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Oil Rises 2 Percent

Mar 26, 2019

Oil rose nearly 2 percent on Tuesday as attention centered on geopolitical factors tightening supplies that are leading to falling exports from Venezuela and declining U.S. inventories.Despite concerns about weaker demand due to an economic slowdown…

IMO 2020: Exxon Mobil Projects 25% Decline in High-Sulfur Fuels

Mar 26, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp expects high-sulfur fuel oil demand to fall 25 percent by 2025, as a new set of emission regulations from the International Maritime Organization capping sulfur content in shipping fuel at 0.5% kicks in in 2020, a top-level official at the U…

Nord Stream 2 Expecting Denmark Approval

Mar 25, 2019

The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline company expects to receive approval from Danish authorities for a 180-km stretch of the pipeline under the Baltic Sea in time to finish the pipeline by the end of 2019 as planned, a spokesman said on Monday…

US Buyers Turn to Offshore Crude

Mar 25, 2019

U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry have made winners out of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc, Gulf of Mexico offshore heavyweights, as refiners in need of substitutes are scooping up oil produced in the region.Those two companies produce…

US Rig Cuts Continue

Mar 22, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week reduced the number of oil rigs operating for a fifth week in a row to its lowest in nearly a year as independent producers follow through on plans to cut spending on new drilling with the government cutting its growth forecasts for shale output…

Oil Prices Reach 2019 Highs

Mar 19, 2019

Oil prices rose to new 2019 highs on Tuesday, supported by OPEC supply cuts and falling output from Iran and Venezuela because of U.S. sanctions.Brent crude oil futures were up 16 cents at $67.70 a barrel at 1415 GMT, having earlier risen to a 2019 peak of $68…

Oil Edges Above $67

Mar 18, 2019

Oil edged further above $67 a barrel on Monday, supported by the prospect of prolonged OPEC-led oil supply curbs though concern that an economic downturn may dent fuel consumption curbed gains.OPEC and non-OPEC ministers who met in Azerbaijan…

Rising US Oil Clout on Show in Houston

Mar 15, 2019

A glance at the attendee list at one of the world's largest energy industry events in Houston this week left little question about the growing influence of the United States over global oil politics.Present: top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo. Absent: leading Saudi and Russian officials…

Iran's Oil Tanker Fleet Being Squeezed as Sanctions Bite

Mar 13, 2019

Iran is running short of options to replace its ageing fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed U.S. sanctions are making potential sellers and flag registries wary of doing business with Tehran, Western and Iranian sources said…

Large Oil Firms Invest in Shale

Mar 13, 2019

Oil majors are readying themselves for the energy transition by investing in shale and waiting for renewable technology to be economical, said Rystad Energy, energy research and business intelligence company.A recent review of 2019 capital budgets…

Ven's Blackout Halts Oil Exports From Primary Port

Mar 11, 2019

Venezuela's state-run oil firm PDVSA has been unable to resume crude exports from its primary port since last week's massive power outage, essentially crippling the OPEC nation's principal industry, people familiar with the matter said on Monday…

Oil Drops 3 pct, U.S. Supply Surges

Mar 08, 2019

Oil prices fell about 3 percent on Friday and were set for a second straight week of declines after disappointing U.S. job growth revived concerns about a slowing global economy and weaker demand for oil.With surging U.S. oil supply also unsettling markets…

Oil Edges Up

Mar 07, 2019

Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday, supported by OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions against exporters Venezuela and Iran, but gains were capped by falling stock markets and renewed concerns over demand growth.Brent crude futures gained 26 cents…

Hedge Funds Buying Oil Despite Trump's OPEC Comments

Mar 04, 2019

Hedge funds continued to boost their bullish position in crude and fuels last week despite a call from U.S. President Donald Trump for OPEC to 'relax and take it easy'.Hedge funds and other money managers were net buyers of an extra 16 million…

Oil Dips on U.S. Manufacturing Data

Mar 01, 2019

Oil prices reversed course on Friday, falling 2 percent as bearish U.S. manufacturing data stoked concerns over global energy demand growth.The ISM manufacturing activity index in February sank to the lowest since November 2016, and was below expectations…

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