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This combination photo shows Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaking at the COP25 summit in Madrid, Spain on Dec. 11, 2019, left, and President Donald Trump speaking at a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Mich. on Dec. 18, 2019. When climate activist Greta Thunberg, also 16, was named Time magazine's 2019 person of the year, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to call her choice “ridiculous." (AP Photo/Paul White, left, and Evan Vucci)

Oil industry in Davos: torn between Greta and Trump

Reuters


DAVOS, Switzerland – Oil majors are at the sharp end of the climate debate and face a bewildering balancing act to secure their futures.

It’s a Catch-22 situation: to meet ambitious emissions targets by investing in low-carbon technologies, they …

Oil Futures Extend Gains on Larger-Than-Expected U.S. Crude Draw

Oil Futures Extend Gains on Larger-Than-Expected U.S. Crude Draw

From Reuters


Oil prices rose in volatile trade on Tuesday supported by expectations of a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories, though gains were capped by worries about a recession and uncertainty over a China-U.S. trade deal.

Brent crude LCOc1 settled …

Colorado Joins California in Requiring Automakers to Sell More Electric Cars

Colorado Joins California in Requiring Automakers to Sell More Electric Cars

From CNBC


Colorado has become the 11th state to adopt California’s zero-emission-vehicle mandate forcing automakers to sell more electric cars in the state.

The new rule was passed by Colorado’s air-quality commission by a vote of 8 to 1 on …

Caught in Tariff War, Sinopec Seeks Waiver for Imported U.S. Oil: Sources

Caught in Tariff War, Sinopec Seeks Waiver for Imported U.S. Oil: Sources

From Reuters


China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, or Sinopec, is seeking a tariff exemption for U.S. oil being imported in coming months, sources familiar with the matter said, after Beijing late last week imposed retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, including …

Oil Falls 1% as U.S.-Iran Optimism Faces U.S.-China Trade Deal Hopes

Oil Falls 1% as U.S.-Iran Optimism Faces U.S.-China Trade Deal Hopes

From Reuters


Oil prices fell 1% on Monday on the outlook for increased supply of Iranian crude after France’s president lifted hopes for a deal between Washington and Tehran, but losses were limited by optimism surrounding a U.S.-China trade deal.…

Source: Citgo

Citgo’s New CEO Confident in an Uncertain Time

From The Houston Chronicle


Houston’s Citgo Petroleum is under attack on multiple fronts. Creditors for its parent company want to seize its refineries. It’s at the center of a fight for control over Venezuela. The Justice Department is investigating it …

Source: Keystone-XL

Court Affirms Alternative Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Route Through Nebraska

From Reuters


A court in Nebraska on Friday affirmed an alternative route through the Midwest state for TC Energy Corp’s Keystone XL oil pipeline in the latest chapter in the nearly 10-year legal fight over the Canada to Texas pipeline.…

Oil Spills Into U.S.-China Trade War, Prices Slump

Oil Spills Into U.S.-China Trade War, Prices Slump

From Reuters


China on Friday said it would impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil imports for the first time, sending prices down nearly 4% to two-week lows as the escalating bilateral trade war fed worries over a slowdown in global …

Trump Calls on U.S. Firms to Exit China as Trade War Escalates

Trump Calls on U.S. Firms to Exit China as Trade War Escalates

From Reuters


President Donald Trump on Friday pressured U.S. companies to leave China after Beijing unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods, stoking fears their escalating trade war will tip the global economy into recession.

Trump, who has …

World Powers Increasingly See Icy Arctic as a Hot Property

World Powers Increasingly See Icy Arctic as a Hot Property

From AP News


From a helicopter, Greenland’s brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. And the few people who live here — its whole population wouldn’t fill a football stadium — are poor, …

Oil Eases as Fed’s Jackson Hole Meeting Gets Underway

Oil Eases as Fed’s Jackson Hole Meeting Gets Underway

From Reuters


Oil prices weakened on Thursday on worries about the global economy and as equity markets were on edge over the uncertain outlook for U.S. interest rate cuts.

Traders are awaiting a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell …

Source: Citgo

U.S. Court Confirms Citgo Board Appointed by Venezuela’s Opposition

From The Houston Chronicle


In a victory for Venezuela’s opposition government, a U.S. judge confirmed Citgo Petroleum’s board of directors appointed by Juan Guaido, squashing socialist leader Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to regain control over the Houston oil refiner.

On Wednesday …

U.S. Oil Sector Sets Another Record in Another Sign of Energy Independence

U.S. Oil Sector Sets Another Record in Another Sign of Energy Independence

From The Houston Chronicle


The U.S. energy sector broke another record last year as the shale boom sent natural gas and petroleum production soaring.

U.S. petroleum and natural gas production jumped by 16 percent and by 12 percent respectively in …

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Oil Steadies as Hopes of Easing Trade Tensions Lend Support

From Reuters


Oil prices steadied on Tuesday on optimism U.S.-China trade tensions will ease and hopes major economies will take stimulus measures to ward off a possible economic slowdown, after falling earlier on concerns over future demand.

Brent crude LCOc1 …

U.S. Oil Firms Challenge Pipeline Surcharge for Steel Tariff: Filing

U.S. Oil Firms Challenge Pipeline Surcharge for Steel Tariff: Filing

From Reuters


Two U.S. shale producers have challenged an energy pipeline operator’s proposed surcharge for the Trump administration’s 25% tariff on imported steel, raising the stakes for pipeline builders facing higher construction costs.

