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Russneft: No Plans to Merge with Neftisa

Apr 05, 2018

Russian oil producer Russneft said on Thursday that it had no plans to merge with Neftisa, but said the idea had been discussed many times.Russneft was responding after sources told Reuters that Russia's top state lender Sberbank opposed a…

Four Bunker Barges Seized in Singapore over Unpaid Debt

Apr 05, 2018

Singapore law firm asks for vessels to be arrested; bunker barges owned by Vermont UM Shipping. Four marine refuelling barges owned and operated by Vermont UM Shipping Pte Ltd were seized in Singapore on Monday night, according to the website of Singapore's Supreme Court…

Sinochem Pilots Blockchain for Gasoline Export Shipment

Apr 02, 2018

Sinochem Energy Technology Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Sinochem Corporation, has successfully used blockchain technology for a shipment of gasoline from China's Quanzhou to Singapore, said official news agency Xinhua on Monday. It claimed…

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…

China's CEFC Investigation Hits $9 billion Russian Oil Deal

Mar 22, 2018

Chinese conglomerate CEFC had already started paying for a stake in Russian oil giant Rosneft when the economic crime police took its chairman Ye Jianming away, halting the $9.1 billion deal in its tracks, according to three sources close to the matter…

China Says to Have "Prudent" Oil Exploration with Philippines

Mar 21, 2018

China will prudently advance cooperation with the Philippines on joint oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea, China's top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi said on Wednesday after meeting his Philippine counterpart.Any potential deals…

Oil Approaches Six-Week Highs

Mar 21, 2018

Oil neared its highest in six weeks on Wednesday after a surprise decline in U.S. inventories and as concern persisted over possible disruption to Middle East supply.Unexpectedly large inventory declines in the United States helped underpin the market…

China's Independent Refiners Gear up for Ethanol Push

Mar 20, 2018

Dongming plans to import ethanol, may produce biofuel; China set 2020 target for nationwide 10 pct biofuel use. China's top independent oil refiner is buying ethanol and two others are seeking government approval to blend the biofuel into…

Exxon Mobil buys LNG to Chill Papua New Guinea Project

Mar 19, 2018

ExxonMobil Corp has bought a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to keep its Papua New Guinea plant cold after a powerful earthquake triggered a production halt last month, several trade sources said on Monday. The cool-down cargo could be…

Iran and Russia Sign Deal to Develop Two Oilfields

Mar 14, 2018

Iran and Russia signed a deal on Wednesday to develop two oilfields in Iran, according to Iranian state TV.The National Iranian Oil Company signed a deal with Russia’s Zarubezhneft to develop the fields, according to SHANA, the news site of the Iranian oil ministry…

S.Korea Fuel Oil Imports Soar

Mar 14, 2018

South Korea's move to shut coal-fired generators to control air pollution at the same time as nuclear reactors are going into scheduled maintenance is resulting in surging fuel oil imports, as utilities burn the dirty feedstock to meet power demand…

Serbia, Russia Revive Gas Pipeline Plans

Mar 09, 2018

Russia and Serbia have revived an idea of building a gas pipeline in the Balkan country, a project that would enable Gazprom to step up its gas supplies to Europe, bypassing Ukraine.The Serbian pipeline will be linked to Bulgaria and Hungary…

China's Energy Giants Return to Asian LNG Market as Sellers

Mar 09, 2018

Falling industrial demand and mild weather have turned China's energy giants into sellers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia for the first time since last year's massive import spree.Chinese players were on the receiving end of last year's doubling of LNG prices…

Stalled Oil and Gas Exploration a Major Economic Risk

Mar 09, 2018

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) exploration data confirms that the slump in petroleum exploration in Australia continues. “Yesterday, the ABS released data for 2017, confirming that exploration in Australia is stalled.  Exploration expenditure is well below trend…

China's Commodity Imports Remain Robust: Russell

Mar 08, 2018

It's safe to dismiss any impression that China's imports of major commodities such as crude oil and iron ore were weak in February, despite the numbers suggesting as much. The timing of the Lunar New Year holiday usually affects when imports…

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