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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…

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'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…

Vietnam Scraps South China Sea Oil Drilling Project

Mar 23, 2018

Vietnam's state oil firm PetroVietnam has ordered Spanish energy firm Repsol to suspend its 'Red Emperor' project off the country's southeastern coast following pressure from China, the BBC reported on Friday. It would be the second time…

Energy Battle is More Than OPEC vs U.S. Shale

Mar 19, 2018

The market narrative consuming crude oil markets currently is the interplay between supply cuts by OPEC and its allies and rising U.S. shale output, with a side helping of Chinese imports driving demand. While there are solid reasons for industry participants to focus on these dynamics…

FERC Mulls Action on NY Denial for NatGas Pipeline

Mar 15, 2018

U.S. federal energy regulators gave themselves more time to decide whether to rehear their earlier order upholding New York's denial of a water permit for Williams Cos Inc's Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York. The…

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…

More Exploration off Norway Needed to Maintain Output -Petoro

Mar 14, 2018

Oil companies must explore for more offshore oil and gas reserves if Norway is to maintain energy production at its current level, state-owned oil firm Petoro said on Wednesday. Petoro holds stakes in several oil and gas firms off Norway…

Shell's Gas Production Could Dwarf Oil By 2050 -CEO

Mar 07, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell could boost the share of natural gas production to triple that of oil in order to meet self-imposed goals to halve carbon emissions by 2050, Chief Executive Ben van Beurden said on Wednesday.Speaking at the CERAWeek conference by IHS Markit in Houston…

How Shell Hid a Whale Before Placing Mexican Oil Bet

Mar 02, 2018

Announcement of Whale well discovery delayed until auction. The gasps in the audience were clearly audible at the auction of Mexico's oil blocks a month ago as Royal Dutch Shell's hefty bids were announced one by one. The size of Shell's…

New Gas Dispute Between Ukraine and Russia Begins

Mar 01, 2018

Russia's Gazprom refuses to restart supplies to Ukraine; Ukraine's Naftogaz demands compensation. Kiev and Moscow plunged into a new gas dispute on Thursday after Ukraine's Naftogaz demanded compensation for Gazprom's unexpected decision not to restart gas supplies…

Oil Struggles to Escape China Demand Concerns

Feb 28, 2018

Soaring U.S. crude production also weighs on market. Oil prices struggled to stay in positive territory on Wednesday after data showed industrial activity in some of the world's major crude-consuming nations has softened. May Brent crude futures were virtually unchanged at $66…

Seadrill, Creditors Reach Joint Restructuring Deal

Feb 26, 2018

Shipping tycoon John Fredriksen has reached an agreement with a majority of creditors over a restructuring plan for oil rig firm Seadrill, according to U.S. court documents on Monday. The company, once the world's largest offshore driller by market value…

Asia's Soaring Gas Demand Beckons New LNG Projects

Feb 14, 2018

Global LNG imports rose by 20 percent in 2017; new demand emerges across South, Southeast Asia. Soaring gas demand from China, India and Southeast Asia is sucking up an LNG supply glut previously expected to last for years, opening opportunity…

IKM Subsea Singapore Starts 2018 with Multiple Contracts

Feb 12, 2018

IKM Subsea Singapore said it has kicked off 2018 with a double contract award. The first is a contract to provide two remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) mooring installation in Bangladesh. IKM Subsea…

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