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  • *He mentions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, US, France, Libya.

  • *Alberta premier sees "a lot of benefit" for province. OTTAWA, Oct 1- The premier of the oil-rich province of Alberta said she sees benefits from the proposed $15.1 billion sale of Canadian oil producer Nexen Inc to a Chinese state-owned company, but a survey published on Monday showed half the country's executives would oppose a no-strings deal.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. manufacturing unexpectedly expanded in September for the first time since May as new orders and employment picked up, but the pace of growth showed the economy was still stuck in a slow recovery. The Institute for Supply Management said on Monday its index of national factory activity rose to 51.5 from 49.6 in August.

  • By Gernot Heller and James Regan. BERLIN/ PARIS, Oct 1- Airbus parent EADS and arms group BAE Systems must restructure a $45 billion merger, a top shareholder said, as a government source threatened that Britain would block talks to create the world's biggest defence company unless its demands were met.

  • Alberta premier sees benefits in Nexen deal-report Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:30 AM ET

    Oct 1- The premier of the oil-rich province of Alberta sees benefits in the proposed sale of Nexen Inc to a Chinese state-owned company, a local newspaper reported on Monday.

  • DUBAI, Oct 1- Growth of premiums in Saudi Arabia's Islamic insurance industry has been slowing, but changes in the regulatory environment could reverse that trend in coming years.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Europe will tell the United States, Japan and Canada next week that it is acting to resolve its sovereign debt crisis, but that U.S. fiscal policy and slowing growth in Japan and China also pose risks to the global economy.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 1- Syria accused the United States, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Monday of hijacking the country's 18- month conflict between government forces and pro-democracy rebel groups by supporting "terrorism" with arms, money and foreign fighters.

  • Oil's Recent Slide: Instability, Oversupply—and Iran? Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 5:52 PM ET
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    The Saudis have moved to pump more oil, the US sits on increased crude supplies, the market has gotten edgy over Eurozone economic instability, and FedEx cut it profit outlook — all of which drove the price of oil lower for three straight days to its lowest level in over a month.

  • Commodities Next Week: Iran Sanctions Deadline Sunday

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • Arab Uprisings Threaten Peace Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 6:19 AM ET
    Arab Uprisings Threaten Peace

    Discussing growing tensions in the Middle East, and the political and economic implications of the recent uprisings, with Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment Iran analyst.

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    Saudi Arabia, the world's central bank for oil, could become a net oil importer by 2030 according to a new study by Citigroup, the international financial conglomerate.

  • Real estate developer Donald Trump blames President Obama for the rising price of oil, warning, "this country can never, ever recover" if oil prices continue to go up.

  • Saudi Struggle vs. Iran Looks Likely to Get Worse Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 3:58 PM ET
    Main roads in Riyadh are decorated with national flags and portraits of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia on February 21, 2011 amid preparations to welcome the Saudi royal back as he is expected to return home later this week after convalescing in Morocco from operations in New York, according to a source close to the oil-rich Gulf monarchy. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Saudi Arabia has gone on the offensive against Iran to protect its interests. Its involvement in Syria is the first battle in what is going to be a long conflict that will know no frontiers nor limits.

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    Of  all the major oil-producing countries in the world, only four are showing a long-term decline in production capacity by 2020.  Factors like  the recent showdown with Iran over its nuclear program are more influential, according to a Harvard University report.

  • Heading Off Threats to Global Energy Security Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 8:48 AM ET
    Locals ride a canoe past oil instalations belonging to the Mobil oil company in Bonny Island, Nigeria, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006. Militant groups using kidnappings and sabotage attacks to press their demands for a share of the region's oil wealth, which they accuse the central government of stealing, have made southern Nigeria a volatile place. (AP Photo/George Osodi)

    Michael Bagley, president of corporate intelligence firm Jellyfish Operations, and security expert Jennifer Giroux discuss how companies can plan and react in hostile environments.

  • Istanbul's Arasta Bazaar

    Though Turkey was one of several countries to receive a temporary waiver from U.S. sanctions, it is looking to Saudi Arabia and Libya for crude oil, as well as a number of other energy sources.

  • Al-Qaeda Only Partly to Blame for Yemen Oil Crisis Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 9:42 AM ET
    A flame rises from a tower at Yemen's second liquid natural gas plant in the coastal area of Balhaf.

    Disgruntled tribesman seeking more economic development are also responsible for violence against the oil industry.

  • The death of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz - the half-brother of King Abdullah and heir to the throne -  comes less than eight months after the death of Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the previous Crown Prince, and again brings to the fore the ambiguous issue of succession.

  • OPEC Keeps Oil Production Levels Unchanged Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 11:18 AM ET
    OPEC Keeps Oil Production Levels Unchanged

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports OPEC leaders agree to keep its oil production ceiling unchanged.