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Oil Hits Two-week Low After China Hits U.S. Goods With Tariffs

Apr 04, 2018

U.S. crude inventories also likely saw build for 2nd week. Oil fell to its lowest in two weeks on Wednesday after China said it would impose tariffs on a number of U.S. goods including agricultural products, raising the prospect of a growing trade war that could impact global growth…

Norway Labour Unions Threaten Strike by 35,000 Workers

Apr 03, 2018

Almost 35,000 private-sector workers organised by Norway's largest labour unions plan to go on strike from April 8 unless a deal is found over wages, pensions and other compensation, the unions said on Tuesday. The first wave of a strike…

LNG Destination Flexibility Seen Spreading

Apr 02, 2018

Japan's biggest city gas seller Tokyo Gas Co expects that contracts for liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes with destination flexibility will spread from the West and Japan to be a common thing worldwide, the company's new president said. Japan's…

Trump to Unveil China Tariff List

Apr 02, 2018

The Trump administration this week will unveil the list of Chinese imports targeted for U.S. tariffs to punish Beijing over technology transfer policies, a move expected to intensify trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. The…

China Tariffs on U.S. Ethanol to Cut Off Imports in Short-Term

Apr 02, 2018

Chinese buyers of U.S. ethanol will have to cut their imports because of new higher tariffs but they will have to return to the overseas market to meet the government's targets for using the fuel, industry participants and analysts said on Monday…

Total announces first gas from Timimoun field, Algeria

Mar 31, 2018

Total announces first gas from the Timimoun field in southwestern Algeria. The production complex with a capacity of around 5 million cubic meters of natural gas per day at plateau (around 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d)), is jointly operated by Sonatrach (51%)…

GAIL India to get 90 LNG Cargos from U.S. in 2018

Mar 30, 2018

India's state-owned GAIL (India) Ltd on Friday said it would be annually receiving about 90 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Sabine Pass and Cove Point LNG terminals in the U.S. GAIL has long-term deals to annually buy 5.8 million tonnes U…

Brazil Seeks to Auction 2 Santos Blocks

Mar 29, 2018

Brazilian oil Secretary Marcio Felix said on Thursday the ministry will seek to auction two choice oil blocks located in the offshore Santos basin in a June pre-salt auction. The two blocks were eliminated from Thursday's auction by a surprise court decision on Wednesday…

China's Crude Futures Contract Should Confound the Sceptics: Kemp

Mar 29, 2018

China’s new crude oil futures contract, which began trading this week, has a good chance of confounding the doubters and becoming a regional benchmark where other contracts have failed. The history of futures and options trading is littered…

OPEC to Stick to Supply Curbs Despite Oil Rally to $71

Mar 28, 2018

OPEC and its allies look set to keep their deal on cutting oil supplies for the rest of 2018, five sources familiar with the issue said, although some producers are starting to worry that high prices may be giving too much stimulus to rival output…

Netherlands to Allow New Offshore Wind Investments

Mar 27, 2018

The Dutch government on Tuesday said it will allow five new offshore wind turbine farms capable of producing 7 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in the 2024 to 2030 period. The Netherlands is lagging other European countries in renewable energy…

Gail India Offers Sabine Pass LNG Liftings

Mar 27, 2018

Gail India has offered three liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes for May to July loading from Sabine Pass in the United States, two traders said on Tuesday. The cargoes will be sold based on the U.S. benchmark Henry Hub gas price, one of them said…

China Crude Futures Enjoy Champagne Start

Mar 27, 2018

China's new crude oil futures contract enjoyed a successful first day of trading in Shanghai, most likely exceeding the wildest hopes of its backers, but much of the hard work of building a viable benchmark still has to be done. The new contract…

India's Reliance Sheds TX Shale Assets

Mar 27, 2018

Reliance Industries Ltd said on Tuesday its unit would sell some of its shale assets in the United States to privately held Sundance Energy Inc for $100 million, as the Indian oil-to-telecom conglomerate moves closer to exit U.S. shale investments…

Trafigura Among First to Trade China Crude Futures

Mar 26, 2018

Trading giant Trafigura has been among the first foreign companies trading China's just-launched crude oil futures, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Shanghai crude oil futures launched on Monday and are the country's first…

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