Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Saudi Arabia News

Ampelmann Strengthens Foothold in the Middle East

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Ampelmann, the global leader in offshore access solutions, has opened its second office in the Middle East in a move to further expand its presence in the region. The office in Dubai (UAE) will be manned by Tim Mulders as Business Developer.Together…

Oil Slumps to One-year Low

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Oil's slide accelerated on Tuesday, with U.S. futures suffering their steepest one-day loss in more than three years due to ongoing worries about weakening global demand and oversupply.U.S. futures closed down 7.1 percent, for a record 12th straight decline and the lowest since November 2017.

Venezuela Hoping to Raise Oil Output

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Venezuela is hoping to steeply raise oil output next year but will respect any new deal if OPEC agrees to reduce output from December, Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said on Sunday.The south American OPEC nation's current oil output is 1.5 million…

Oil Rises as Saudi Arabia Seeks to Tackle Oversupply

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Oil prices rose on Monday after Saudi Arabia said OPEC and its partners believed demand was softening enough to warrant an output cut of 1 million barrels per day next year.Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, said on Sunday it would…

Oil Gains after Saudi Paves the Way for an Output Cut

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Oil rose by more than 1 percent on Monday, set for its largest one-day increase in a month after Saudi Arabia said OPEC and its partners believed demand was softening enough to warrant an output cut of 1 million barrels per day.Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter…

Saudi Aramco, ADNOC to Cooperate on LNG

Saudi Aramco and ADNOC MoU signing ceremony. Photo: Saudi Aramco

The state-owned energy giants of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Aramco and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), signed a cooperation deal to explore potential areas for mutual collaboration in the LNG value chain aimed at bolstering…

Oil Down After Trump Urges OPEC Not to Cut Supply

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Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump put pressure on OPEC not to cut supply to prop up the market.Brent dropped $1.97 a barrel, or 2.8 percent, to a low of $68.15 before recovering to around $68.52, down $1.60, by 1420 GMT. U.S.

New Well Testing Technology

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New technology from Schlumberger delivers well testing performance data in real-time.Schlumberger has introduced well testing live performance technology at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC). The new technology…

Oil Up as U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iran

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Oil prices recovered some ground on Monday after five days of heavy losses as the United States imposed a range of punitive sanctions on Iran, aiming to curb exports by the Islamic Republic, including its sales of fuel.The move is part of a wider effort by U.S.

Oil Drops as Rising Global Supply Forces Price U-Turn

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Oil neared three-month lows on Thursday, surrendering early gains as investors focused on global crude supply, which is increasing more quickly than many had expected.Chinese data earlier in the day that showed record oil imports offered some temporary…

Higher US Export, Lower Fleet Growth Aid LPG Exports

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The Middle East is the most active export market of LPG exports on very large gas carriers(VLGC), said Norway-based LPG shipping firm Avance Gas.Oslo-listed Avance Gas said in a statement that traditionally Saudi Arabia was the largest exporter…

Oil Falls as U.S. Crude Enters 'Bear Market'

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Oil prices fell to multi-month lows on Friday as global supply increased and investors worried about the impact on fuel demand of lower economic growth and trade disputes.Benchmark Brent crude fell below $70 a barrel for the first time since early April…

Russian Energy Firms Discuss Cooperation Saudi Aramco Chief

 Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Amin Nasser (Photo: Saudi Aramco)

The head of Russian oil giant Rosneft, Igor Sechin, and Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Amin Nasser held talks in Moscow on Friday on areas for cooperation, Rosneft said.Rosneft, the world's largest-listed oil producer by output, said in a brief statement…

US Aims to Be Key Source of Global Energy Supplies

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The United States will become a key source of energy supplies to meet growing demand globally, with innovation in technology and financing set to boost U.S. oil and gas production in the next decade, the country's top energy diplomat said."In the next 5-10 years…

Oil Prices Fall 2% on Rising Supply and Trade War

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Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Tuesday on signs of rising supply and concerns that global economic activity and fuel demand would be hit by a deepening U.S.-China trade dispute.Benchmark Brent crude oil fell by $2.25 a barrel to a low of $75.09 before recovering slightly to around $75.50…

Trump Hopes OPEC Won't Cut Production

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he hoped there would be no oil output reductions, after Saudi Arabia said OPEC was considering cutting oil supply next year, citing softening demand."Hopefully, Saudi Arabia and OPEC will not be cutting oil production.

Oil Prices Fall as Global Supply Rises

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Oil prices fell for a third day on Wednesday on evidence of rising global supply despite the imposition of U.S. sanctions next week that are already curbing Iranian crude supply.Benchmark Brent crude oil was down 40 cents at $75.51 a barrel by 1410 GMT.

Bahrain's Oil Company Targets $1 Bln Through Dual-tranche Bond

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Bahrain's state-owned oil company Nogaholding plans to raise $1 billion through a dual-tranche U.S.

Oil Exports from Iraqi Southern Ports Slide

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Iraq's oil exports from southern ports on the Gulf averaged 3.469 million barrels per day (bpd) in October, lower than the September average, the oil ministry said on Thursday.Iraq exported 3.560 million bpd of crude oil in September.Iraqi oil executives told Reuters on Wednesday exports were down from t

ADES Acquires 12 Rigs From Weatherford In Kuwait

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Drilling company Ades International Holding has bought 12 onshore rigs from Weatherford in Kuwait for $ 123 million.The oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) said in a press release that the…