Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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Oil Surges 5 pct as OPEC Agrees Output Cut

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Oil prices jumped more than 5 percent on Friday as big Middle East producers in OPEC agreed to reduce output to drain global fuel inventories and support the market.Benchmark Brent crude oil rose $3.26 a barrel to a high of $63.32 by 1355 GMT. In early trade, Brent had fallen below $60 when it looked as if oil exporters might not agree.U.S. light crude rose $2.62 to a high of…

Russian and Saudi Energy Ministers to Meet at G20

Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak will meet his Saudi counterpart at the G20 summit in Argentina and discuss an oil output reduction in 2019, RIA news agency cited Novak as saying on Friday.He was also reported to have said that Russia's 2019 oil output is expected at the same level as this year but could be adjusted, depending on a deal between OPEC and non-OPEC members.Producer group OPEC and its allies are meeting in Vienna next week to discuss oil product

Oil Slips as Pessimism Over Supply Resurfaces Despite OPEC Pledge

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Oil fell on Monday, surrendering earlier gains as investors weighed up the effectiveness of a potential cut in supply from OPEC and possibly other exporters in the face of rapidly rising global output.Brent crude futures were down $1.04 at $65.72 a barrel at 1447 GMT, having retreated from a session high of $67.64. WTI crude futures fell $1.03 to $55.43 a barrel.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries…

Russia's Novak Plans to Sign OPEC Partnership Deal

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Monday that the country was planning to sign a partnership agreement with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and that it would be discussed at OPEC's December 6 meeting.(Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

Lukoil: No Need to Cut Output in 2019

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Russia's Lukoil sees no need to cut crude output in 2019, CEO Vagit Alekperov said on Monday, as global producers discuss the situation in oil markets.Russia is part of a group of OPEC and non-OPEC oil-producing nations that teamed up two years ago in an effort to rebalance the market. The group first decided to cut output but changed course in June as prices spiked on fears of a shortage.On Monday…

Rosneft Snubs Government Oil Meeting

Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin, a critic of OPEC and long-standing ally of President Vladimir Putin (File photo: Rosneft)

Russia's largest oil firm, Rosneft, snubbed a meeting chaired by Energy Minister Alexander Novak on Thursday aimed at consulting domestic energy companies as leading global producers signal a possible cut in crude output.A return to oil production curbs by OPEC and its allies next year cannot be ruled out, two sources in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said on Wednesday…

Russia's Novak: Not Aware of any Eni Withdrawal from Rosneft Projects

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday he was not aware of any decision by Italy's ENI to suspend its involvement in any Rosneft projects.Earlier on Wednesday, Interfax news agency reported that the two oil majors were discussing the terms of a suspension of their joint hydrocarbon projects in the Barents Sea, citing an unnamed Russian government official.Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; Writing by Polina Ivanova

Russia sees hard-to-recover oil output rising 10 percent in 2018

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Production of hard-to-recover oil in Russia is expected to rise by 10 percent to 43 million tonnes (860,000 barrels per day) this year, boosted by tax incentives, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Pavel Sorokin said in an interview.He also said the government had no immediate plan to reduce oil exports in order to curb an increase in domestic fuel prices.Russia is pinning its hopes on hard-to-recover oil, hidden beneath non-porous rocks, as conventional oil reserves in

Russia's Energy Minister: High Oil Prices Benefit No One

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Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told Rossiya state TV that high oil prices are not beneficial to anyone, after the OPEC and non-OPEC group of oil-producing countries ruled out any immediate increase in crude output."All countries should aim to reach one goal: a balance of demand and supply. High oil prices are not beneficial to anyone," Novak said in an interview recorded…

U.S. Energy Secretary to Russia: Joint Work Could Help Market Stability

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday he had told his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak in talks in Moscow that Washington and Moscow could work together as leading energy producers to ensure global market stability.Perry said he told Novak that both the United States and Russia were interested in the market remaining competitive and that their interests overlapped in the energy sphere.Reporting by Katya Golubkova Writing by Tom Balmforth

Oil Approaches $80 a Barrel

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The oil price rallied towards its highest level this year on Wednesday, after a drop in U.S. crude inventories and as the prospect of the loss of Iranian supply added to concerns over the delicate balance between consumption and production.Brent crude futures were last up 41 cents on the day at $79.47 a barrel by 1323 GMT, having touched a session peak of $79.66, the highest since late May, when the price pushed above $80. U.S.

Oil Rises as U.S. Sanctions on Iran Squeeze Supply

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Oil prices rose about $1 a barrel on Tuesday as U.S. sanctions squeezed Iranian crude exports, tightening global supply despite efforts by Washington to get other producers to increase output.Brent crude futures rose $1.13 to $78.50 a barrel, a 1.5 percent gain, by 10:48 a.m. EDT (1448 GMT).U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude gained $1.10, or 1.6 percent, at $68.64 a barrel.WTI's discount to Brent <CL-LCO1=R> widened to as much as $10.38 a barrel…

Russia's Novak to Meet with U.S. Counterpart Perry

Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak will meet with his U.S. counterpart Rick Perry on Thursday to discuss the situation on global oil and gas markets, Russia's Energy Ministry said in a statement on Monday.Novak and Perry will also discuss the activities of Russian companies in the United States and of U.S. companies in Russia, the statement said. Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; Writing by Andrey Kuzmin

Russia's Rosneft More Than Triples Q2 Net Profit

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Russia's Rosneft more than triples Q2 net profit, shares hit recordRussia's largest oil producer Rosneft said on Tuesday its second-quarter net profit more than tripled to 228 billion roubles ($3.6 billion) on higher production and prices, pushing its shares to an all-time peak.Rosneft, in which Qatar is set to become the third-largest shareholder after the Russian state and BP…

Oil Prices Ease, but Brent Still Set for Weekly Gain

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Oil prices eased on Friday but Brent was still set to record a weekly gain helped by easing trade tensions and Saudi Arabia's decision to halt crude transport through a key shipping lane.Brent futures were down 9 cents at $74.45 a barrel by 1349 GMT but on track for the first weekly increase in four.U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures were 25 cents down at $69.37 and set for…

Ice-Breaking LNG Carrier Vladimir Rusanov First Call at PetroChina LNG Jiangsu Terminal

China COSCO Shipping, Executive Vice President, Sun Jiakang (first from left) PAO Novatek, Chairman of the Management Board Leonid Mikhelson (second from left) Director of the National Energy Administration of China, Nur Bekri (fourth from left) Minister of Energy of Russia, Alexander Novak (fourth from right) CNPC, Board Director, President, Zhang Jianhua (third from right) MOL, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Takeshi Hashimoto (first from right). Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that the Ice-Breaking LNG Carrier "Vladimir Rusanov", which is jointly owned by MOL and China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited for the Yamal LNG project, made its first call at PetroChina LNG Jiangsu Terminal in China on 17 July.A ceremony celebrating this milestone was held on 19 July.At the end of March 2018, the vessel started transportation services for LNG produced by the Yamal LNG plant at Sabetta port in Russia.

Oil Prices Dip as Markets Eye Potential Supply Increases

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Oil prices fell on Monday as concerns about supply disruptions eased and Libyan ports resumed export activities, while traders eyed potential supply increases by Russia and other oil producers.Brent crude futures were down 26 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $75.07 a barrel at 0057 GMT.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was down 27 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $70.74 a barrel.Supply…

OPEC Strives for New Deal as Iran Wary of Output Hike

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OPEC's leader Saudi Arabia and Russia were trying on Thursday to convince fellow oil producers to raise output from July to meet rising global demand, with Iran still signalling it would support only a modest increase in supply.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets on Friday to decide output policy amid calls from top consumers such as the United States…

Oil Slips On U.S./China Trade Dispute, OPEC Supply Outlook

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Oil fell on Tuesday ahead of a possible increase in OPEC crude supply, and as an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China unleashed sharp selloffs in many global markets.Brent crude futures eased 60 cents, or 0.8 percent, to $74.74 a barrel by 11:31 a.m. EDT (1531 GMT), while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell $1.01, or 1.6 percent, to $64.84…

Oil Falls $2 a Barrel Ahead of OPEC Meeting

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Oil prices fell sharply Friday, with benchmark Brent crude dropping more than $2 a barrel ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna next week as two of the world's biggest producers, Saudi Arabia and Russia, indicated they were prepared to increase output.Brent crude oil fell $2.15 a barrel to $73.79 by 10:56 a.m. EDT [1556 GMT]. U.S. light crude was $1.77 lower at $65.12 a barrel. Brent crude is on track to end the week down more than 3 percent, while U.S.