LIMA, Dec 7- Peru's state oil company would be allowed to privatize up to 49 percent of Petroperu through share offerings on the local stock market under a bill soon to be submitted to Congress, a top official said on Saturday.» Read More
*Investors worry Egypt unrest could spill into producer nations. NEW YORK, Aug 15- Oil prices rose on both sides of the Atlantic, and Brent hit a four-month high on Thursday on fears that escalating violence in Egypt could affect the Suez Canal or spread across the Middle East, where supplies already face disruptions.
*Investors worry Egypt unrest could spill into producer nations. NEW YORK, Aug 15- Brent oil prices hit a four-month high on Thursday on fears escalating violence in Egypt could affect the Suez Canal or spread across the Middle East, where supplies already face disruption.
NEW DELHI, Aug 15- An Indian ship carrying Iraqi crude has been detained by Iran in its territorial waters due to pollution concerns, the head of the refiner buying the oil and India's shipping directorate said on Thursday. Iraq was India's biggest supplier of crude in June, pipping Saudi Arabia for the top slot with exports of 606,000 barrels per day.
*Deputy oil minister-output 600,000 bpd vs 680,000 Tuesday. LONDON/ TRIPOLI, Aug 14- Libya said on Wednesday its crude oil output, much of which has been paralysed for more than two weeks by labour unrest, had fallen again as new problems appeared at oilfields.
*Egypt enters state of emergency. (Adds details on Egypt, updates prices, changes byline, dateline (pvs LONDON). "Fresh headlines out of Egypt are the primary concern right now," said Stephen Schork, editor of The Schork Report in Villanova, Pennsylvania.
*Libya unable to give clear indication on Sept loadings. *BoA Merrill Lynch says oil could spike over $120 on Libya. LONDON, Aug 14- Brent crude oil prices slipped toward $109 a barrel on Wednesday as investors booked profits from a recent rally but concerns over Middle East supply disruptions and a reduction in U.S. oil stockpiles supported prices.
TOKYO, Aug 14- U.S. crude futures fell on Wednesday as investors took profits after three sessions of gains, but worries over supplies from OPEC nations Libya and Iraq supported prices. *NYMEX crude for September delivery was down 35 cents at $106.48 a barrel by 0020 GMT, after finishing 72 cents higher on Tuesday.
CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 13- Suncor Energy Inc, Canada's largest integrated oil company, said on Tuesday it was treating water from a roadside ditch near its refinery in Sarnia, Ontario, after the chemical benzene was found in two water samples.
BUENOS AIRES, Aug 12- Argentina's state-controlled energy company, YPF, said on Monday second-quarter recurring profit rose 31 percent from a year earlier, and the company also disclosed a multimillon-peso charge related to an adverse arbitration ruling. At that time, YPF was controlled by Spain's Repsol.
TRIPOLI/ LONDON, Aug 12- Striking security guards reimposed a two-week-old shutdown at Libya's two biggest crude export terminals on Monday, hours after they had reopened, and more oilfields closed in a wave of protest that is propping up world oil prices.
NEW DELHI, Aug 12- India's Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd said on Monday it expects to receive an Iranian oil cargo by the end of this week, the firm's first purchase from the sanctions-hit nation since April.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 9- Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA on Friday reported second-quarter profit of 6.20 billion reais, reversing a year-earlier loss after an accounting rule change allowed it to avoid $3.5 billion in non-cash, exchange-rate charges.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 9- Brazil's state-controlled oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, will likely report a profit in the second quarter, reversing a year-earlier loss that was its first in 13 years, according to a Thomson Reuters poll of analysts.
WASHINGTON, Aug 9- With his blunt assertion that Canada could do more to cut emissions, President Barack Obama raised doubts about whether the United States will approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The question is: What exactly does Canada need to do?
BEIJING, Aug 9- China's factory output grew in July at its fastest pace since the start of the year, adding to a run of data suggesting the world's second-largest economy may be stabilising after more than two years of slumping growth.
LONDON, Aug 8- Unrest that has already slashed Libya's oil output to the lowest levels since the 2011 civil war and more than halved its exports is now spreading, with serious implications for its economy, foreign companies and consumers of crude.
*India may provide 20 bln rupees as "facility/sovereign guarantee". NEW DELHI, Aug 8- India is thinking of providing a 20 billion rupee state guarantee to back local insurance for refineries that use Iranian oil and therefore cannot get foreign cover due to Western sanctions, an industry source said.
BEIJING, Aug 8- Surprisingly firm rebounds in China's exports and imports in July offered some hope that the world's second-largest economy might be stabilising after more than two years of slowing growth, although an imminent rebound still looks unlikely.
BEIJING, Aug 8- China's imports of crude and iron ore rebounded from multi-month lows to hit record highs in July, as more raw materials were shipped in to rebuild depleted stocks, amid tentative signs of stabilising activity in the world's second-largest economy.
--Clyde Russell is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.--. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 8- Will record imports of crude oil, iron ore and soybeans in July force a re-think of the consensus view that the China- led commodity boom is largely over, or is this just a one-month blip that can be dismissed?