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OPEC pumps more despite plan to curb supply - Aug. 11, 2017

...... OPEC and other major producers including Russia agreed to reduce output in November, part of an attempt to eliminate a global oil glut and boost prices. In May, the group extended the deal to the end of March 2018. But the strength of the agreement now appears to be fading. The IEA, which monitors energy market trends for the world's richest countries, said that compliance by OPEC ......

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Wall Street bank bans some Venezuelan bonds - Aug. 11, 2017

...... amid the nation's political crisis. Credit Suisse ( CS ) is banning its bond traders from buying two specific Venezuelan bonds -- one from the government and another from the state-run oil company PDVSA, or Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. It is the first major global bank to bar its employees from dealing with certain types of Venezuelan debt. Bank officials cited Venezuela's "po ......

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What killed Stacy Ruffin? - CNN

...... observed about 1 degree Celsius of warming to average surface temperatures since the Industrial Revolution, when people started burning coal. Burning that fossil fuel, along with natural gas and oil, contributes to a build-up of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere. Those gases traps heat, warming the planet. The consequences of global warming also are well-known and observable now: Ice ......

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Exclusive: Saudi Arabia favours New York for Aramco listing despite risks - sources | Reuters

...... DUBAI/RIYADH/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia favours New York for the main foreign listing of state oil giant Aramco, even though some financial and legal advisers have recommended London as a less problematic and risky option, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. A final decision on where to stage what could be the world's largest initial public offering will be taken by Crown Prince ......

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Tullow launches oil, gas exploration in Zambia | Reuters

...... LUSAKA (Reuters) - British company Tullow Oil ( TLW.L ) on Friday started exploring for oil and gas in Zambia, Africa's No.2 copper producer, as the country pushes to diversify its economy and reduce its reliance on the industrial metal. Copper mining earns Zambia more than 70 percent of its foreign exchange but the southern African state has been trying to move into other commodities to ......

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Oil drops 1 percent as IEA sees slow market rebalancing | Reuters

...... LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices fell by one percent on Friday to their lowest in more than a week after the International Energy Agency said market rebalancing was taking time despite strong demand growth because of weak OPEC compliance with output cuts. Brent crude, the global benchmark, was at $51.42 a barrel at 0830 GMT, down 48 cents. That was down 0.9 percent from its last close and its ......

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Trump threatens Venezuela with unspecified 'military option' | Reuters

...... The assembly's election drew international condemnation and critics have said it removed any remaining checks on Maduro's power. Washington has not placed sanctions on the OPEC member's oil industry, which supplies America with about 740,000 barrels per day of oil. Venezuela possesses a stockpile of 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to military documents ......

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Trump threatens Venezuela with 'military option' | Reuters

...... on July 31 after Maduro established a constituent assembly run by his Socialist Party loyalists and cracked down on opposition figures. Washington has not placed sanctions on the OPEC member's oil industry, which supplies America with about 740,000 barrels per day of oil. Venezuela possesses a stockpile of 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to military documents ......

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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions | Reuters

...... paving the way for a possible merger between its British and European steel assets and those of Germany's Thyssenkrupp. ** Saudi Arabia favours New York for the main foreign listing of state oil giant Aramco, even though some financial and legal advisers have recommended London as a less problematic and risky option, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. ** Chinese news aggregator ......

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Trump threatens Venezuela with unspecified 'military option' | World | Reuters

...... Hugo Chavez, can bring peace and prosperity to Venezuela, which is suffering from an economic collapse and widespread hunger. Washington has not placed sanctions on the OPEC member's oil industry, which supplies America with about 740,000 barrels per day of oil. Venezuela possesses a stockpile of 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to military documents ......

