Monday, September 24, 2018

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Oil Falls on Weaker Economic Outlook, U.S. Stocks Rise

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A weaker global economic growth outlook and a report of rising U.S. crude inventories weighed on oil prices on Wednesday, even as U.S. sanctions threatened to curb Iranian crude supplies.Benchmark Brent crude oil was down 60 cents a barrel at $71.86 by 1325 GMT. U.S. light crude fell $1.02 a barrel to a low of $66.02, before recovering slightly to around $66.30…

Oil Prices Jump as Gulf of Mexico Rigs Evacuated

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Oil prices rose sharply on Tuesday after the evacuation of two Gulf of Mexico oil platforms in preparation for a hurricane.U.S. light crude rose $1.60 a barrel from Friday's close to a peak of $71.40, its highest since mid-July, before easing slightly to around $71.15 by 1140 GMT. U.S. markets were closed on Monday for Labor Day.Benchmark Brent crude…

Oil Gains From Dollar Weakness

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Oil rose on Thursday, encouraged by a weaker dollar and evidence of strong U.S. fuel demand, though demand prospects remain clouded by the turmoil engulfing emerging markets and an escalation in the U.S. trade dispute with China.Emerging market stocks, bonds and currencies have plunged in recent weeks in response to financial crises in the likes of Turkey…

Oil Up as U.S. Drilling Stalls, Iranian Sanctions Bite

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Oil prices rose on Monday as U.S. drilling stalled and investors anticipated lower supply once new U.S. sanctions against Iran's crude exports kick in from November.Brent crude oil jumped $1.09 a barrel, or 1.4 percent, to a high of $77.92, but then eased to $77.60 by 1330 GMT. U.S. light crude was 55 cents higher at $68.30."A higher oil price scenario is built on lower exports from Iran due to U.S.

Venezuela Dodges Oil Asset Seizures with Export Transfers at Sea

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Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA has limited the damage from an unprecedented slump in crude exports by transferring oil between tankers at sea and loading vessels in neighboring Cuba to avoid asset seizures.But the OPEC member nation is still fulfilling less than 60 percent of its obligations under supply deals with customers.Venezuela…

Bomin Exits Bunker Markets in Singapore, Antwerp

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The Bomin Group, a supplier of marine fuels, has announced that it will exit the bunker markets in Singapore and Antwerp.Going forward Bomin will operate from only two offices: Houston and Hamburg. The two offices will serve all Bomin customers in all German ports, the US Gulf Coast, Panama, Norfolk, and Ecuador.“The Bomin group is in…

Oil Falls as Refined Products' Stocks Rise

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Oil prices fell on Friday as a rise in stocks of refined petroleum products offset a sharp decline in U.S. crude inventories to the lowest level since 2015.Brent crude futures were down 34 cents at $76.16 a barrel by 1346 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures slipped 64 cents to $67.13 per barrel.Both contracts were set for their first weekly loss in three.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…

Oil Rises to $76 as OPEC+ Committee Sees Production Increasing

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Brent oil prices rose to near $76 a barrel on Monday as a committee monitoring a deal on oil output curbs between OPEC and non-OPEC producers saw production rising while a U.S.-China trade dispute capped gains.International Brent crude oil futures were at $76.04 per barrel at 1326 GMT, up 22 cents from their last close.U.S. West Texas…

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…

De-risking the FPSO Renaissance

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Floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs) are in the ascendancy. The total FPSO market is now expected to grow to over $117 billion by 2024. A combination of factors, such as the recovered oil price and renewed interest in deeper, more marginal new reserves, have made these vessels the understandable choice for an industry…

Dynagas LNG Partners Gets Extension of Yamal LNG TC

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Dynagas LNG Partners has entered into an agreement with Yamal Trade for the early commencement of the long term charter contract for employment of the ice class liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Yenisei River in the Yamal LNG Project. The owner and operator of LNG carriers said that pursuant to this agreement, the Yenisei River will commence operating 180 days earlier and as a result…

Oil Buoyed to Seven-week High by Evidence of Lower Supply

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Brent crude oil rose towards its highest price since early July on Tuesday, thanks to evidence of still-modest increases in output from OPEC and stronger Chinese refinery demand.Brent futures gained 29 cents to $76.50 a barrel by 1409 GMT, having touched a session peak of $76.97, the highest since July 11. U.S. crude futures fell by 13…

Oil Slips as Focus Shifts to Demand in Coming Months

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Oil prices edged lower on Monday as troubled emerging markets and trade tensions dented the outlook for fuel demand, though U.S. sanctions against Iran could mean tighter supply ahead. Brent crude futures fell 14 cents to $72.67 a barrel by 11:18 a.m. EDT (1518 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 29 cents to $67.34 a barrel.Futures have struggled to find a footing since Wednesday…

Oil Slips as Trade War Worries Outweigh Iran Sanctions

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Oil prices slipped on Friday as concerns over the impact of a global trade war depressed sentiment, although impending U.S. sanctions on Iran and falling Venezuelan output limited losses.Benchmark Brent crude oil was down 40 cents at $77.37 a barrel by 1310 GMT. U.S. light crude was 30 cents lower at $69.95.U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to withdraw from the World Trade Organization…

DNV GL Rolls-out Digital Hub in Singapore

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DNV GL has launched a digital hub in Singapore as part of the transformation of the oil and gas, maritime and energy industries toward digitalization, including increased cyber security and smart infrastructure.The new Singapore hub is called Digital Consulting and Smart Cities, and will include three teams covering smart cities, cyber…

Huisman, ATC Offer Offshore Crane Training in Singapore

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Huisman, a worldwide provider of stepchanging technical solutions, and the Australasian Training Company (ATC) signed a cooperation agreement for the joint offering of Offshore Crane Operator, Offshore Rigger, Offshore Crane Inspector and other associated training packages and competency assurance solutions. With this partnership, Huisman…

India's Small Renewables Firms Fighting Consolidation Wave

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Small to mid-sized renewable energy companies in India are starting to look like attractive takeover targets as lenders and investors withhold funds, worried by the stiff competition, weak bond markets, low tariffs and high debt besetting the sector.The small companies' difficulty in raising cash is keeping them away from government power project auctions…

Oil Stabilizes, Supported by Bullish U.S. Inventory Data

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Oil prices steadied on Thursday, supported by a bullish U.S. inventory report from the previous session even as an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China weighed on demand expectations.Brent crude oil was up 2 cents a barrel at $74.80 by 11:13 a.m. EDT [1513 GMT]. U.S. light crude was 2 cents lower at $67.84 a barrel."The…

Oil Rises as U.S. Sanctions on Iran Cloud Supply Outlook

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Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Friday, supported by signs that U.S. sanctions on Iran are already reducing global crude supply.Benchmark Brent crude oil rose $1.30 a barrel to a high of $76.03 by 1425 GMT, on track for gains of more than 5 percent this week. U.S. crude was $1.20 higher at $69.03, heading for a weekly rise of more…