Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Oil Prices News

Mexico President's Pemex Plans Rattle Debt-holders

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (Mexican Government photo)

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's declaration of war on "neo-liberal" economics has shaken investors holding Petroleos Mexicanos bonds, fueling concern about the future of the highly-indebted state oil company he has pledged to revive.Ratings agencies and three managers spoken to by Reuters at funds that…

Oil Rise as Global Equities Climb, Libya Output Drops

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Oil futures rose on Tuesday with the help of an increase in global stock markets, an outage reducing Libyan crude production and a gradual decrease in Russian output.Brent futures rose 45 cents, or 0.7 percent, at $60.44 a barrel by 11:58 p.m. EST (1658 GMT), while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was up 79 cents, or 1.5 percent, at $51.79.

Oil Surrenders Some of its OPEC Gains as Stock Markets Soften

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Oil eased on Monday, echoing the weakness in global stock markets and erasing some of the gains made last week when producer group OPEC and other key exporters agreed to cut their crude output from January to prevent oversupply.Brent crude oil futures fell 90 cents on the day to $60.77 a barrel by 1510 GMT, while U.S.

Oil Prices Climb on OPEC-led Cuts

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Oil prices ended more than 2 percent higher on Friday after OPEC members and allies like Russia agreed to reduce output to drain global fuel inventories and support the market, but the gains were capped by concerns that the cuts would not offset growing production.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its Russia-led allies…

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.

Oil Falls After OPEC Delays Output Decision

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Oil fell in choppy trading on Thursday after OPEC ended a key meeting having made no decision on crude output, as it prepared to debate the matter with other exporters the next day.The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met in Vienna to decide its production policy in coordination with non-OPEC producers including Russia…

Canada-US Pipelines Restart After Weather Disruptions

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Two major pipelines carrying oil from Canada to the United States resumed operations on Wednesday after brief disruptions due to power outages from severe weather in Saskatchewan, Canada, a day earlier.A number of lines on Enbridge Inc's Mainline system, which carries about 1.2 million barrels per day of crude and other liquids…

Oil Surges 5 Percent

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Oil prices jumped by more than 5 percent on Monday after the United States and China agreed to a 90-day truce in a trade dispute, and ahead of a meeting this week of the producer club OPEC that is expected to cut supply.U.S. light crude oil rose $2.92 a barrel to a high of $53.85, up 5.7 percent, before easing to around $53.00 by 1240 GMT.

After Trump Calls, Gulf OPEC Members Cover Most of Iran Oil Loss

OPEC oil supply has fallen in November from a two-year high due to U.S. sanctions on Iran, a Reuters survey found, although most of the output gap left by Iran was plugged by Saudi Arabia and the UAE in response to calls from U.S. President Donald Trump.The 15-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has pumped 33.11 million barrels per day this month…

Oil Falls as High Inventories Outweigh Likely OPEC Cuts

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Oil prices fell further on Friday as swelling inventories depressed sentiment despite widespread expectations that OPEC and Russia would agree some form of production cut next week.The two global oil benchmarks, North Sea Brent and U.S. light crude, have had their weakest month for more than 10 years in November, losing…

Saudi Energy Minister Goes to OPEC with a Weak Hand: Kemp

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, must play a bad hand of cards as well as he can at next week’s meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers in Vienna.Falih’s challenge is to get other countries on board with output cuts to avert another crash in oil prices next year while disguising the kingdom’s diminishing…

BP and Equinor Spending Steady

Equinor CEO Eldar Saetre (Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland / Equinor)

The spending plans of oil majors BP and Equinor are unaffected by the more than 25 percent drop in oil prices since early October, their CEOs said on Wednesday.Oil and gas companies were boosted over the first nine months of the year by a recovery in crude prices as years of cost cuts started to kick in. But the drop…

Oil Prices Steady Near Year Lows Ahead of G20 and OPEC

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Oil prices steadied on Tuesday, depressed by record Saudi production but supported by expectations that oil exporters would agree to cut output at an OPEC meeting next week.Brent crude oil was up 10 cents a barrel at $60.58 by 1445 GMT, not far above a 13-month low of $58.41 reached on Friday. U.S. light crude was up…

Petronas Q3 Profit Jumps 43%

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Malaysian state-owned energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad, or Petronas, on Tuesday said it will increase its dividend payout to the government after its third-quarter net profit jumped on higher revenue and oil prices.The new administration led by Mahathir Mohamad is relying more on Petronas - a significant contributor…

Petronas Sets Up Team for Renewables Push

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Malaysian state-owned oil and gas firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad, or Petronas, has set up a new business within the group to make a push into renewable energy, the head of the new venture said on Tuesday.Petronas has expressed interest over the last year to diversify into renewables amid low oil prices. In March, Chief…

DNO Makes Hostile Bid for Faroe Petroleum

Norway's DNO has launched a hostile bid to buy all of Faroe Petroleum in a deal valuing the London-listed company at around 608 million pounds ($781 million), sending Faroe shares up by a quarter.DNO, which already owns 28 percent of Aberdeen-based Faroe, returned to the North Sea last year after years of expansion in the Middle East focusing on Iraqi Kurdistan…

Oil Breaks Above $60

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Oil rose above $60 a barrel on Monday, recovering some of the previous session's near-7 percent fall, although uncertainty over global economic growth limited the gains.Brent crude futures rose $1.84 to $60.64 a barrel by 1445 GMT, while U.S. futures gained $1.47 to $51.89 a barrel after Friday's sell-off, which saw…

Big Oil Digs North Sea's 'Final Frontier'

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"Little hope of THIS rock ever producing oil," BP geologist Bill Senior scribbled in 1977 on a note assessing a recent oil discovery in a distant corner of the North Sea.That same rock is today the heart of BP's prized Clair field in the West of Shetland region, which this week started its second phase of production.The…

Crude Oil Inventory Update

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Crude inventory build has reared its head again. And fears of an oil glut returning have sent oil prices south.According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), OECD oil stocks increased by 58.1 million barrels in Q3 2018, the largest gain since 2015. The agency in November said OECD oil holdings are likely to exceed the five-year average when October data are finalized.Looking forward…

Oil Rebounds After Prior Session's Slide

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Oil prices rose almost $2 a barrel on Wednesday, bouncing from the lowest levels in months, after U.S. government data showed strong demand for refined fuel, but concerns remained over rising global crude supply.Brent crude futures gained $1.55 to $64.08 a barrel, a 2.5 percent gain, by 1:12 p.m. EST (1812 GMT). U.S.