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  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 17- Argentina's federal government said on Wednesday it had reached a preliminary agreement with provinces on reforms to overhaul energy regulations and improve incentives to lure the foreign investors needed to develop its vast shale oil and gas reserves.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 17- Who to believe? In theory, the Chinese ban from the start of 2015 on coal imports above certain ash and sulphur contents appears to favour Indonesia, the world's biggest shipper of thermal coal, over Australia, the world's top exporter of metallurgical coal and number two for thermal coal.

  • David Lennox, Resources Analyst at Fat Prophets, discusses how Beijing's ban on the importing of highly-polluting coal could impact Australia's mining industry.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Pipeline operator TransCanada Corp is likely to haul Canadian oil sands crude by rail whether or not its embattled Keystone XL pipeline project is finally approved by Washington, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 14- Fresh U.S. and EU sanctions imposed on Moscow will bring an abrupt halt to exploration of Russia's huge Arctic and shale oil reserves and complicate financing of existing Russian projects from the Caspian Sea to Iraq and Ghana.

  • Steady or growing output from Iraq and Libya, where investors had feared violence would cut production, and the shale oil boom in the United States as well as a stronger U.S. dollar have helped to depress the oil price. However, uncertainty in Iraq and possible threats to production there and in Libya could lead to sharp gains at short notice, analysts said.

  • Oil producers in condensate-heavy shale crude plays like the Eagle Ford and the western Permian Basin in Texas also could fetch better condensate prices if exported, as U.S. refiners have limited demand for it.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 7- The Indian government on Sunday blamed cost overruns at coal projects and $50 billion in losses at state electricity distributors for a power crisis that has become the first test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's management of the economy.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 5- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott sealed a civil nuclear deal to sell uranium to India on Friday and also offered to increase supplies of conventional fuel to help it overcome chronic shortages.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 5- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he would seal a civil nuclear deal to sell uranium to India on Friday, offering to ramp up supplies of energy to help the emerging Asian giant overcome chronic shortages. Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Abbott with full state honours during his two-day visit to India.

  • Sept 4- Mining equipment maker Joy Global Inc posted lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit and the company narrowed its full-year earnings forecast range as coal miners cut spending due to weak coal prices amid an oversupply.

  • UPDATE 2-Buckeye buys Trafigura's prized Texas oil assets Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Sept 3- Oil logistics specialist Buckeye Partners LP said it will pay $860 million for control of Trafigura's prized oil facilities in the Texas shale hub, while expectations rise that Washington will relax its ban on crude oil exports.

  • KIEV/ MOSCOW, Sept 3- Ukraine reduced electricity supplies to consumers in Crimea on Wednesday and threatened to cut power altogether if quotas were breached, as it battles a power crisis on the mainland that threatens to cause rolling blackouts across the country.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 3- Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he hoped to sign a deal this week to sell uranium to India for peaceful power generation, but halted uranium exports to Russia over Moscow's role in Ukraine.

  • The crisis in eastern Ukraine has emboldened Europe and the United States to impose broad sanctions on Russia. But Europe finds itself in a precarious position, with almost a third of the natural gas the continent consumed in 2013 flowing from Russia, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 29- Half of India's thermal power stations have less than a week's supply of coal on hand, according to weekly data, the lowest level since mid-2012 when millions of people were left without power in one of the world's worst blackouts.

  • The delays have been perpetuated also by a surge in rail deliveries of crude oil and grain, leaving power producers such as FirstEnergy Corp scrambling for transport alternatives before winter sets in, potentially adding to costs.

  • LIGHT CRUDE OIL- PEMEX COMMERCIAL ARM.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 27- Canadian uranium miner Cameco Corp said on Wednesday that it would shut down the world's biggest uranium mine at McArthur River, Saskatchewan, as well as the Key Lake mill after the United Steelworkers union said workers planned to strike starting Saturday.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 25- Something doesn't quite add up with China's rising steel production, but falling coal output and imports so far this year. China's raw steel output was 480.76 million tonnes in the first seven months of 2014, up 2.7 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics.