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Africa's Richest Man Arranges $4.5 Bln of Financing for Oil Refinery

Jul 24, 2018

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, has arranged more than $4.5 billion in debt financing for his Nigerian oil refinery project and aims to start production in early 2020, he told Reuters.Dangote, who built his fortune in cement, is building…

Big Crude Oil Margins Should Boost US Refiner Earnings

Jul 19, 2018

U.S. refiners ran full-tilt in the second quarter, fueled by cheap domestic crude and fat margins that should boost earnings, though their heavy activity could eventually saturate the market with gasoline, sapping profits down the road.U.S. independent refiners…

Vitol Invests in Coal-to-oil Venture as Shipping Fuel Rules Loom

Jul 18, 2018

Energy trader Vitol and coal miner Peabody Energy are partnering with start-up Arq to turn coal waste into a low-sulphur oil product that could be an alternative fuel for shippers as new U.N. pollution rules loom, the companies said in a statement…

Brazil Charges Former Vantage Drilling Chief with Corruption

Jul 13, 2018

Brazilian federal prosecutors on Thursday charged the former chief executive of U.S. oil services company Vantage Drilling with corruption and money laundering, accusing him of offering $31 million in bribes to public officials.Federal prosecutors…

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…

BP to Boost Stake in UK's 'Giant' Clair Field

Jul 04, 2018

BP announced that it has entered into agreements with ConocoPhillips that will significantly increase its holding in the Clair field, a core asset of BP’s North Sea business in the UK, while also selling its non-operating interest in the Kuparuk and satellite oilfields in Alaska…

ConocoPhillips sells 16.5 pct of North Sea Asset to BP

Jul 03, 2018

U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips said on Tuesday it would sell a 16.5 percent stake in the Clair field to oil major BP for an undisclosed price. Houston, Texas-based ConocoPhillips will retain a 7.5 percent interest in the North Sea offshore oil field through a unit while BP will hold a 45…

Seadrill Exits Chapter 11

Jul 02, 2018

Offshore drilling rig contractor Seadrill said on Monday it had successfully completed its reorganisation, emerging from a U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy process launched last September. The company, once the world's largest offshore driller by the market capitalisation…

Venezuela's Creditors Call for Unity

Jun 25, 2018

A group of institutional investors holding roughly 13 percent of Venezuela's foreign debt said on Monday it will not back any restructuring plan that does not imply equal treatment for all creditors. The government of President Nicolas Maduro has halted almost all foreign debt payments…

US Drillers Add Oil Rigs for Third Week in a Row

Jun 08, 2018

U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for a third week in a row even though crude prices have declined about 8 percent over the past three weeks.Drillers added one oil rig in the week to June 8, bringing the total count to 862, the highest level since March 2015…

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…

Cryptocurrency May Light Up Renewable Energy in Moldova

May 18, 2018

Moldova, a small, landlocked country in eastern Europe, imports three-quarters of its energy and has seen its energy prices rise by more than half in the past five years.But that could soon change, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)…

New Rules on Ship Emissions Herald Sea Change for Oil Market

May 17, 2018

New rules coming into force from 2020 to curb pollution produced by the world's ships are worrying everyone from OPEC oil producers to bunker fuel sellers and shipping companies.The regulations will slash emissions of sulfur, which is blamed…

Rising Oil Prices Boost US Economy

May 15, 2018

U.S. net petroleum imports have fallen to the lowest level in more than half a century as a result of the shale revolution, which is profoundly changing the impact higher oil prices have on the economy.Since the 1860s, the United States has been the world’s largest producer and consumer of oil…

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