FRANKFURT, Aug 28- European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Thursday the bloc was seeking to fill its gas storage facilities and de-escalate a row between Ukraine and Russia in order to safeguard its own gas shipments from Russia in the 2014/ 15 winter.» Read More
NEW YORK, Aug 4- Global oil trading house Arcadia and two well-known traders will pay $13 million and face three-year limits on trading benchmark U.S. crude to settle a landmark lawsuit over manipulating oil prices in 2008.. In 2011, CFTC alleged that Arcadia, a global oil trading firm owned by Norwegian billionaire John Fredriksen, its U.S.
LONDON, Aug 1- After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good.
LONDON, July 31- Supporters of natural gas promote it as a clean "bridge fuel" between the coal-and-oil dominated energy system of the present and the zero-emissions system of the future based on renewables and nuclear power. Shifting to gas is at the heart of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new rules for power plant emissions.
MOSCOW, July 31- Russia's second largest oil producer Lukoil said on Thursday it had agreed to sell 240 filling stations and six petroleum storage facilities in Ukraine to Austria's AMIC Energy Management GmbH to "optimise its asset structure".
July 30- Hess Corp said on Wednesday it would form a master limited partnership for its North Dakota oil and natural gas storage facilities and processing plants, taking advantage of a key financial trend in the energy sector to generate cash.
ISTANBUL/ LONDON, July 30- Iraqi Kurdistan's attempts to export oil independently of Baghdad hit another obstacle on Wednesday, as a Turkish energy official and industry sources said the autonomous region's pipeline to the Mediterranean has been shut for the past week.
*Demand weak in Europe and Asia but supplies ample. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. LONDON, July 28- Brent crude oil slipped towards $107 a barrel on Monday as ample supply in the Atlantic basin and weak demand in Europe and Asia outweighed worries over political tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East.
*U.S. crude stocks down 4 mln barrels, Cushing down 1.4- EIA. NEW YORK, July 23- Crude oil futures rose on Wednesday, as oil stockpiles in the United States fell more than expected and geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East persisted.
*U.S. crude stocks down 4 mln barrels, Cushing down 1.4- EIA. NEW YORK, July 23 (Reuters)- Oil futures rose on Wednesday, with U.S. crude outpacing Brent, after oil stockpiles in the United States fell more than expected. Brent crude for September delivery was up 9 cents at $107.42 a barrel at 12:59 p.m. EDT ( 1659 GMT), after slipping 35 cents in the previous session.
MEXICO CITY, July 23- Mexican state oil giant Pemex said on Wednesday that work at most of its Ciudad Madero refinery in northern Mexico had been halted while it tried to contain an ongoing blaze in a storage tank.
HOUSTON, July 16- Plains All American may build new pipelines dedicated solely to a very light form of crude oil known as condensate in parts of the Permian Basin in West Texas as output increases, an executive of the U.S. company said this week.
*Large eastern ports restart not seen before August. TRIPOLI/ LONDON, July 16- Libya will not be able to export oil through its two largest eastern ports before August, due to safety checks after a near year-long closure, a senior oil official said on Wednesday.
TRIPOLI, July 2- Libya's acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said the government had reached a deal with a rebel leader controlling oil ports to hand over the last two terminals and end a blockade that crippled the OPEC nation's petroleum industry.
BRUSSELS, June 25- The European Union's top negotiator in the gas price row between Ukraine and Russia said on Wednesday he would call Moscow as soon as possible to try to get both sides back to talks and Ukraine meanwhile should fill up its gas storage.
BAKU, June 25- Iran wants to raise gas imports from Azerbaijan almost six-fold to 2 billion cubic metres a year from a current 370 million cubic metres and to use gas storage in Azerbaijan, a source at the Azeri state energy company SOCAR told Reuters.
June 19- Midstream energy company Targa Resources Corp said on Thursday it is no longer in discussions with Energy Transfer Equity LP, the pipeline company controlled by billionaire Kelcy Warren, regarding a deal.
June 19- VTTI Energy Partners LP, an oil and gas storage and terminal company, filed with U.S. regulators on Thursday to raise up to $420 million in an initial public offering of common units. VTTI is 50 percent owned by Switzerland- based oil trader Vitol. London- based VTTI Energy listed Citigroup and J.P. Morgan as lead underwriters to the IPO.
June 19- Enbridge Energy Partners LP said it would sell a 12.6 percent interest in its natural gas midstream business to partner Midcoast Energy Partners LP for $350 million. The deal will immediately add to the earnings of Midcoast Energy, which said it would finance it with debt.
June 19- Enbridge Energy Partners LP said it would sell a 12.6 percent interest in its natural gas midstream business to partner Midcoast Energy Partners LP for $350 million. Enbridge's interest in Midcoast Operating LP will fall to 48.4 percent after the sale, the company said. Enbridge said it would use the proceeds to help fund its pipeline expansion program.
NEW YORK, June 16- A new chapter in the North American oil revolution is about to open on the Texas coast, with two major pipelines poised this summer to deliver an unprecedented influx of heavy Canadian crude to U.S. refineries- and potentially beyond.