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Oil Prices Set for Biggest Yearly Rise Since 2016

Dec 31, 2019

Oil rose on the last trading day of the decade on Tuesday and was on track for monthly and annual gains, supported by a thaw in the prolonged U.S.-China trade row and Middle East unrest.Brent crude was up 11 cents at $66.78 a barrel by 1143 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 6 cents at $61.74 per barrel.The volume of trade remained low as many market participants were away for year-end holidays…

Oil Hits $70 a Barrel

Jan 06, 2020

Oil prices rose a further 2% on Monday, pushing Brent above $70 a barrel, as rhetoric from the United States, Iran and Iraq fanned tensions in the Middle East after a U.S. air strike which killed a top Iranian military commander.Brent crude futures soared to a high of $70…

India's Oil Imports at 3-year Low

Oct 22, 2019

India's oil imports fell to their lowest in more than three years in September to 3.82 million barrels per day (bpd), data obtained from industry and shipping sources showed, as some refiners cut purchases due to shutdowns for maintenance and fuel upgrades…

Oil Price Spike after Saudi Attack Temporary

Sep 16, 2019

The drone attack on the world’s largest oil processing facility, Abqaiq in the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, forced Saudi Aramco to shut in 5.7 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude production, which equates to 7% of the current global crude and condensate production…

Siemens Plans to List Energy Unit in 2020

Sep 10, 2019

Siemens plans to list its energy unit by around September next year, the head of its gas and power division said on Tuesday.The German conglomerate said in May that it was spinning off its gas and power business, which has dragged on the German…

Saudi Minister Commits to Output Cuts

Sep 09, 2019

Oil prices rose more than 2% on Monday after the new Saudi energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, confirmed expectations that he would stick with his country's policy of limiting crude output to support prices.Prince Abdulaziz, son of…

Bribery Probe Slows Petrofac Sales

Aug 28, 2019

Petrofac Ltd on Wednesday reported a fall in first-half order intake and forecast lower 2020 revenue, citing uncertainty relating to an investigation into the oilfield services company's dealings in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.Petrofac, which designs…

Gazprom Oil Touch 100mln Barrels at Badra

Aug 18, 2019

Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said that its subsidiary Gazpromneft-Badra has now produced 13.5 million tonnes — or 100 million barrels — of oil in Iraqi oil field.Cumulative production at the Badra field in the five years since this asset…

Gazprom Lead Oil and Gas Growth Worldwide

Aug 16, 2019

Russian giant Gazprom saw the most production growth among world’s exploration and production (E&P) companies during the five-year span from 2014 through 2018.It’s followed by Chinese player PetroChina Company Limited and U.S. shale company EQT Corporation ranking second and third…

Dana Gas Finds New Oil in Kurdistan

Jul 29, 2019

Sharjah-based gas giant Dana Gas has announced that its share of the proved plus probable (2P) hydrocarbon reserves at Pearl Petroleum Company’s Khor Mor and Chemchemal Fields in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have increased by 10 percent, following…

Suez Canal Accounts for 8% of LNG Trade

Jul 24, 2019

Total oil flows through the Suez Canal and the SUMED pipeline accounted for about 9% of total seaborne traded petroleum in 2017, and LNG flows through the Suez Canal and the SUMED pipeline accounted for about 8% of global LNG trade.'The Suez…

Boskalis to Build Offshore Oil Export Installation for Iraq

Jul 11, 2019

Iraq's government has authorized the oil ministry to sign an initial agreement with Dutch maritime services company Boskalis to build an offshore oil export installation, it said on Thursday.Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday his government was seeking to diversify export routes…

U.S. and Gulf Allies Face Task Protecting Oil Shipping Lanes

Jun 14, 2019

The United States and its allies may need to to start escorting commercial vessels to prevent further attacks in Gulf oil shipping lanes, Gulf sources and experts said.Even then, the conventional naval and air capabilities of Western and Gulf…

Record Number of VLCC Liftings at LOOP

Jun 04, 2019

Medium-sour crudes from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico are being snapped up by overseas buyers, paving way for a record six supertankers to load at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) in a matter of weeks, according to people familiar with the matter…

DNO Completes $400mln Bond Placement

May 17, 2019

The Norwegian oil and gas operator focused on the Middle East and the North Sea, DNO ASA said it has completed the private placement of USD 400 million of new, five-year senior unsecured bonds with a coupon rate of 8.375 percent.The bond placement…

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