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LONDON, Feb 28- OPEC's oil output has risen further in February from December's 2-1/ 2- year low, due to more shipments from Iraq and Angola, and further upward creep in Iranian exports, a Reuters survey found on Friday.
SINGAPORE, Feb 28- Brent crude futures slipped on Friday to below $109 a barrel on expectations demand growth will slow as severe winter weather eases, although supply worries kept losses in check for now.
*Top four buyers take 1.25 mln bpd from Iran in Jan. The OPEC member's oil sales in January to its four biggest buyers topped the 1 million barrels per day where Western powers wanted to hold shipments to maintain pressure on Iran to end the disputed programme.
LONDON, Feb 27- Iran's oil tanker fleet is gearing up for more business, with some vessels taking to the high seas after over more than a year at home ports, another sign that an easing in Western sanctions is enabling exports to begin to pick up.
TOKYO, Feb 27- U.S. crude oil dipped early on Thursday after rising the previous day when the contract was supported by a surprisingly small build in crude inventories. *U.S. crude futures for April delivery were down 28 cents at $102.31 a barrel by 0000 GMT, after finishing 76 cents higher on Wednesday.
*Extra shipments head to Syria, South Korea. LONDON, Feb 26- Iran's oil exports have risen further in February for a fourth consecutive month, according to sources who track tanker movements, adding to signs that the easing of sanctions pressure on Tehran is helping its oil exports to recover.
Senator John McCain said on Tuesday a proposed agreement to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq should be reconsidered because of a Reuters report that Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million.
Senator John McCain said on Tuesday a proposed agreement to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq should be reconsidered because of a report that Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million. Members of Congress have until Feb. 26 to hold up the Apache sale.
*Official confirmation by India that Iran seeking payment. NEW DELHI, Feb 25- India is ready to pay $1.5 billion to Iran to clear part of a backlog of payments for shipments of oil following the partial easing of western sanctions on Tehran, Oil Secretary Vivek Rae said on Tuesday.
*India oil imports from Islamic state doubled in Jan. India's oil imports from Iran more than doubled in January from a month earlier after sanctions on Tehran were eased due to an interim deal on its nuclear programme. Essar received 141,900 barrels per day of oil from Iran last month, up from 54,200 bpd in December, according to the data obtained by Reuters.
Feb 21- U.S. aerospace companies are seeking permission to sell airliner parts to Iran for the first time in three decades, in a key test of the temporary relief on sanctions given under talks to curtail Iran's nuclear activities.
*Iran is major backer of Assad. LONDON/ ANKARA, Feb 21- As Syria's war nears the start of its fourth year, Iran has stepped up support on the ground for President Bashar al-Assad, providing elite teams to gather intelligence and train troops, sources with knowledge of military movements say.
BEIJING/ NEW DELHI, Feb 21- Iran's top two oil customers China and India have boosted imports in January, taking in close to the total volume the Islamic republic is permitted to sell to all buyers following the recent easing of sanctions.
NEW DELHI, Feb 21- India's oil imports from Iran more than doubled in January from a month earlier, with one state refiner returning from a three-month break as a buyer after sanctions on Tehran were eased due to the interim deal on its nuclear programme.
SINGAPORE, Feb 21- U.S. crude held above $102 a barrel on Friday, set for its sixth weekly rise, buoyed by strong heating demand in North America and as a new pipeline drained supply from the contract's delivery point in Cushing, Oklahoma.
*Cushing stocks fall 1.73 mln barrels- EIA. *China Feb manufacturing activity slowest in 7 months- HSBC. Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, hub fell by an expected 1.73 million barrels as a new pipeline has been draining excess supply from Cushing, the WTI contract's delivery point, to the Gulf Coast, which has provided support for prices.
*China Feb manufacturing activity slowest in 7 mths- HSBC. LONDON, Feb 20- Brent crude slipped towards $110 a barrel on Thursday after economic data pointed to slower growth in China, the world's second-largest oil consumer.
VIENNA, Feb 20- A unilateral U.S. oil embargo on Iran is expected to remain in place even if a long-term nuclear agreement between Tehran and six world powers is reached that includes an easing of international sanctions, a U.S. official said on Thursday. The embargo pre-dates the decade-long nuclear dispute with Iran.
*China Feb manufacturing activity slowest in 7 mths- HSBC. SINGAPORE, Feb 20- Brent crude slid below $110 a barrel on Thursday, dragged down by a survey that pointed to slower growth in China, the world's second largest oil consumer.
*China Feb manufacturing activity slowest in 7 mths- HSBC. SINGAPORE, Feb 20- Brent crude slid towards $110 a barrel on Thursday, dragged down by a survey that pointed to slower growth in China, the world's second largest oil consumer. April Brent crude had slipped 42 cents to $110.05 a barrel by 0229 GMT, after settling at its highest level this year on Wednesday.