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  • TRIPOLI, Jan 26- Oil output from Libya, where ports and oilfields have been shut due to fighting, has fallen to 363,000 barrels a day with exports at about 200,000, the oil minister appointed by forces in control of the capital Tripoli told Reuters. Its oil minister, Mashallah Zwai, told Reuters in an interview that Libya is producing 362,780 bpd of oil, showing a...

  • HOUSTON, Jan 21- Leading pipeline company Kinder Morgan Inc will buy Hiland Partners, a pipeline and logistics company founded by Continental Resources Inc Chief Executive Officer Harold Hamm, for $3 billion, the company said on Wednesday. Hiland Partners builds and operates oil gathering and transportation pipelines and natural gas gathering and...

  • Kinder Morgan to buy Hiland Partners for $3 billion Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    HOUSTON, Jan 21- Kinder Morgan Inc will buy Hiland Partners, a pipeline and logistics company founded by Continental Resources Inc Chief Executive Officer Harold Hamm, for $3 billion, the company said on Wednesday. Hiland Partners builds and operates oil gathering and transportation pipelines and natural gas gathering and processing systems primarily in...

  • BEIJING/ YANGON, Jan 20- A crude oil pipeline and a deep sea port meant to secure an alternative route for Chinese imports overland through Myanmar are set to open at the end of January, but an affiliated refinery in China is months away from completion, sources said. The finished development should help ease China's reliance on shipments via the narrow and...

  • *Older tankers being booked to store oil, boon for owners. *Last oil storage play seen in 2009. LONDON, Jan 13- Some of the world's biggest oil traders have booked supertankers to store at least 25 million barrels at sea in recent days, seeking to take advantage of the crash in crude prices and make a profit down the line.

  • Oil traders to store millions of barrels at sea Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 6:24 PM ET
    Oil tanker at the Port of Long Beach, Calif.

    Some of the world's biggest oil traders have booked supertankers to store at least 25 million barrels at sea, to take advantage of lower prices.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- Oil prices fell by up 3 percent to near six-year lows on Tuesday, with Brent briefly trading at par to U.S. crude for the first time in three months as some traders moved to take advantage of ample storage space in the United States. Brent was down $1.48 at $45.95 a barrel by 1850 GMT, after falling to $45.19, its lowest since March 2009.

  • *Older tankers being booked to store oil, boon for owners. *Last oil storage play seen in 2009. LONDON, Jan 13- Some of the world's biggest oil traders have booked supertankers to store at least 25 million barrels at sea in recent days, seeking to take advantage of the crash in crude prices and make a profit down the line.

  • Oil prices near 6-year lows: Analyst   Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Oil prices near 6-year lows: Analyst

    The oil price is nearing a 6-year low. Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, says markets are looking for "a turning point" in oil production and it will end up being non-OPEC countries that cut supplies.

  • China is stocking up on oil   Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    China is stocking up on oil

    Gareth Lewis-Davies, senior oil strategist at BNP Paribas, says that China is building up a strategic stock of oil, and that low prices provide a "good opportunity to dip into the market and accelerate purchases."

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Jan 13- The rise in China's imports of crude oil above 7 million barrels per day for the first time looks impressive, but is it likely to be sustained? In a rare announcement, China said on Nov. 20 it had filled the first phase of its strategic petroleum reserve, which holds about 91 million barrels, enough for...

  • BEIJING, Jan 13- China imported a record 7.15 million barrels of crude oil a day in December, customs data showed on Tuesday, as the world's second largest oil consumer took advantage of low oil prices to fill its strategic reserves. China imported 30.37 million tonnes of crude oil for the month, the data showed, just shy of earlier estimates by Thomson Reuters Oil...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 12- The U.S. oil storage trade is back- and may be bigger than ever. Six years ago, the financial crisis led to a sudden surplus of oil and a collapse in prices, spurring a classic low-risk trade that's set to make a comeback: buying crude to store in onshore tanks or floating tankers, since oil costs $8 a barrel less now than what futures buyers will pay in a year.

  • So long sacred cow! Gas tax builds momentum Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    The gas prices are advertised outside the Costco store in Westminster, Colorado, December 2, 2014.

    A twist of fate has made slumping gas prices fuel a discussion once thought to be anathema in a Republican-led Congress: higher gas taxes.

  • How to stem oil free fall   Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    How to stem oil free fall

    In order to stem the free fall in oil prices, one of three key things must be done, says Sabine Schels, a commodity strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.

  • UPDATE 3-Oil hits 5-1/2-year lows on supply glut Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 3:36 AM ET

    Russia's oil output hit a post-Soviet high last year, averaging 10.58 million barrels per day, up 0.7 percent thanks to small non-state producers, Energy Ministry data showed. But oil producer group OPEC has decided not to cut output, opting to let the market find its own level. Brent crude for February dropped as low as $55.25 a barrel, its weakest since May 2009,...

  • U.S. crude slid as low as $51.40 a barrel on Monday, its lowest since May 2009, and at 0535 GMT was at $51.60 a barrel, still down $1.09. February Brent crude dropped as low as $55.36 a barrel, also its lowest since May 2009, before edging back to $55.51, down 91 cents. "Oil demand is unlikely be robust this year when we look at the state of economies in China, Japan and Europe,"...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 5- U.S. crude and Brent futures dropped to fresh 5-1/ 2- year lows on Monday as worries about a surplus of global supplies amid weak demand continued to drag on oil markets. U.S. crude slid as low as $51.40 a barrel, its lowest since May 2009, and at 0312 GMT was just a tick above that at $51.59 a barrel, still down $1.10. February Brent crude dropped as low as...

  • SEOUL, Jan 2- U.S. crude futures rose over $54 a barrel on the first trading day of 2015 in Asia, supported by last week's larger-than-expected fall in U.S. crude stocks but inventories at the oil hub at Cushing, Oklahoma, grew, keeping prices depressed. *U.S. crude gained 80 cents a barrel at $54.07 as of 2346 GMT after it fell 85 cents to settle at $53.27 a barrel on the last...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 31- Oil prices continued to decline on Wednesday as investors digested a government report showing slowly growing demand and an increasing supply glut at the U.S. oil storage hub at Cushing, Oklahoma. The Energy Information Association released data showing a larger than expected drop in the U.S. crude oil inventory, but a large build at Cushing,...