HOUSTON, Dec 20- California gasoline's differential climbed in the Los Angeles wholesale market on Friday after a refinery in the area reported a malfunction, traders said. December-delivery CARBOB gasoline in Los Angeles rose 3.75 cents a gallon to 4 cents a gallon below the price for the January RBOB gasoline contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange.» Read More
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?
*North Sea restart, Iran comments ease supply concern. NEW YORK, Aug 7- Oil slid for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, driven lower by an expected increase in North Sea crude output next month and by worries about how soon the Federal Reserve will end its U.S. economic stimulus.
The U.S. is now the largest exporter of petroleum products. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on the growing demand for refined energy.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis takes a look at American companies looking to cash in on increased demand for refined products.
The important part was this genuine acknowledgement here that the RFS2 mandate system really has a significant problem and that problem will become really exacerbated in 2014, " Philip Rinaldi, CEO of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest refiner on the populous U.S. East Coast, said in an interview.
*Iran's leader reaches out to U.S., vows to resolve nuclear row. SINGAPORE, Aug 7- Brent crude futures slipped on Wednesday towards $108, dropping for a fourth straight day, as supply worries eased and on caution ahead of data from China and the United States, the world's two top oil consumers.
SINGAPORE, Aug 7- U.S. crude futures rose in early Asian trade on Wednesday on hopes of a revival in demand growth in the United States, the world's largest oil consumer, following a steeper-than-expected drawdown in stocks. U.S. oil gained 15 cents to $105.45 a barrel by 0024 GMT, after settling $1.26 lower at $105.30 and hitting an intrasession low of $104.86.