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Pertamina Shipping Unit to Spend $4 Billion on Fleet Upgrades

Jun 25, 2021

Indonesia's state oil company Pertamina's new unit, Pertamina International Shipping (PIS), is looking to spend $4 billion in the next seven years to refurbish its fleet of vessels and upgrade terminals, a top official said on Friday.The new unit plans to replace 23 vessels and expand its fleet, to ensure compliance with the latest International Maritime Organization standards and eventually serve other regional companies…

Oil Prices Rise Over 2% as US Inventories Decline

Jul 09, 2021

Oil prices rose for a second day on Friday as the market reacted to falling U.S. inventories.Signs of strong Asian demand from both China and India also strengthened the market.Brent crude oil futures were up $1.49, or 2%, at $75.60 a barrel by 1:12 p…

OPEC+ Agrees New Oil Deal Without UAE Agreement, Source Says

Jul 02, 2021

OPEC+ agreed on Friday to add more oil to the market from August and extend the duration of their pact on their remaining production curbs for longer, even though the United Arab Emirates still opposed the extension, an OPEC+ source said.All OPEC+ deals require unanimous approval…

China Crude Processing Spikes to All-time High

Jun 24, 2021

Chinese refinery crude oil throughput has reached its highest level ever, with total processed volumes up 12% in the first five months of this year compared to 2020, and up 10.9% from the same period in 2019. In total 292.7m tonnes have been…

Oil May Hit $100 but Volatility Will Grow, Say Energy CEOs

Jun 22, 2021

Benchmark oil prices could hit $100 a barrel and price volatility could also grow due to lower investments and the energy transition, the heads of top energy companies said on Tuesday.'There is quite a chance to reach $100 but we could see again…

Gulf States Will Take a Decade to End Oil Dependence

Jun 21, 2021

Countries in the oil-exporting Gulf will remain heavily dependent on hydrocarbon production for at least the next ten years as efforts to diversify economies have made limited progress since the 2014-2015 oil price shock, Moody's said.Reliance…

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…

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…

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