PDVSA and CITGO to collect $500 mln expropriation award

Brian Scheid / Platts - Venezuela oil output likely to fall to 500,000 b/d by end-2019: US State Department official

Brian Scheid, Ellie Valencia / Platts - Looming US ban on MTBE exports to Venezuela expected to worsen gasoline shortage

Meghan Gordon / Platts - Venezuela's oil output slips to 1.22 million b/d in Jan -EIA

Argus - Shell to tap Brazil pre-salt gas for power project

Argus -Humanitarian aid deadline escalates Venezuela dual government standoff

Argus - Mexico gasoline, diesel imports fell in January

Amanda Cooper / Reuters - Oil gets a boost Wednesday from Saudi output pledge, declining U.S. inventories


Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019

Reuters - Shell, Mitsubishi and Brazil's Pátria in $700 mln power JV in Rio

Reuters -Switzerland helps Brazil prosecutors with probe into major oil traders

Reuters - Mexico's Lopez Obrador wants private energy firms not to hike electricity prices

John Kemp / Reuters - Fund buying slows on crude but Venezuela supports diesel

Frank Watson / Platts - OPEC produced 30.81 mil b/d in Jan, 220,000 b/d above 2019 demand for its crude oil

Frank Watson / Platts - December global electric vehicle sales set new record

Phillipe Craig / Platts - Argentina's Pampa increasing output rates of SBR, PS units after restart

Argus - Mexico asks to rework natgas line contracts -AMLO

Argus - Mexico regulator says Pemex can frack four wells

Argus - India sticks to Venezuelan crude, stops products sales

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil up Tuesday on OPEC output cuts and as sanctions against Venezuela, Iran bite


Friday Feb. 08, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - U.S. oil benchmark suffers a nearly 5% weekly slide

Reuters - Total says accounts blocked, evacuating staff from Venezuela

Reuters - Venezuela opposition will name new Citgo board this week -WSJ

Reuters - U.S. asks Brazil to consider lifting tariffs on ethanol exports

Daniel Rodriguez / Platts - Private power developers are needed to fill gap left by Mexico's tight public finances

R. Perkins, S. Elliot / Platts - Total makes 'game-changing' gas condensate find off South Africa

Meghan Gordon / Platts - PDVSA points to sanctions to derail US court fight targeting Citgo

E. Gupte, J. Jordan, H. Wang / Platts - Saudi VLCC on mystery trip to Venezuela -Platts cFlow

Argus - US bets on aid gambit for Venezuela new government transition

Argus - Democrats seek ‘Green New Deal' on fuels

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil prices slip Friday on economy fears, but OPEC cuts provide backstop


Thursday Feb. 07, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil futures decline Thursday on energy demand risks and a possible boost to Libya output

C. Pons , M. Armas / Reuters- Venezuela opposition plans to get oil money from U.S. fund

Reuters - U.S. oil, gasoline inventories up in latest week - EIA

Reuters - Petrobras says not notified about potential arbitration claim

John Kemp / Reuters - U.S.-China talks dominate oil outlook

Gillian Carr / Platts - Venezuela sanctions start to affect European sour crude market

S.Raslan, M. Alsguth, P.Reeder / Platts - Venezuela sanctions leave some naphtha cargoes without destinations

Brian Scheid, Silvia Struthers / Platts -Venezuela's Guaido to warn Repsol of legal risks in trading with PDVSA

E. Gupte, H. Wang / Platts - Saudi Arabia pumps 10.21 mil b/d crude oil in Jan, eight-month low: Platts survey

Argus - PDVSA casts wide net for alternative oil products supply

Argus - Mexico's CFE may retake lead on power projects

Henning Gloystein / Reuters - Oil prices drop Thursday on rising US crude supply, but OPEC cuts support


Wednesday Feb. 06, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil prices end higher Wednesday as domestic crude supplies rise less than expected

L. Wroughton, R .Rampton / Reuters - U.S. sends aid to Colombia-Venezuela border; Maduro rejects help

Reuters - Curacao resumes refinery operator search after top bidder Motiva Energy withdraws

