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Saudi Aramco: 2 mln bpd of Spare Capacity Exists

Jun 25, 2018

Saudis can produce up to 12 mln bpd if needed; can meet additional demand if any supply disruptions - Aramco CEO Oil giant Saudi Aramco has spare capacity of 2 million barrels per day (bpd) and can meet additional oil demand in case of any interruption in supplies…

India BPCL Seeks Extra Iran Oil Amid Sanctions Threat

Jun 01, 2018

Indian state refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp has requested an extra one million barrels of oil from the National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) for June, two industry sources said, amid a looming threat of stringent U.S. sanctions.The move by BPCL indicates…

Russia, UAE Sign Partnership Deal

Jun 01, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates signed a declaration on a strategic partnership on Friday which included an agreement to continue cooperation in the oil and gas sphere…

U.S. Crude Liftings for Asia to Hit New High in July

May 16, 2018

Asia's U.S. crude imports hit all-time high in May as WTI discount to Brent falls to widest in three years. The volume of U.S. crude oil arriving in Asia is expected to hit a new high in July as Asian refiners sought arbitrage supplies to…

China's Crude Oil Futures Boom Amid Looming Iran Sanctions

May 14, 2018

A U.S. decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran is supporting China's newly established crude oil futures, and may spur efforts to start trading oil in yuan rather than dollars, traders and analysts said.Since launching in March, Shanghai crude oil futures have seen a steady pick-up in daily trading…

Buyers Seek US Waivers to Buy Iranian Oil amid New Sanctions

May 09, 2018

South Korea said on Wednesday it would seek U.S. exemptions to buy Iranian oil, a path many big oil consumers are likely to follow in the wake of new U.S. sanctions on Tehran, which will tighten world oil markets and push up prices.Iran is the…

Saudi Arabia, Others Can Boost Oil Output after US Quits Iran Deal

May 09, 2018

Saudi Arabia is monitoring the impact of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal on oil supplies and is ready to offset any potential shortage but it will not act alone to fill in the gap, an OPEC source familiar with the kingdom's oil thinking said on Wednesday…

Iran Prepares to Export New Oil Grade amid Sanctions Threat

May 08, 2018

Iran is readying the first commercial exports of its West Karoun crude oil grade for May or June, two sources familiar with the matter said, even as fresh economic sanctions against the country loom.Iran has already been shipping samples of…

Saudi Energy Minister: Kingdom on Way to Restoring Market Stability

May 07, 2018

Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih tells Japan's trade minister Hiroshige Seko that he is concerned about low investment levels and potential oil shortages in the future. 'We believe we are on our way to restoring energy stability to the market…

Iran: New Sanctions Won't Stop its Oil Industry

May 07, 2018

The Iranian oil industry will continue to develop even if the United States pulls out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and Tehran would see the accord as operational as long as it can sell oil, the Oil Ministry website quoted senior officials as saying on Monday…

Oil Slips as OPEC, Iran Worries Balance U.S. Output

May 03, 2018

Potential of new U.S. sanctions against Iran keep market on edge as OPEC cuts bolstered by Venezuelan declines also support. Oil prices slipped on Thursday as swelling U.S. crude inventories and record weekly U.S. production clashed with OPEC supply cuts and the potential for new U…

Shell Active in Mideast, Russia Crude Liftings

Apr 20, 2018

Oil major buys various grades from Qatar, UAE, Russia; re-sells Qatar Marine and Sokol. Royal Dutch Shell has snapped up more than 8 million barrels of Middle East and Russian crude oil loading in June and resold some cargoes at higher premiums as it profits from robust demand in Asia…

Oil Edges Up But U.S.-China Trade Tensions Weigh

Apr 09, 2018

Trade dispute between U.S./China unsettles markets as U.S. drillers add 11 rigs drilling for new oil. Oil markets stabilised on Monday after having lost around 2 percent last Friday as concerns grew over the impact on global growth from…

Oil Dips on Trump's Latest China Trade Talk

Apr 06, 2018

Trump threatens tariffs on $100 bln more of China trade. Oil prices fell on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of new tariffs on China reignited fears of a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. Trump said on Thursday he had ordered U…

Houthis Attack Saudi Oil Tanker

Apr 04, 2018

An attack on a Saudi tanker by Yemen's Houthis will not hit oil supplies, Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Wednesday, after the Iran-allied group said it had targeted a warship in response to an air strike that killed civilians. The Western-backed…

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