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  • UNITED NATIONS, April 4- The United States on Friday dismissed suggestions that Iran was exporting much more oil than it is allowed to sell under a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers and predicted that aggregate Iranian oil sales would meet targets set for Tehran.

  • *Libya govt to finalise deal with rebels to reopen oil ports. SINGAPORE, April 3- Brent crude inched up on Thursday, but prices held near a five-month low under $105 a barrel as the market braced for a rise in Libyan supply after the government moved closer to a deal with rebels to reopen oil ports.

  • *Libya govt to finalise deal with rebels to reopen oil ports. SINGAPORE, April 3- Brent crude inched up on Thursday, but prices held near a five-month low under $105 a barrel as the market braced for a rise in Libyan supply after the government moved closer to a deal with rebels to reopen oil ports.

  • Investors will scour economic data from China and the United States to be released on Thursday and Friday to assess the fuel demand outlook at the world's two largest oil consumers. *May Brent crude edged down 19 cents to $104.60 a barrel after falling by nearly $1 on Wednesday to close at the lowest since early November.

  • LONDON/ ANKARA, April 2- Iran and Russia have made progress toward an oil-for-goods deal that sources said could be worth up to $20 billion and enable Tehran to boost vital energy exports in defiance of Western sanctions, people familiar with the negotiations told Reuters.

  • LONDON/ ANKARA, April 2- Iran and Russia have made progress towards an oil-for-goods deal sources said would be worth up to $20 billion, which would enable Tehran to boost vital energy exports in defiance of Western sanctions, people familiar with the negotiations told Reuters.

  • *Supply falls by 340,000 bpd, led by Iraq, Angola, Libya. Supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries averaged 29.72 million barrels per day, down from a revised 30.06 million bpd in February, according to the survey based on shipping data and information from sources at oil companies, OPEC and consultants.

  • *Supply falls by 340,000 bpd, led by Iraq, Angola, Libya. Supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries averaged 29.72 million barrels per day, down from a revised 30.06 million bpd in February, according to the survey based on shipping data and information from sources at oil companies, OPEC and consultants.

  • BRUSSELS, March 31- As Moscow and the West dig in for a prolonged stand-off over Russia's annexation of Crimea, risking spillover to other former Soviet republics and beyond, here are 10 ways in which the Ukraine crisis could change attitudes and policy around the world.

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, March 31- Iran's top four crude oil buyers lifted their purchases 17.2 percent in February from a year ago, as the OPEC member continues to ship more oil than allowed under a deal that eases some of the sanctions aimed at its disputed nuclear programme.

  • ANKARA, March 27- Iran aims to increase its gasoline imports over the next year, a senior Iranian oil official said on Thursday, as the country has stopped using domestic petrochemical plants to produce the fuel.

  • President Barack Obama hinting at tougher economic sanctions against Russia, including in the energy sector. The United States and the European Union agreed on Wednesday to work together to prepare possible further economic sanctions in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine and to make Europe less dependent on Russian gas.

  • Iran fuel price hikes will be big test for Rouhani Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    ANKARA, March 27- Looming fuel price rises in Iran will be the first major test of President Hassan Rouhani's ability to retain public support in the face of attacks from his hardline rivals.

  • *Extra shipments head to India, sales strong to Syria. LONDON, March 26- Iran's oil exports have stayed above levels allowed under Western sanctions for a fifth month, according to sources who track tanker movements, in a further sign that a deal to ease some restrictions is helping Tehran sell more crude.

  • BEIJING, March 21- China's February crude oil imports from Iran rose 6 percent from a year ago to 552,613 barrels per day, customs data showed on Friday, keeping imports in 2014 close to levels before Western sanctions were applied more than two years ago.

  • *83 senators say Iran has no right to enrich uranium. WASHINGTON, March 18- As talks on a nuclear deal for Iran resumed in Vienna Tuesday, a wide majority of U.S. senators urged President Barack Obama to insist that any final agreement state that Iran "has no inherent right to enrichment under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty."

  • *Asia's Iran crude liftings rise sharply in February. The deal between Iran and six world powers struck in November, and implemented on Jan. 20, freed up $4.2 billion in oil payments to Tehran in return for curbs on its nuclear program.

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- A majority of U.S. senators on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to insist a final agreement on Iran's nuclear program contains a measure to prevent Tehran from ever having a path to nuclear weapons, as talks on the deal resumed in Vienna.

  • TOKYO, March 18- Iran exported more crude than allowed under Western sanctions for at least a fourth straight month in February, as ship loading data obtained by Reuters showed top clients again bought more than 1 million barrels per day of Tehran's oil.

  • *Iran wants economic sanctions lifted. LONDON/ ANKARA, March 13- Despite a diplomatic thaw, Western banks are steering clear of attempts by Iran to get them involved in financing humanitarian transactions, fearing they could be penalised under U.S. sanctions, bankers and government officials told Reuters.

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