The United States imposed tariffs on imported …

Iranian Tanker Sought by US Heading Toward Greece

Iranian Tanker Sought by US Heading Toward Greece

From The Houston Chronicle


An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization left Gibraltar and was heading east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, with its next …

Trade War Impasse Casts a ‘Dark Cloud’ Over Outlook for US Oil Shipments, Analysts Warn

Trade War Impasse Casts a ‘Dark Cloud’ Over Outlook for US Oil Shipments, Analysts Warn

From CNBC


An escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies is negatively impacting the outlook for U.S. crude shipments, energy analysts have warned, amid fears that China could soon dramatically reduce its intake of American oil.

Trade tensions …

Oil Rises 2% After Attack on Saudi Field, Stimulus Expectations

Oil Rises 2% After Attack on Saudi Field, Stimulus Expectations

From Reuters


Oil prices gained roughly 2% on Monday after a weekend attack on a Saudi oil facility by Yemen’s Houthi forces threatened crude supplies and as traders looked for signs that top economies would take measures to counteract a …

Oil Deepens Slide on Recession Fears, China’s Trade Threats

Oil Deepens Slide on Recession Fears, China’s Trade Threats

From Reuters


Oil prices fell more than 1% on Thursday, extending the previous session’s 3% drop, pressured by mounting recession concerns and a surprise boost in U.S. crude inventories.

In a sign of investor concern that the world’s biggest economy …

Oil Drops 3% on Weak Global Economic Data, U.S. Crude Stocks Build

Oil Drops 3% on Weak Global Economic Data, U.S. Crude Stocks Build

From Reuters


Oil prices shed 3% on Wednesday after fresh Chinese and European economic data revived global demand fears and U.S. crude inventories rose unexpectedly for the second week in a row.

Brent crude LCOc1 settled at $59.48 a barrel, …

Panama Canal Will Not Block Venezuela Vessels Despite U.S. Sanctions

Panama Canal Will Not Block Venezuela Vessels Despite U.S. Sanctions

From Reuters


The Panama Canal will continue authorizing vessels coming from Venezuela provided they present the necessary paperwork, the waterway’s chief said on Wednesday, suggesting a new round of U.S. sanctions on the South American nation should not make a …

Source: Citgo

CITGO Board Appoints Former Venezuelan Oil Executive as CEO

From The Houston Chronicle


CITGO’s board of directors has appointed former Venezuelan oil executive Carlos Jorda as CEO of the embattled Houston refining company.

In a statement released on Wednesday morning, the company’s board reported that the year-long search for …

Photo by Tyler Losier

Continental CEO Harold Hamm Speaks at EnerCom’s The Oil and Gas Conference

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

Continental Resources’ Harold Hamm sits down for a fireside chat
Today, as part of EnerCom’s 24th annual The Oil and Gas Conference in Denver, Colorado, Harold Hamm, CEO and chairman of

Iran Says it Expects Tanker Held by U.K. to Be Released Soon

Iran Says it Expects Tanker Held by U.K. to Be Released Soon

From The Houston Chronicle


Iran expects an oil tanker seized by the U.K. in the Strait of Gibraltar in July will be released soon, the semi-official Fars News agency reported Tuesday, a move that could help to ease concerns about …

Source: Citgo

Citgo to Appoint New CEO to Navigate Political, Legal Turmoil – Sources

From Reuters


Citgo Petroleum Corp has selected Carlos Jorda as its next chief executive, according to three people familiar with the matter, turning to a seasoned refinery expert and native Venezuelan to run a company facing legal attacks and working …

Oil Soars Near 5% as U.S. Delays Tariffs on Some Chinese Goods

Oil Soars Near 5% as U.S. Delays Tariffs on Some Chinese Goods

From Reuters


Oil prices on Tuesday jumped by the most so far this year after the United States said it would delay imposing a 10% tariff on certain Chinese products, easing concerns over a global trade war that has pummeled …

Trump Administration Moves to Limit State Powers to Block Pipelines, Terminals

Trump Administration Moves to Limit State Powers to Block Pipelines, Terminals

From Reuters


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday unveiled a proposal that would curb state powers to block pipelines and other energy projects, as part of the Trump administration’s effort to boost domestic oil, gas and coal development.

The …

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Saudis to Limit Oil Exports in September to Stabilize Market

From The Houston Chronicle


Saudi Arabia plans to keep oil exports below 7 million barrels a day next month as OPEC’s biggest producer allocates less crude than customers demand in a bid to stabilize the market, according to the kingdom’s …

China Continued Iran Oil Imports in July in Teeth of U.S. Sanctions: Analysts

China Continued Iran Oil Imports in July in Teeth of U.S. Sanctions: Analysts

From Reuters


China imported Iranian crude oil in July for the second month since a U.S. sanctions waiver ended, according to research from three data firms, with one estimate showing some oil entered tanks holding the country’s strategic reserves.

According …

Oil Dives Nearly 5% to Seven-Month Low on Surprise U.S. Stock Build, Trade War

Oil Dives Nearly 5% to Seven-Month Low on Surprise U.S. Stock Build, Trade War

From Reuters


Oil prices tumbled more than 4.5% on Wednesday to a seven-month low, extending recent heavy losses following a surprise build in U.S. crude stockpiles and fears that demand will shrink due to Washington’s escalating trade war with Beijing.…