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  • *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,"...

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- The cost for insuring Venezuelan sovereign debt against default or restructuring surged on Wednesday as global oil prices swooned to a 27- month low before rebounding, illustrating rising investor concerns over the OPEC member nation's ability to service its debt. In addition they would have to pay $500,000 annually, for the duration of the...

  • "The current market situation doesn't suit anyone, neither consumers nor producers," Eulogio Del Pino told an oil conference on Venezuela's Margarita Island. Venezuela is calling for an emergency meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries- prior to its next scheduled Nov. 27 gathering- to halt the slide in oil prices to their lowest level...

  • *OPEC shows no sign of cutting output to defend oil prices. LONDON, Oct 15- Brent crude bounced off a four-year low on Wednesday to above $85 a barrel, a level that was still down 25 percent since June, as a drop in the value of the dollar attracted some cautious buying in the oil market. U.S. crude gained 40 cents a barrel to $82.24, rebounding by more than $2 after hitting a...

  • *OPEC shows no sign of cutting output to defend oil prices. LONDON, Oct 15- Brent crude hit a new four-year low on Wednesday before recovering to just under $85 a barrel, as faltering global growth curbed demand for fuel at a time of heavy oversupply. Brent for November delivery touched a fresh post-2010 low of $83.37, down $1.67, before recovering to around $84.80 by...

  • COLUMN-Oil market proves mightier than OPEC: Kemp Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:21 AM ET

    "If the shale revolution can be sustained in the United States, and successfully exported to other countries, some combination of OPEC production cuts or lower oil prices to encourage demand and forestall more investment, will be inevitable by 2015-16," I wrote last year. "The massive rise in prices means Saudi Arabia will face intense competition from shale," I...

  • Expect short run on depressed oil prices: Expert     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    John Hofmeister, former Shell Oil president, shares his outlook on oil as prices get crushed.