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  • HOUSTON, Aug 26- A tanker loaded with $100 million of Kurdish crude oil cannot be delivered in Texas soon because of risks for buyers as Iraq mulls further legal challenges, so a month-long standoff will drag on, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 26- A tanker loaded with $100 million of Kurdish crude oil cannot be delivered in Texas soon because of risks for buyers as Iraq mulls further legal challenges, so a month-long standoff will drag on, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 25- A U.S. court on Monday threw out an order to seize some 1 million barrels of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil from a tanker near Texas, a move that could allow the cargo to be delivered and end a nearly month-long impasse.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- A tanker carrying 300,000 barrels of Kurdish crude oil has changed its destination to Limassol, Cyprus, as it returned from the United States without delivering its disputed cargo to a New Jersey refiner.

  • US rig count down 17 to 1,896 Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Kansas gained two rigs while Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia and Wyoming each rose by one.

  • *U.S. crude futures for October delivery fell 6 cents to trade at $93.90 a barrel as of 0004 GMT. *An Iraqi Kurdish crude oil tanker has reappeared off the coast of Israel having offloaded its cargo, ship tracking data on Reuters showed, in the latest sign the autonomous region is finding buyers for its oil in defiance of Baghdad.

  • LONDON/ TRIPOLI, Aug 19- Libya is due to start loading its first crude oil tanker from top port Es Sider on Tuesday following a year-long blockade by eastern federalists, a Libyan oil official and trading sources said.

  • Aug 12- Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, said U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia would hurt its third-quarter earnings, becoming the first major U.S. company to say so.

  • Schlumberger expects Russia sanctions to hurt earnings Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 8:21 AM ET

    Aug 12- Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, said it expected U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia to hurt earnings by 3 cents per share in the third quarter. Analysts on average expect the company to earn $1.51 per share in the quarter ending September, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • LONDON, Aug 5- EU sanctions on Russia's oil sector will not seriously hamper the development of new oil resources in either the short or the long term, though they leave open the possibility of further escalation if relations with Russia deteriorate in future.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Global oil trading house Arcadia and two well-known traders will pay $13 million and face an unusual three-year limit on trading physical U.S. benchmark crude to settle a landmark lawsuit over manipulating oil prices in 2008.. In 2011, the CFTC alleged that Arcadia, a global oil trading firm owned by Norwegian billionaire John Fredriksen, its U.S.

  • China to build more LNG tankers in high-tech push Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    *China builders to grab a fifth of LNG ship orders to 2020- ABS. Up to 50 liquefied natural gas tankers, or more than 20 percent of the 225 LNG vessels expected to be added worldwide by the end of 2020, are set to be built in China to deliver gas to its ports, according to estimates from ship safety agency the American Bureau of Shipping.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Global oil trading house Arcadia and two well-known traders will pay $13 million and face three-year limits on trading benchmark U.S. crude to settle a landmark lawsuit over manipulating oil prices in 2008.. In 2011, CFTC alleged that Arcadia, a global oil trading firm owned by Norwegian billionaire John Fredriksen, its U.S.

  • LONDON, Aug 4- EU sanctions on Russia's oil sector will not seriously hamper the development of new oil resources in either the short or the long term, though they leave open the possibility of further escalation if relations with Russia deteriorate in future.

  • VIENNA, Aug 2- Austria will feel a pinch but be able to handle European sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine's political crisis, Economy Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner said. Shares in Cat Oil AG, a Vienna- based oil and gas field service contractor, fell on Friday after it said Russia sanctions could slow its growth.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 1- Baghdad wants to settle a high-stakes dispute over $100 million worth of Kurdish crude oil in Iraq's courts, although the oil is sitting in a tanker off the coast of Texas, a U.S. court filing said on Friday.

  • LONDON, Aug 1- After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good.

  • Kurdistan says crude cargo near Texas legally sold Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    HOUSTON, July 31- A $100 million cargo of crude oil in a tanker near Texas was legally shipped and sold by Kurdistan, lawyers for the autonomous region in Iraq told a U.S. court in a letter seen on Thursday, saying Baghdad has no right to the barrels.

  • COLUMN-Ruminating cattle and leaky gas pipelines: Kemp Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    LONDON, July 31- Supporters of natural gas promote it as a clean "bridge fuel" between the coal-and-oil dominated energy system of the present and the zero-emissions system of the future based on renewables and nuclear power. Shifting to gas is at the heart of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new rules for power plant emissions.

  • MOSCOW, July 31- Russia's second largest oil producer Lukoil said on Thursday it had agreed to sell 240 filling stations and six petroleum storage facilities in Ukraine to Austria's AMIC Energy Management GmbH to "optimise its asset structure".