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  • *China October PMI at 3- month high of 50.4- HSBC/ Markit. *OPEC should cut output by at least 500,000 bpd- Libya. China's manufacturing activity quickened to a three-month high in October, with the HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index rising to 50.4 from 50.2 in September.

  • *China October PMI at 3- month high of 50.4- HSBC/ Markit. *OPEC should cut output by at least 500,000 bpd- Libya. SINGAPORE, Oct 23- Brent crude fell for a second session running on Thursday, hitting a one-week low just above $84 a barrel as a sharp rise in crude inventories in top oil consumer the United States reinforced oversupply concerns.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 23- U.S. oil futures fell further on Thursday after losing over $2 the session before as crude stockpiles in the world's top oil consumer surged far more than analysts had expected. *Front-month U.S. crude was down 9 cents at $80.43 a barrel by 0021 GMT. The 12- member OPEC meets on Nov. 27.

  • CARACAS, Oct 22- Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA plans to invest $20 billion to expand its domestic refining capacity by 20 percent, a company official said on Wednesday, without providing a time frame for when the investments would take place. The OPEC nation has in recent years announced aggressive expansion plans for its oil industry that have not come to...

  • *Libyan official calls for OPEC output cut. "The large crude oil build is the dominant feature of the report, making it bearish overall," said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York. Brent has tumbled from $115 in June on abundant supply and concerns that slowing economic growth in Europe and China would hit oil demand.

  • *Kuwait is placing restrictions on Chevron's operations- sources. DUBAI/ KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Oct 21- Saudi Arabia's closure of an offshore oilfield it shares with Kuwait has revived speculation of renewed tensions between the two, and put Chevron's role in the shared Neutral Zone in focus. Any differences between the two OPEC allies are watched closely by oil...

  • *OPEC ministers to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Brent crude fell on Monday, dropping below $86 a barrel as worries about booming supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back toward last week's four-year low. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June on concern about a saturated global oil market and a gloomy economic...

  • *OPEC ministers to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Brent crude fell below $86 a barrel on Monday as nagging concerns about abundant supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back down toward a four-year low hit last week. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June on concern about a saturated global oil market and a gloomy...

  • *OPEC ministers to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 20- Brent crude resumed its decline on Monday, dropping below $86 a barrel as nagging concerns about abundant supply and sluggish demand pushed the global oil benchmark back down toward a four-year low hit last week. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June on concern about a saturated...

  • UPDATE 4-Oil slips below $86 on global oversupply Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    *OPEC ministers due to meet in Vienna on Nov. 27. Abundant global oil supplies, particularly of very high quality, light oil, coupled with a gloomy economic outlook from Europe to China pushed Brent last week below $83, to its lowest since 2010. Oil prices are down more than 25 percent since June. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iran have all indicated reluctance to change...

  • *Saudi Arabia, Kuwait stop production at Khafji oilfield. LONDON, Oct 20- Brent crude steadied around $86 a barrel on Monday, holding on to a rally from near four-year lows last week on news of a cut in Saudi- Kuwait oil output. But the news was cited as a positive factor by some traders at a time when crude oil production exceeds demand and ahead of an OPEC meeting on Nov. 27...

  • *Libya should be exception to any OPEC cut- official. So far, Libya is among a minority in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, and the only one of the four African OPEC members, to call for an OPEC cut, adding to signs that such a move is unlikely. "OPEC is facing a challenge to remove the surplus from the market so the price will return to normal levels,"...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Volatility is back     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was under $80 before the EIA report, but rallied afterward.

  • New Saudi reality: OPEC isn't a monopoly anymore Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    The Aramco oil refinery in Dahran, Saudi Arabia.

    Oil prices are falling, but Saudi Arabia has indicated that it's willing to put up with cheaper crude oil for now.

  • *OPEC shows no sign of willingness to cut output. U.S. crude was down 80 cents at $80.98 a barrel, after falling below $80 for the first time since June 2012 to a low of $79.78. "And despite us seeing a floor around $80, even this floor might come into danger if we don't have any signal from OPEC any time soon."

  • LONDON, Oct 16- How far do oil prices need to fall to curb the investment in shale production and stem the destruction of demand? The two most popular methods for identifying a potential floor are the fiscal breakeven prices for OPEC members and the marginal costs for North American shale producers, but both approaches have severe limitations.

  • *OPEC shows no sign of willingness to cut output. LONDON, Oct 16- Oil fell more than $1 a barrel on Thursday to a four-year low below $83 a barrel as growing concerns over the global economy stretched a four-month rout. "And despite us seeing a floor around $80, even this floor might come into danger if we don't have any signal from OPEC any time soon."

  • CARACAS, Oct 15- Oil prices will rebound after hitting a "floor," President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday, insisting the current rout in crude markets will not harm Venezuela's economy or social spending plans. "The price of oil will hit its floor, and it will rise again," Maduro said after being asked at a news conference how the OPEC nation plans to deal with falling...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Ebola-crude connection     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A volatile day with energy futures. WTI was down slightly on the day, after falling below 80 for the first time since June 2012. Gold was up about $10 on the day.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- Saudi Arabia effectively started a global oil price war this month aimed at quickly denting U.S. oil output. At stake is not just the fate of a U.S. drilling frenzy that has transformed the North American energy picture and powered the U.S. economy, but the shape of the global market as OPEC leader Saudi Arabia hopes to take share from U.S. producers.