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Oil Profits Soar: Oil Majors Shed Pandemic Blues

Apr 29, 2021

Europe's major energy companies profited from a rise in oil prices to report big increases in first-quarter earnings on Thursday, putting the worst of the pandemic era slump in fuel demand behind them.Last year's demand collapse forced BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Equinor to slash their dividends and preserve cash as they to try to transform themselves into companies that can thrive in a low-carbon world…

China's Fuel Clampdown Curbs Its LCO Imports

Apr 28, 2021

China’s imports of light cycle oil (LCO) are set to fall in coming months as authorities crack down on its illicit trading and sales in South China, dealing a blow to the $10 billion market and to refiners in top supplier South Korea.China’s…

Sinopec Reports $2.9 Billion Q1 Net Profit

Apr 28, 2021

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp swung to a first-quarter profit from a loss a year earlier, with net income reaching 18.54 billion yuan ($2.86 billion), amid a recovery in global oil prices and robust demand for refined oil products.Asia's top oil refiner…

Oil Edges Higher on US, Europe Demand Hopes

Apr 23, 2021

Oil prices rose on Friday on hopes of a fuel demand recovery in the United States and Europe as economic growth picks up and lockdowns ease, but worries about India's raging second wave of COVID-19 cases kept a lid on gains.Brent crude futures rose 21 cents…

China Seizes 11 Ships in $770 Million Oil Smuggling Bust

Mar 16, 2021

China foiled criminals seeking to smuggle nearly 1 million tonnes of refined oil worth 5 billion yuan ($770 million), with officials seizing 11 ships and detaining 171 suspects in a sprawling swoop on Tuesday, customs authorities said.The operation…

Oil Surges After OPEC+ Extends Cuts

Mar 05, 2021

Oil prices jumped about 3% on Friday, hitting their highest levels in over a year, following a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report and decision by OPEC and its allies not to increase supply in April.Brent futures rose $2.10, or 3.2%, to $68…

Saudi Aramco, Chevron Chiefs See Global Oil Demand Recovery

Mar 02, 2021

Global oil demand is recovering and could return to around pre-pandemic levels next year, the chief executive of Saudi Aramco told an oil and gas conference on Tuesday.Global demand for oil is likely to recover from the second half of the year…

Venezuelan Oil Exports Rise on Larger Sales to Asia

Mar 02, 2021

Venezuela’s oil exports rose in February to over 700,000 barrels per day (bpd), their highest level in 10 months, pushed by more sales of fuel oil cargoes to new clients in Asian markets, according to Refinitiv Eikon’s tanker tracking data and documents…

OPEC+ to Weigh Modest Output Boost, Sources Say

Feb 24, 2021

OPEC+ oil producers will discuss a modest easing of oil supply curbs from April given a recovery in prices, OPEC+ sources said, although some suggest holding steady for now given the risk of new setbacks in the battle against the pandemic.The…

France's Total to Change Name in Pivot Away from Oil

Feb 09, 2021

France's Total posted better than expected earnings in the fourth quarter as oil prices stabilized, and said it would change its name as part of a push to diversify and grow renewable power and electricity production.The French oil and gas major…

Risky Bet: NOCs Risk Wasting $400B as Energy Transition Accelerates

Feb 09, 2021

State-owned oil companies could squander about $400 billion on investments in the next decade on new oil projects that will struggle to turn a profit as the world shifts away from fossil fuels, a non-governmental organization said on Tuesday…

Oil Climbs to Highest in a Year

Feb 05, 2021

Oil prices climbed on Friday to their highest levels in a year, extending a run of strong gains on signs of economic growth in the United States and a continued commitment by producers to hold back crude supply.Brent crude futures climbed 28 cents…

Oil Market On Track to Rebalance Around Mid-2021

Jan 29, 2021

U.S. petroleum inventories have continued to converge down towards the five-year average, a sign that oil market rebalancing remains on track, despite the resurgence of the coronavirus since the end of 2020.Total stocks of crude oil and products…

Report: Sumitomo to Stop Investing in New Oil Projects

Jan 25, 2021

Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp will stop investing in new oil development projects as it shifts away from fossil fuels businesses amid a global push to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday.The move…

Oil Rises to 11-month High

Jan 12, 2021

Oil hit an 11-month high just below $57 a barrel on Tuesday, bolstered by Saudi Arabia's plans to limit supply, offsetting worries that rising coronavirus cases globally would curtail fuel demand.Brent crude settled up 92 cents, or 1.7%, at $56…

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