April 21- Halliburton Co, the world's No. 2 oilfield services company, reported better-than-expected quarterly results, helped by robust drilling activity in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Angola. Halliburton, traditionally dominant in the United States, has been making a big push into international markets to combat weakness in North America.» Read More
The government's delay of the 1,700 mile Keystone XL pipeline has some lawmakers focused on possible political fallout, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
BEIJING— The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in Ukraine. U.S. crude for May delivery was down 12 cents at $104.18 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange after trading resumed following a three-day holiday weekend.
BEIJING, April 21- China's March crude oil imports from Iran rose more than a third from a year ago, keeping imports in the first three months of 2014 close to the levels seen before Western sanctions were applied more than two years ago.
*Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord. SINGAPORE, April 21- Brent futures dropped towards $109 a barrel on Monday as investors took profits after steep gains, but uncertainty surrounding the crisis in Ukraine checked the decline.
April 21- Here are some key dates in Enbridge Inc's bid to build a 525,000- barrel-per-day pipeline from the Alberta oil sands hub of Edmonton to Kitimat, British Columbia, on Canada's Pacific Coast. March 6, 2002- Enbridge says it is sketching out plans for a pipeline from northeastern Alberta to Canada's West Coast.
KITIMAT, British Columbia, April 21- Just a few miles from the spot where Enbridge Inc plans to build a massive marine terminal for its Northern Gateway oil pipeline, Gerald Amos checks crab traps and explains why no concession from the company could win his support for the project.
*Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord. SINGAPORE, April 21- Brent futures dropped towards $109 a barrel on Monday as investors took profits after steep gains, but uncertainty surrounding the crisis in Ukraine kept limited the decline.
SINGAPORE, April 21- U.S. crude futures hovered above $104 a barrel early on Monday, supported by continuing geopolitical risks in Ukraine despite an accord aimed at averting a wider conflict, as investors return from a three-day Easter weekend. *U.S. crude for May delivery was nearly flat at $104.24 a barrel by 0022 GMT versus Thursday's close of $104.30.
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta— Canadian company Suncor Energy says an employee has died after being "severely injured" at its oil sands site. The company is one of several in Canada that supports the Keystone XL pipeline project that would carry oil from western Canada's tar sands to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.
BRASILIA, April 20- Brazils President Dilma Rousseff must assume her share of responsibility for the controversial purchase of a refinery in Texas by Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the former chief executive of the state-run oil company said in an interview published on Sunday.
Some construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're benefiting in a big way from the shale boom
PITTSBURGH— After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.
DUBAI, April 20- Saudi Basic Industries Corp reported a dip in its quarterly earnings on Sunday as its chief executive said a shortage of natural gas was limiting its domestic growth, making expansion abroad vital.
Chinese president Xi Jinping has targeted retired Chinese Communist Party leader Zhou Yongkang in an extraordinary corruption inquiry.
Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada- to- Texas oil pipeline a major wedge.
An indefinite extension of the government's review of the contentious oil pipeline, announced late Friday by the State Department, almost certainly pushes a final decision past the November elections, keeping the project in a politically expedient holding pattern.
President Barack Obama has said he will have the final say on whether to allow the pipeline connecting Canada's oil sands region to Texas refiners, and several government agencies had been given until May to weigh in.
BISMARCK, N.D.— Canadian Pacific Railway told a federal oversight board Friday that moving fertilizer for spring planting does not present a "significant challenge" for the railroad.
The Keystone XL pipeline government comment period has been extended, a move that likely postpones a final decision until after the mid-term elections.
In a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was winding down for Easter, the State Department said federal agencies will have more time to weigh in on the politically fraught decision— but declined to say how much longer.
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