Reuters - Colombia changes oil bidding in effort to boost output

Platts - Venezuela's Guaido to appoint oil industry veteran Baquero as PDVSA president: sources

Platts - Venezuela oil output likely to fall 300,000 b/d by end-February on lack of diluent

Brian Scheid, Jeff Mower / Platts - Factbox: PDVSA sanctions affect fows, accelerating output declines

Nadia Rodova / Platts - Rosneft sees its Venezuelan oil output stable, views crisis as 'temporary'

Argus - Fog delays Houston area ports for fifth day, commodities vessels delay

Argus - EIA sees modest price effects of US sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

Argus - PDVSA 's dwindling fuel to halt buses and tanks alike due to sanctions

Alex Lawler / Reuters - Oil falls 1 percent Wednesday as supply concerns fade


Tuesday Feb. 05, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil futures fall Tuesday, with U.S. benchmark settling at a one-week low

Reuters - Russia complying with global deal to cut oil output - energy minister

Reuters - Colombian rebel FARC leader had ties to Venezuela's Maduro -president

Reuters - Germany: We must keep up international pressure on Venezuela

John Kemp / Reuters - Oil bears sent back into hibernation by economic optimism, OPEC, Venezuela

Sam Eckett / Platts - Atlantic Supramax freight hits 17-month low on oversupply of ships

Platts - Venezuela's PDVSA begins partial rationing of gasoline: sources

Argus - Motiva drops out of Curacao refinery talks

Argus - Lima Group with a plan for the day after eyes recovery aid for Venezuela

Argus- New Fortress Energy to supply LNG to Puerto Rico

Noah Browning / Reuters - Oil rises Tuesday on tighter supply but U.S. factory data weighs



Monday Feb. 04, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil futures finish lower Monday after touching highest intraday level of 2019

Reuters - Venezuelan general recognizes opposition leader Guaido as president

Gram Slattery / Reuters - PetroRio wants to buy Petrobras stake in Frade oil field

Reuters - Colombia gets bids from 27 companies in renewable energy tender -minister

Reuters - U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for fourth week in five -Baker Hughes

M. Armas and C. Pons / Reuters - Venezuela's Guaido courts Russia; powers divided on Maduro

Brian Scheid / Platts -Venezuelan sanctions: US gives non-US firms three months to wind down PDVSA deals

Jeff Fick / Platts - Petrobras pumps first oil from offshore Brazil Lula Norte area

Siobhan Hal / Platts - EU's Venezuela sanctions focused on people, not PDVSA

A. Tomczak, E. Gallegos / Platts - US sanctions on Venezuelan oil industry push Houston ex-wharf IFO 380 to monthly high

Argus - PDVSA halves fuel distribution to cope with U.S. sanctions

Argus - Trinidad& Tobago weighs gas impact of Venezuela crisis

Alex Lawler / Reuters - Oil hits 2019 high near $64 Monday on Venezuela sanctions, OPEC



Friday Feb. 01, 2019

Myra P. Saefong / MarketWatch - Oil ends higher Friday, with Venezuela turmoil, OPEC output cuts feeding a weekly gain

M. Guanipa, M. Parraga, C. Eaton / Reuters - As Venezuela scrambles for fuel, looming sanctions tangle exports

Reuters - Citgo denies report it is weighing bankruptcy

Reuters -PDVSA's European customers put oil purchases on hold -traders

Shaylim Castro, Jeff Mason / Reuters - Don't deal in Venezuelan gold, White House says, in anti-Maduro push

M. Nichols , L. Wroughton / Reuters - Who represents Venezuela? U.N., international lenders stuck in limbo

Brian Scheid / Platts - Cargoes of Venezuela-bound US oil diluent halted by Trump administration sanctions

Janet McGurty / Platts - Refiner Valero Energy looks north to replace Venezuelan heavy crude

Meghan Gordon / Platts - Additional Alberta crude supply may help fill Venezuela sanctions gap in U. S. refineries