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Cheniere's U.S. LNG Outage Spurs European Reload Activity to Asia

Jun 05, 2018

Cheniere Energy, dealing with an ongoing partial outage at its Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Louisiana, is making use of its idle tankers to pick up LNG in Europe for sale in Asia where prices are surging, traders said.Feedgas…

East China LNG Terminal Records 93% Sales Increase

Jun 04, 2018

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in east China operated by China National Offshore Oil Company, or CNOOC, recorded an increase of 93 percent in gas sales in the first five months of this year, the state oil company said on Monday…

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…

Russia's Putin: OPEC Efforts Have Been Good for Oil Prices

Jun 01, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates on Friday that efforts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have been good for oil prices.'Our joint efforts…

PetroChina to Add 690 Wells at Liaohe Field

Jun 01, 2018

Top Chinese oil and gas firm PetroChina is adding new production wells at one of its main oilfields, in northeast China, aiming to build 1.06 million tonnes of new annual capacity this year, parent company CNPC said on Friday.PetroChina plans…

AGL Decision on LNG Import Terminal Expected in FY2019

Jun 01, 2018

AGL Energy Ltd, Australia's biggest power producer, expects to make a final investment decision on the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in the financial year of 2019, a company official said on Friday.The A$250 million…

Offshore Oil: Tullow eyes Ghana Assets

May 31, 2018

Tullow Oil is interested in new oil blocks off Ghana's coast as part of the British explorer's plans to consolidate its operations in the West African nation, Chief Executive Paul McDade said. Tullow is leading two operations offshore Ghana…

Concordia Boosts Tanker Biz

May 25, 2018

To prepare for a gradually strenghthening tanker market, Concordia Maritime decided to participate in three suezmax tankers chartered in by Stena Bulk. The 158,000 dwt vessels were built in Korea between 2012-2014. The contracts are for 12 months…

China Opening May Spark Iron Ore Markets

May 25, 2018

In the relatively short space of the past decade the paper iron ore market has grown from virtually nothing to exceed the physical market, but now the industry is grappling with what comes next. While the growth in iron ore futures and exchanged-cleared swaps has been impressive…

Russia's Novak Says Oil Production Curbs Could Be Eased

May 24, 2018

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday restrictions on oil production could be eased 'softly' if OPEC and non-OPEC countries see the oil market balancing in June, the Interfax news agency reported.Novak said OPEC and non-OPEC…

India's GAIL Turns to Spot and Short-term LNG Deals

May 24, 2018

Indian gas utility GAIL (India) has switched its focus to short-term and spot deals for the purchase of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to meet rising demand and hedge against price volatility, its chairman said.The move from longer-term deals comes as India builds infrastructure…

UN Seeks Traders' Help Enforcing North Korea Sanctions

May 22, 2018

A U.N. monitoring group wants to enlist the help of the world's biggest oil trading companies to enforce sanctions that cap the amount of crude and related products North Korea can import, the coordinator said.The U.N. Security Council ramped…

FPSO at Jubilee Oil Field to Close for Fix

May 21, 2018

The production vessel at Tullow's flagship Jubilee oilfield off Ghana's west coast will shut down next week for 21 days while it undergoes repairs, the country's power utilities said on Monday.The planned shutdown next Monday of the Kwame Nkrumah production vessel…

US Oil Rig Count Holds Steady after Weeks of Gains

May 18, 2018

The U.S. oil rig count held steady this week after rising for six weeks in a row even as crude prices soar to multi-year highs, prompting drillers to extract record amounts of oil, especially from shale.The total oil rig count held at 844 in the week to May 18…

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