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Selloff in stocks takes a breather; gold and yen tick up | Reuters

...... than two-month high, spot gold XAU= last added 0.3 percent to $1,290.00 an ounce. U.S. gold futures GCcv1 gained 0.50 percent to $1,296.60 an ounce. Ongoing global glut concerns lingered in oil markets despite a bigger-than-expected draw in U.S. crude inventories, leaving prices volatile. U.S. crude CLcv1 rose 0.43 percent to $48.80 per barrel and Brent LCOcv1 was last at $52.01, up 0.21 ......

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U.S. shale output poised to keep rising despite investor concerns | Reuters

...... industry's latest quarterly results. The higher outlooks, amid worries the recent breakneck pace of gains may not be sustained, come on the heels of one high-profile Permian Basin producer's oil output miss last quarter and decisions by several other energy companies to trim annual budgets. Oil production from the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico is closely watched because its ......

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Distillates to boost U.S. refiners' bottom line through year-end | Reuters

...... season on their best footing in years, as months of surprisingly robust distillate demand has eaten away at stubbornly high inventories and boosted margins. Inventories of diesel, heating oil and jet fuel are approaching their lowest seasonal levels in three years, fueling expectations among refining executives, traders and analysts that strong margins will help the bottom line for ......

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India's refiners bet big on petrochemicals as industry reshapes | Reuters

...... NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's state oil refiners - long focused on churning out transport and cooking fuels - are planning a $35 billion push into petrochemicals to meet an expected surge in demand for goods ranging from plastics to paints and adhesives. The drive comes as the government seeks to promote durable, cheaper materials in industries such as farming and food packaging, while ......

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Sanctions not the solution for Venezuela crisis: U.N. expert | Reuters

...... eight Venezuelan officials on Wednesday for their role in creating an all-powerful legislative body loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, but stopped short of action against the OPEC nation's vital oil industry. More than 125 people have died in violence since the opposition began a sustained wave of protests in April. A week ago, Venezuela inaugurated a new legislative superbody that is ......

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Canada's MGX Minerals sets out to lead way from oil to petrolithium | Reuters

...... LONDON (Reuters) - A small Canadian miner has set out to lead the way into petrolithium production, combining oil for conventional vehicles with lithium for electric vehicles produced from oilfield waste water. Shares in MGX Minerals ( XMG.CD ) have doubled this year as investors seek exposure to the predicted electric vehicle revolution that many of the conventional resource firms do not ......

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Hong Kong scoops up 158 tonnes of palm oil; may reopen some beaches | Reuters

...... HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong may reopen some of its 13 beaches closed since last Sunday following a palm oil spill, after authorities collected more than 150 tonnes of acrid-smelling clumps in one of the Chinese territory's worst environmental disasters. The spill last week after two vessels collided in the Pearl River estuary left white globs of jelly-like palm oil in the water and strewn ......

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Protesters storm Shell crude flow station in Nigeria's Niger Delta | Top News | Reuters

...... AKUKU-TORU, Nigeria (Reuters) - Hundreds of Nigerian protesters stormed a crude oil flow station owned by Shell in the restive Niger Delta on Friday, demanding jobs and infrastructure development, a Reuters witness said. The protesters complained they did not benefit from oil production in their area, a common refrain in the impoverished swampland that produces most of Nigeria's oil. They also ......

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Special Report: Vladimir's Venezuela - Leveraging loans to Caracas, Moscow snaps up oil assets | Reuters

...... (Reuters) - Venezuela’s unraveling socialist government is increasingly turning to ally Russia for the cash and credit it needs to survive – and offering prized state-owned oil assets in return, sources familiar with the negotiations told Reuters. As Caracas struggles to contain an economic meltdown and violent street protests, Moscow is using its position as Venezuela&rs ......

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IEA says strong oil demand growth helping market rebalance | Reuters

...... LONDON (Reuters) - World oil demand will grow more than expected this year, helping to ease a global glut despite rising production from North America and weak OPEC compliance with output cuts, the International Energy Agency said on Friday. The agency raised its 2017 demand growth forecast to 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) from 1.4 million bpd in its previous monthly report and said it ......

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