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  • UPDATE 1-Brent hovers below $103 as ample supply weighs Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    *Fire hits BP's largest U.S. refinery. *Hope fades for Ukraine- Russia ceasefire deal. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Brent futures dipped on Thursday, but still held between $102 and $103 a barrel, as ample supply and a refinery fire in the United States that could reduce crude demand weighed on prices.

  • Aug 28- An explosion shook BP Plc's Whiting, Indiana refinery, its largest in the United States, on Wednesday night but a resulting fire had been contained as of 9:30 pm local time, according to a report by WFLD-TV.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 28- U.S. crude held near $94 a barrel on Thursday after a neutral inventory report, with investors looking ahead to economic data to gauge the outlook for demand in the world's largest oil consumer. *U.S. crude had edged down 13 cents to $93.75 a barrel by 0033 GMT.

  • *Venezuela has been crude exporter for last century. HOUSTON, Aug 27- OPEC member Venezuela is considering importing crude oil for the first time ever and could use Algerian light crude as blending stock to boost sales of its own extra heavy oil, according to an internal document from the state-run energy company PDVSA seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 27- U.S. crude held near $94 a barrel on Wednesday following overnight gains on supportive data that showed a drop in crude inventories last week. *U.S. crude edged down 1 cent to $93.85 a barrel by 0030 GMT after settling up 51 cents 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 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.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 5:41 PM ET

    Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons. Burger King said Tuesday it will buy Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's third largest fast-food chain.

  • Mexico to receive major economic jolt, experts say Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 4:23 PM ET
    Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico's president, speaks about energy reform at Los Pinos, the presidential residence, in Mexico City in August 2014.

    Mexico's new energy reforms will not only increase foreign investment, but will also help domestic firms across the economy.

  • QUITO, Aug 26- Ecuador is in talks with China Development Bank to renew a $1.5 billion credit line, the Finance Ministry said on Tuesday, saying that the funds would be used for investments to be carried out in 2015.. Ecuador's Finance Ministry did not respond to requests for more details.

  • 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.

  • *Libya loads second cargo at largest port Es Sider. LONDON, Aug 22- Brent crude oil futures drifted lower on Friday, further below $103 a barrel, as a strong dollar and plentiful supplies continued to pressure prices. "We've reached a stage where the market is looking to stabilise a bit," said Ole Hansen, senior commodity strategist at Saxo Bank.

  • Weak data on China's factory output weighed on oil prices early. NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. and Brent crude futures rose on Thursday, lifted by supportive economic data from the United States after a plentiful supply picture and Chinese economic data had earlier pressured prices.

  • HOUSTON/ CARACAS, Aug 21- Venezuela's shipments of crude oil and fuel to its allies have fallen to a five-year low as a weak economy hits its ability to uphold accords that former President Hugo Chavez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand his diplomatic clout.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. and Brent crude futures rose on Thursday, lifted by supportive economic data from the United States after a plentiful supply picture and Chinese economic data had earlier pressured prices.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. crude rose and Brent futures pared losses on Thursday, lifted by supportive economic data from the United States after a plentiful supply picture and Chinese economic data had earlier pressured prices.

  • HOUSTON/ CARACAS, Aug 21- Venezuela's shipments of crude oil and fuel to its allies have fallen to a five-year low as a weak economy hits its ability to uphold accords that former President Hugo Chavez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand his diplomatic clout.

  • FACTBOX-Venezuelan energy accords driven by Hugo Chavez Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    HOUSTON, Aug 21- Venezuela signed numerous energy deals during former President Hugo Chavez's 14 years in power, allowing countries in the Caribbean, Central America and other regions to receive oil on favorable financial terms.

  • *Saudi Arabia pumps 10 million bpd in July. The world's top two crude oil benchmarks have fallen by more than $10 a barrel since June on a build-up of supply in the Atlantic Basin and diminishing worries over the risk that conflicts in the Middle East would hit oil production.