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  • WASHINGTON, April 11- The Obama administration believes that oil exports from Iran from January to July will meet an average 1 million barrel per day goal outlined in an interim agreement with Tehran over curbing its disputed nuclear program, a State Department spokeswoman said on Friday.

  • TRIPOLI, April 11- Libya may have averted a state collapse by striking a deal with eastern rebels to reopen occupied oil ports, but technical delays and simmering federalist dissent threaten to disrupt production once again.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday any oil-for-goods deal between Moscow and Iran would follow United Nations rules on sanctions, not U.S. rules.

  • LONDON, April 11- Iran's crude oil exports have surged to their highest in 20 months, far exceeding a one million barrel-per-day limit set by the West under an interim deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme.

  • DAKAR/ JOHANNESBURG, April 11- For centuries, colonial era merchants tussled for access to Africa's raw materials, and huge swathes of Africa's geography became synonymous with the main commodity they exported: Gold Coast, Ivory Coast, the Spice Island of Zanzibar.

  • Iran's oil exports in Feb hit 20-month high -IEA Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    LONDON, April 11- Iran's crude oil exports have surged to their highest in 20 months, far exceeding a one million barrel-per-day limit set by the West under an interim deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 11- The purchase of a Texas oil refinery by Brazil's state-run oil company has become a campaign issue as opponents of President Dilma Rousseff use it to attack her reputation as a no-nonsense manager and weaken her lead ahead of the October election.

  • *Libya's state National Oil Corp lifts force majeure for Hariga port. SINGAPORE, April 11- Brent futures eased towards $107 a barrel on Friday as the global supply outlook improved with more Libyan supplies expected to reach the market, although growing tension between the West and Russia over Ukraine put a floor under prices.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The United States could give Europe and Ukraine relief from energy dependence on Russia within months if it overturned the 40- year ban on most U.S. crude oil exports, the head of energy company Hess Corp. said on Thursday. He estimated that Europe and Ukraine could get relief from volatile oil prices in 90 days if the ban was overturned.

  • ABU DHABI/ CAIRO, April 10- Two wheat cargoes purchased by top global wheat buyer Egypt are stuck at Russia's Novorossiisk port, after the trade house selling the grain had problems opening the importer's letters of credit, traders said.

  • At "Donkey Springs", bombers choke off Iraq oil exports Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    MOSUL/ BAGHDAD, April 10- Militants whose bombs have shut Iraq's main northern oil export pipeline for 40 days are preventing repairs, threatening to extend an outage that is already the longest since the days of sanctions in the 1990 s.

  • DAKAR/ LONDON, April 10- Africa's dependency on fuel imports is likely to grow as its refining projects struggle to get off the ground, a Vitol director told a Reuters Africa Summit.

  • SINGAPORE, April 10- Brent futures eased towards $107 a barrel on Thursday as weak China trade data stoked demand growth concerns and investors booked profits after gains of 2 percent over the past two days.

  • Brent dips towards $107 on weak China trade data Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:08 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, April 10- Brent futures eased towards $107 a barrel on Thursday on weak China trade data and as investors booked profits after gains of 2 percent in the past two days.

  • *China now looking at using fuel to make petrochemicals. BEIJING, April 10- A deal between China's top refiner Sinopec Corp and Phillips 66 could be a game changer that signals the United States is on track to become one of the top suppliers of liquefied petroleum gas to the world's second-biggest economy.

  • Continued drop in PC shipments slows Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    Although the numbers released Wednesday by market research firms Gartner and IDC mark the industry's eighth straight quarter of declines, they also show a considerable slowdown from the drops in the fourth quarter of 2013..

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up ... again     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was higher on the day as geopolitical tensions drove the price. Nat gas also popped, as traders looked for another drawdown in supplies. And gold was down today as traders looked for the next big catalyst.

  • DUBAI, April 9- Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday he had authorised nuclear talks with world powers including arch-foe the United States just to prove Iran's peaceful intentions, but Tehran would not be bullied and would not stop atomic research.

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, April 9- Major Saudi Arabian construction firm Abdullah A. M. Al-Khodari Sons expects labour reforms to keep weighing on its bottom line for a few more years, but the situation will start improving in the second half of 2014, its chief executive said.

  • Egypt arrests former Al-Jazeera freelance reporter Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    CAIRO— Egyptian authorities arrested a journalist Wednesday who worked for the Al-Jazeera satellite news network and other Islamist media for allegedly inciting and taking part in violence, the country's official news agency reported.

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