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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…

Oil Dips After Record U.S. Shale Forecast

Feb 20, 2019

U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela tighten markets, but soaring U.S. shale output offsets some of the disruption.Oil fell on Wednesday after the U.S. government said shale output would rise to a record next month, denting a rally that sent prices to their highest this year…

Oil Below 2019 highs on OPEC Cuts

Feb 19, 2019

U.S.-China trade talks this week also in focus.Oil was close to its 2019 high of almost $67 a barrel on Tuesday, supported by OPEC-led supply cuts although gains were capped by concerns about slowing economic growth that could hit demand.The…

Notorious Virus Suspected in Saipem Cyber Hack

Dec 12, 2018

A hack on Italian oil services firm Saipem that crippled more than 300 of the company's computers used a variant of the notorious Shamoon virus, Saipem said, a development that links the case to a massive attack in 2012 on Saudi Aramco.'The cyber attack hit servers based in the Middle East…

CNPC Replacing Total in South Pars Gas Project

Nov 26, 2018

China’s state-owned CNPC has replaced France’s Total in Iran's multibillion-dollar South Pars gas project, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said, according to the semi-official news agency ICANA on Sunday.'China's CNPC has officially replaced…

Oil Markets Face Unprecedented Uncertainty

Nov 20, 2018

Oil markets are entering an unprecedented period of uncertainty due to geopolitical instability and a fragile global economy, the head of the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.Concerned about an emerging production overhang similar to the one that led to a price slump in 2014…

US Grants BP, Serica Licence to Run Iran-owned North Sea Field

Oct 09, 2018

BP and Serica Energy received a conditional licence from U.S. authorities to continue operating a North Sea gas field partly owned by Iran's national oil company, Serica said in a statement.The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control extended a licence for U…

Oil Eases, but Iran Sanctions Keep Prices Well Above $80 a Barrel

Sep 26, 2018

Oil prices eased on Wednesday but were still heading for a fifth consecutive quarter of gains, driven by an impending drop in Iranian exports in the last three months of the year when global demand heats up.Brent crude futures were last down 49 cents on the day at $81…

Oman and Iran to Drive Growth for Oil Storage Industry

Sep 24, 2018

Oman and Iran will drive the majority of the growth in the oil storage industry in the Middle East between 2018 and 2022, contributing more oil storage capacity than any other country in the region, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData…

Oil Up as U.S. Drilling Stalls, Iranian Sanctions Bite

Sep 10, 2018

Oil prices rose on Monday as U.S. drilling stalled and investors anticipated lower supply once new U.S. sanctions against Iran's crude exports kick in from November.Brent crude oil jumped $1.09 a barrel, or 1.4 percent, to a high of $77.92, but then eased to $77…

Saudi Arabia Halts Red Sea Oil Exports after Tanker Attacks

Jul 26, 2018

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was suspending oil shipments through a strategic Red Sea lane after Yemen's Iran-aligned rebels attacked two tankers in the waterway, underscoring the risk of an escalation in tensions in the region.Brent crude futures rose 59 cents to $74…

Oil Nears 3-1/2-year High on Middle East Sabre Rattling

Jul 05, 2018

OPEC supply cuts since 2017 have tightened market; oil has also risen on U.S. sanctions threat against Iran. Oil traded near its highest in 3-1/2 years on Thursday, boosted by potential disruptions to flows from Iran and the Middle East despite a fresh demand from U…

Over-extended Oil Prices Were Primed For a Fall

May 30, 2018

Pay attention to what traders actually do, not what they say, is one of the most important principles for successful oil market analysis.Despite all the bullish commentary around oil prices in recent weeks, there was plenty of forewarning prices were primed for a setback…

Oil Slips Further as Focus on OPEC Mounts

May 24, 2018

U.S. crude, gasoline inventories rise unexpectedly as Brent-WTI spread nears widest margin in three years. Oil prices recorded their largest one-day drop in two weeks on Thursday, with expectations building that OPEC will end an output deal…

Iran, Total sign historic deal on South Pars

Jul 03, 2017

Iran has signed a new contract to develop its South Pars gas field - the largest gas field in the world - with France's Total and China's CNPC today (3 July). The move will be the first major Western energy investment since sanctions against Tehran were removed…

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