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Oil and Gas Oil and Gas Refining

  • *OPEC, allies extend production cuts through March 2018. SINGAPORE, May 26- The OPEC- led decision to extend a production cut to March 2018 disappointed financial investors, prompting an exit from oil futures markets, while refiners in Asia were mostly concerned with whether it meant they would need to go hunting for crude. "This is a declaration of a strong will of...

  • BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, May 26- As OPEC extends production cuts in a bid to tighten the oil market, China's independent refiners- awash with crude and facing disappointing local demand- are poised to slow purchases of oil for at least the next two months. The move by China's so-called "teapots", a key driver of the country's crude appetite, will stir concerns about demand...

  • HOUSTON, May 25- Saudi Aramco plans to spend $18 billion over the next five years to expand its operations in the Americas, focusing on its U.S. oil refining subsidiary Motiva Enterprises, Motiva said on Thursday. Motiva became a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco on May 1 with the split of a 19- year partnership between Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell Plc..

  • NEW YORK, May 25- Oil traders and analysts are expecting large volumes of crude to draw from storage tanks across the United States in coming weeks, in what would be the most tangible sign of an inventory overhang reduction that has punished prices over the last two years. Supplies have remained stubbornly high for months, disappointing traders who were...

  • NEW YORK, May 25- U.S. gasoline retailers stocked up on fuel sold in New York Harbor Thursday ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, traders said, marking a bullish start for the critical summer driving season. A lack of product coming into New York harbor from Europe tightened inventories, said Andrew Lebow, senior partner at Commodity Research Group in Darien,...

  • May 24- U.S. crude oil inventories fell for the seventh straight week as refiners processed a near record amount of crude last week, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday, even as gasoline and distillate stockpiles also dipped. At 516.3 million barrels, U.S. crude inventories were the smallest since mid-February, a sign that OPEC's efforts to...

  • *OPEC- led cuts initially agreed for six months to June. That's the question OPEC and oil markets are grappling with before Thursdays meeting of producer countries in Vienna. The cuts were initially agreed to run during the first half of 2017. OPEC and other producers, including Russia, are now expected to agree to extend the deal on Thursday, possibly for nine more...

  • *OPEC- led cuts initially agreed for six months to June. That's the question OPEC and oil markets are grappling with before Thursdays meeting of producer countries in Vienna. The cuts were initially agreed to run during the first half of 2017. OPEC and other producers, including Russia, are now expected to agree to extend the deal on Thursday, possibly for nine more...

  • *OPEC- led cuts initially agreed for six months to June. That's the question OPEC and oil markets are grappling with before Thursdays meeting of producer countries in Vienna. The cuts were initially agreed to run during the first half of 2017. OPEC and other producers, including Russia, are now expected to agree to extend the deal on Thursday, possibly for nine more...

  • *OPEC- led cuts initially agreed for six months to June. That's the question OPEC and oil markets are grappling with before Thursdays meeting of producer countries in Vienna. The cuts were initially agreed to run during the first half of 2017. OPEC and other producers, including Russia, are now expected to agree to extend the deal on Thursday, possibly for nine more...

  • HOUSTON, May 23- Saudi Aramco plans an investment of up to $30 billion in its U.S. subsidiary Motiva Enterprsies LLC, the company said in an announcement at a business summit in Saudi Arabia. The company said that $12 billion would be the initial investment in a project to expand refining capacity at Motiva's Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, already the largest in the...

  • LONDON, May 22- U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group is suing a group of its insurers over $400 million worth of oil it claims it lost when Morocco's sole refinery went bankrupt two years ago, court documents show. Carlyle claims in a suit filed in the United District Court for the Southern District of New York that insurance underwriters led by Mitsui Sumitomo...

  • *Eyes W. Africa, Iran for potential partners. CAPE TOWN, May 19- South Africa, a net importer of refined oil products, is looking to West Africa and the Middle East, including Iran, for potential partners on a new refinery project, energy ministry officials said on Friday. The acting director general at the ministry of energy Tseliso Maqubela told Reuters after a...

  • LONDON, May 18- Nigeria's state oil company is in the final stage of signing $6 billion worth of deals to exchange more than 300,000 barrels per day of crude oil for imported gasoline and diesel, sources with direct knowledge of the process told Reuters. The contracts, which come three months later than expected, include three more pairs of companies than last year,...

  • LONDON, May 18- Nigeria's state oil company is in the final stage of signing $6 billion worth of deals to exchange more than 300,000 barrels per day of crude oil for imported gasoline and diesel, sources with direct knowledge of the process told Reuters. The contracts, which come three months later than expected, include three more pairs of companies than last year,...

  • LONDON, May 18- Mining and commodities trading group Glencore is jumping into Mexico's recently opened energy sector, one of the hottest investment tickets in the industry, by setting up a retail station franchise and fuel supply deal with local group Corporacion G500 SAPI, it said on Thursday. Mexico abolished in 2013 state oil firm Pemex's decades-old...

  • CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela/ CARACAS, May 17- P ockets of oil-rich Venezuela were suffering gasoline shortages on Wednesday as the OPEC nation's ageing refineries faced more operational problems and protests blocked some deliveries. Venezuela, which has the world's cheapest gasoline, has been plagued by intermittent fuel shortages in recent months as its oil...

  • *Prospects of OPEC- led supply cut deal extension supports prices. New York, May 17- Oil prices rose on Wednesday after U.S. government data showed a decline in domestic crude inventories and strong refining activity in the world's largest oil consumer, ahead of next week's meeting of major oil producers. Brent crude rose 87 cents and stood at $52.52 per barrel by...

  • May 17- U.S. crude oil inventories fell for a sixth straight week, as OPEC efforts to reduce supply appear to be coming to fruition ahead of the cartel's upcoming meeting next week, while gasoline and distillate stocks also dropped. Traders and investors have grown increasingly concerned about a supply glut several months into the deal between the Organization...

  • NEW DELHI, May 17- Iraq replaced Saudi Arabia as top crude supplier to India in April as refiners moved to boost their processing margins by purchasing the cheaper Basra Heavy oil grade, ship tracking and Thomson Reuters trade flow data showed. India's April imports from Iraq topped 1 million barrels per day for the first time, up by about a third from March and 8...