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India to Become Main Driver of Incremental Oil Use by 2030

Jan 23, 2024

India's petroleum consumption climbed to a new record last year and the country is on course to overtake China as the primary driver of incremental oil consumption before 2030.Urbanisation, industrialisation and the growth of the middle class…

India Cuts Windfall Tax on Petroleum Crude

Jan 15, 2024

India cut its windfall tax on petroleum crude to 1,700 rupees ($20.53) a tonne from 2,300 rupees a tonne, according to a government notification on Monday.The cut will be effective from Jan. 16, the order said.On Jan. 2, the government had lifted the windfall tax on petroleum crude oil to 2…

Indian Refiners to Ask for Extra Saudi Oil After Sharp Price Cut

Jan 09, 2024

Two Indian state refiners are seeking to boost imports of Saudi crude oil after the kingdom cut the official selling price of its key export grade for February to the lowest in 27 months, company sources said.Indian Oil Corp, the country's top refiner…

West Azeri Platform Marks 1 Billion Barrels Milestone

Dec 29, 2023

West Azeri platform, located in the Caspian Sea at Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) oil field, has achieved 1 billion barrels total production.The announcement was made by BP, which is the operator of ACG oil field, on behalf of its partners SOCAR…

Oil Loadings Resume from Russia's Port of Novorossiisk After Storm

Dec 28, 2023

Oil loadings from Russia's Black Sea port of Novorossiisk have resumed after being suspended due to a storm on Dec. 27, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.The port will likely be able to ship all the crude volumes scheduled for December…

World Oil Demand Next Year to Rise Faster than Expected, IEA Says

Dec 14, 2023

World oil demand will rise faster than expected next year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday, a sign that the outlook for near-term oil use remains robust despite this week's COP28 agreement to transition away from fossil fuels…

IEA Sees Indian Oil Product Demand Growth Slowing in 2024

Dec 14, 2023

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday the 'explosive growth' in Indian oil product consumption may be coming to an end.In a monthly report, the IEA projected that India's oil product demand growth would slow to 2.5% next year from 4…

Oil Investors to Usher in 2024 Amid Oversupply, Demand Concerns

Dec 14, 2023

Oil investors will usher in 2024 with gnawing concerns about oversupply, slowing economic growth and simmering Middle East tension that could spark price volatility.Benchmark Brent has averaged around $80 a barrel this year, after a volatile…

OPEC Chief Urges Members to Reject Any COP28 Deal that Targets Fossil Fuels

Dec 08, 2023

OPEC Secretary General Haitham Al Ghais has urged OPEC members to reject proposals for any deal under negotiation at the COP28 climate summit which targeted fossil fuels rather than emissions, a letter dated Dec. 6 and seen by Reuters on Friday showed…

India Resumes Imports of Venezuelan Oil

Dec 04, 2023

Indian refiners have resumed Venezuelan oil purchases through intermediaries, with Reliance RELI.NS set to meet executives from state firm PDVSA next week to discuss direct sales following the easing of U.S. sanctions on the South American country…

Investors Bet Against OPEC+ Raising Oil Prices

Nov 28, 2023

Investors are increasingly pessimistic about the outlook for crude oil prices as doubts grow OPEC+ will cut production enough to offset rising non-OPEC output and a deteriorating economic outlook.But many professional money managers are more optimistic about refined fuel prices…

China Refiners Cut Oil Output as Thin Margins, Quota Shortage Bite

Nov 06, 2023

China's oil refinery utilization rates are easing from record third-quarter levels as thinning margins and a shortage of export quotas discourage plants from raising output for the rest of 2023, according to traders and industry consultancies…

China's 'Teapot' Refiners Mop Up Swelling Iranian Crude, Defying US Curbs

Sep 14, 2023

Appetite for Iranian crude is growing in China, the world's biggest oil importer, after the extension of supply cuts by Saudi Arabia and Russia boosted global prices, while Tehran is stepping up output and exports despite U.S. sanctions.Although China's 'teapots'…

Russia's Seaborne Diesel Exports on the Rise

Sep 05, 2023

Russia's seaborne diesel and gasoil exports in August rose by 2% from a month earlier to about 3.85 million metric tons on healthy fuel production, data from traders and LSEG showed.Idle primary oil refining capacity for August was estimated at 3…

India Diesel Exports to Singapore Set for Highs in August

Aug 24, 2023

India's diesel exports to Singapore are set to hit a 19-month high in August and exceed 330,000 metric tons, boosted by cheaper freight costs and low inventories in the Asian oil hub, traders and analysts said.The country's exports of the fuel for August to Europe…

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