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Source: Reuters

Venezuela readies fuel distribution as fourth Iranian tanker enters Caribbean

Reuters


MARACAY, Venezuela/DUBAI – Venezuela has begun preparations to distribute fuel imported from Iran among desperate citizens as the fourth cargo of a five-tanker flotilla was crossing the Caribbean on Wednesday, according to Refinitiv Eikon and a government official.

Iran …

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Traders Beware: U.S. taps new tools to find fraud in volatile commodities market

Reuters


WASHINGTON – When the U.S. Department of Justice charged a handful of JP Morgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) traders in 2018 and 2019 with alleged commodities futures manipulation, it wasn’t the first time the government had probed …

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Column: Successful OPEC+ output deal fits a pattern – Kemp

Reuters


LONDON – Saudi Arabia and its allies in the expanded OPEC+ group of oil-exporting nations have successfully engineered a prospective deficit in the oil market, boosting spot prices and calendar spreads over the last four weeks.

Front-month Brent futures …

Source: CNBC

How the oil price capitulation will hit Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and other major exporters

CNBC


The historic plunge in oil prices earlier this week has left some major exporters of the commodity scrambling to shore up their economies.

The U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude contract for May delivery fell by more than 100% …

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OPEC+ deal saved ‘more than 2 million’ jobs in the US, says Russia’s sovereign wealth fund chief

Reuters


MOSCOW  – The global oil production deal clinched at the weekend will help to establish a price floor and help to save millions of jobs in the United States, senior Russian officials said on Monday.

Having been in a …

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Mexico says Trump agreed to help it meet global oil cut target

Reuters


MEXICO CITY – President Donald Trump has “generously” agreed to cut American oil output by an additional 250,000 barrels per day to help Mexico contribute to global reductions, his Mexican counterpart said on Friday.

During marathon talks on Thursday …

April 10, 2020 - 2:00 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, Mexico, OPEC
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Saudi, Russia seek to finalise oil cuts in G20 talks, want U.S. involved

Reuters


DUBAI/MOSCOW – Saudi Arabia, Russia and their allies will press Mexico on Friday to join an accord for collective oil production cuts equivalent to 10% of global supplies and will push the United States and other producers to remove …

Source: CNBC

A historic production cut from global oil powers this week ‘won’t necessarily help all that much’

CNBC


Some of the world’s largest oil producers will meet to discuss a historic production cut later this week, with energy analysts split over the prospect of non-allied partners, including the U.S., signing up to a deal immediately thereafter.

An …

Source: Reuters/Jason Lee

OPEC+ faces ‘major challenge’ from competitors’ surging output: IEA

Reuters


LONDON- The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies face stiffening competition in 2020, the International Energy Agency said on Friday, adding urgency to the oil producer group’s policy meeting next month.

“The OPEC+ countries face a …

Alaska Is the Biggest Bet Yet for Texas’s Anti-Shale Oil Billionaire

Alaska Is the Biggest Bet Yet for Texas’s Anti-Shale Oil Billionaire

From Bloomberg


Hildebrand gained fortune buying old, conventional oil assets, bet may be timely as investors begin to sour on shale

Texas oilman Jeffery Hildebrand became a billionaire by shunning the shale revolution taking place in his home state. Now, …

Canada’s Largest Oil Producer Joins Opposition to Enbridge Pipeline Plan

Canada’s Largest Oil Producer Joins Opposition to Enbridge Pipeline Plan

From Reuters


Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, the country’s biggest oil producer, has joined a number of other firms asking Canada’s energy regulator to intervene in Enbridge Inc’s plan to overhaul shipping contracts on its Mainline pipeline network.

Canadian Natural’s letter …

Equinor Site Remains Shut In Following Drilling Rig Fire in Karnes County

Equinor Site Remains Shut In Following Drilling Rig Fire in Karnes County

From The Houston Chronicle


A natural gas well belonging to the Norwegian oil giant Equinor remains shut in following a weekend fire at one of its drilling sites in Karnes County.

The fire happened at Equinor’s Neller-Runge 1-Runge 2 lease …

Courtesy of Enbridge

Oil Services Firm TechnipFMC to Split Into Two Publicly Traded Companies

From Reuters


Franco-American oil services firm TechnipFMC Plc (FTI.N) said on Monday it would spin off its engineering and construction operations into a separate company, leaving it as a technology-focused equipment supplier to oil and gas companies.

TechnipFMC, which had …

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 …

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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.…

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, …

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 …

Source: Solaris Water Midstream

H2O Midstream Acquires Sabalo Energy Assets, Closes 15-Year Agreement

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

H2O Midstream purchases produced water infrastructure from Sabalo Energy and executes a 15-year acreage dedication
H2O Midstream LLC, a water infrastructure company based in Houston, has acquired produced water infrastructure from

Source: Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Pembina to Acquire Kinder Morgan Canada and Cochin Pipeline for CAD $4.35 Billion

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

Pembina Pipeline Corporation will purchase Kinder Morgan Canada and U.S. portion of Cochin Pipeline for CAD $4.35 billion
Pembina Pipeline Corporation (stock ticker: PBA), a midstream service provider based out of

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 …

MEG Energy Clashes with Enbridge Over Sweeping Changes to Mainline Pipeline

MEG Energy Clashes with Enbridge Over Sweeping Changes to Mainline Pipeline

From The Calgary Herald


A war of words between oil companies and their main pipeline provider Enbridge Inc. is expected to break out amid sweeping changes to Canada’s biggest oil export pipeline network at a time of tight takeaway capacity.…

Source: Park Energy Services

Park Energy Services Appoints New President and COO

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

Tim Knox to serve as Park Energy Services' new president and COO
Park Energy Services, a portfolio company of private equity firm Rock Hill Capital, has appointed Tim Knox as president

Lotus Midstream Mulls Reversing West Texas to Cushing Pipeline – Sources

Lotus Midstream Mulls Reversing West Texas to Cushing Pipeline – Sources

From Reuters


Pipeline operator Lotus Midstream LLC may reverse flows on a line now sending crude from West Texas to Cushing, Oklahoma, the main hub for pricing U.S. crude futures, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, an …

August 20, 2019 - 6:01 am Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, Midstream
Source: Cameron LNG Media Kit

LNG Takes up 7 Percent U.S. Gas Production in July

From The Houston Chronicle


U.S. LNG exports have expanded to the point they made up 7 percent of total U.S. natural gas production in July, the Energy Information Administration reported Monday.

Last month gas deliveries to LNG export facilities reached …

August 19, 2019 - 6:03 am Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, LNG, Natural Gas News, Trade
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 …

Gibraltar Releases Captured Iranian Oil Tanker, US Makes Immediate Request to Seize Vessel

Gibraltar Releases Captured Iranian Oil Tanker, US Makes Immediate Request to Seize Vessel

From CNBC


An Iranian oil tanker held in Gibraltar since early July has been officially released by local authorities, although it may not sail if a U.S. application to seize the vessel proves successful.

On July 4, Gibraltar authorities with …

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 …

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 …

U.S. Shale Oil Output to Rise to Record 8.77 Million bpd in Sept – EIA

U.S. Shale Oil Output to Rise to Record 8.77 Million bpd in Sept – EIA

From Reuters


U.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise by 85,000 barrels per day (bpd) in September, to a record 8.77 million bpd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecast in its monthly drilling productivity report …

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 …