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Oil Falls as Stronger Dollar Eclipses U.S. Inventory Drop

Feb 22, 2018

Stronger dollar makes oil costlier for some buyers; API report showed lower U.S. crude inventories. Oil prices fell on Thursday, dragged lower by a firmer dollar that offset support from a surprise decline in U.S. crude inventories. Brent crude futures were down 11 cents at $65…

One year On, OPEC Closer to Target Production Cuts

Feb 20, 2018

OPEC is closing in on its goal of reducing oil inventories held by industrialised nations to their five-year average, the original target of a supply-cutting pact with Russia and others, figures from the group's head of research showed on Tuesday…

Merkel Sees No Threat in New Gas Pipe to Russia, Poland Disagrees

Feb 16, 2018

The planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline connecting Germany and Russia poses no threat to Europe's energy security, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, publicly disagreeing with her Polish counterpart.Poland, Ukraine and Baltic states fear…

China's Crude Futures Face Challenges: Russell

Feb 15, 2018

China's new crude futures contract faces a mountain of obstacles to overcome if it is to establish itself as a viable benchmark for trading with the world's largest oil importer. The Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE), which is part of the Shanghai Futures Exchange…

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…

Saudi Arabia to Restrain March Oil Exports

Feb 14, 2018

Saudi says to keep exports below 7 million bpd in March; OPEC's Barkindo says 2018 oil demand growth to be healthy. Saudi Arabia will restrain its oil exports in March despite lower domestic need for crude as OPEC's leader is pushing to…

Vallourec Drilling Products Cuts Roughly 150 Jobs in Texas

Feb 13, 2018

Vallourec Drilling Products, a subsidiary of Paris, France-based steel pipe maker Vallourec , will lay off roughly 150 employees in Texas, according to a regulatory filing.Vallourec specializes in making tubular products for the energy and other industrial sectors…

Vestas Bets on Geared Turbines in Tough Wind Markets

Feb 09, 2018

Geared turbines said to be cheaper than direct drive rivals and the wind power industry is facing severe cost pressures. Vestas is betting on geared wind turbine technology to meet the ambitious profit-margin target it promised when it reported quarterly results on Wednesday…

BP Says Gas will Overtake Oil as Main Energy Source by 2040

Jan 31, 2018

BP expects gas to overtake oil as the world's primary energy source in around 2040 as demand for the least polluting fossil fuel grows, its vice president for strategic planning said on Wednesday. 'We see it (gas) take over from coal in the early 2030s…

Iraq to Comply with OPEC Deal Despite Oil Export Capacity Rise

Jan 29, 2018

Iraq will comply with the OPEC-led deal on reducing output even though Baghdad is working hard to increase its oil export capacity from the north and south of the country, its oil minister said on Monday.Jabar al-Luaibi told a Chatham House…

DNV GL Alliance for Offshore Wind Energy Development in Vietnam

Jan 24, 2018

Singapore-based Enterprize Energy and partner Renewable Energy Global Solutions (REGS), together with PetroVietnam consortium comprising Petroleum Equipment Assembly & Metal Structure (PVC-MS) and VietSovPetro (VSP), MHI-Vestas Offshore Wind (MVOW)…

Brent Crude Eases after Surprise Rise in U.S. Inventories

Jan 24, 2018

U.S. crude, gasoline inventories climb as traders take put options to sell crude. Brent oil prices eased on Wednesday, under pressure from a rise in U.S. crude and gasoline inventories although crude prices remained near three-year highs…

Gail India Seeks to Shed 24 U.S. LNG Cargoes

Jan 23, 2018

Gail India launches tender to sell 24 liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes from the Cove Point export facility in the United States in 2019-2020, according to trade sources. The tender is split into three tranches, with the first tranche offering six cargoes in the first half of 2019…

Oil Edges Lower as Libyan Output Undermines 2018 Rally

Jan 22, 2018

Restarting Libyan oilfield puts brake on rally. Oil slipped on Monday under pressure from rising Libyan output and concerns that a rally that had sent prices to their highest since December 2014 had run out of steam. But losses were…

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