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Governor Urges Trump To Drop Virginia From Offshore Drilling Plan
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan.

Oil Producers Signal Offshore Return In Latest Gulf Of Mexico Auction
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Major oil producers pushed up high bids at a Gulf of Mexico offshore auction to $121 million, a nearly seven-fold increase from a year ago.

Trump Push for Natural Gas Exports Opposed by Manufacturers
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 President Trump's effort to boost US energy is facing push back from manufacturers who say exporting more natural gas may undercut his 'America First' jobs focus.

Russian Watchdog Says Schlumberger-Eurasia Drilling Deal 'Has Big Problems'
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 The acquisition of a 51% stake in Russia's EDC by Schlumberger 'has big problems' in the current political situation.

Courts: US EPA Erred In Denying Renewable Fuel Hardship Exemption
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 The EPA used too strict of a test when it wrongfully denied Sinclair Oil's request for an exemption from the country's biofuel regulations, a US appeals court rule.

Philippines Weighs China Energy Deal in Disputed South China Sea
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 The Philippines is considering potential ways to jointly develop oil and gas resources with China in a disputed part of the South China Sea, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.

US To Sell 14 Million Barrels Of Crude Oil From Emergency Reserve
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 The US Department of Energy says it will sell 14 million barrels of crude oil from the nation's emergency reserve.

Can Some Nebraska Farmers Kill the Keystone XL Pipeline?
Monday, August 14, 2017 "When I first started this, it was about my house ... I just wanted to protect my home," said Shannon Graves, who owns a hardware store in Polk, Neb. and lives less than 100 yards from the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

EIA: US Shale Output Seen Posting 9th Straight Monthly Rise
Monday, August 14, 2017 US shale oil production for September which includes a new regional data input, is forecast to rise by 117,000 barrels per day, its ninth consecutive monthly rise, the US EIA says.

IEA Cuts Estimates for Crude Needed From OPEC in 2017, 2018
Friday, August 11, 2017 The International Energy Agency cut estimates for the amount of crude needed from OPEC this year and in 2018.

Amid Skepticism, Nigeria Continues to Move Forward to Revamp its Government
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Operators, experts remain cautious as Africa's No. 1 oil producing nation passes a bill to reduce corruption.

Pakistan's Skydiving PM Seen Soothing Military, Energy Fears
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 Family links to Pakistan's powerful military and a cabinet stint championing the use of LNG will probably help new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi navigate thorny relations.

Keystone XL Pipeline Fate in Balance as Nebraska Opens Hearings
Monday, August 07, 2017 Nebraska regulators open a final hearing on TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Trump Might Start Trade War With Brazil Over Ethanol
Monday, August 07, 2017 President Donald Trump's America First rhetoric is doing no favors for US ethanol producers, who are hoping to avoid a trade fight with fuel buyers in Brazil.

Russian Oil Giant Lends Support to Venezuela Oil Company
Friday, August 04, 2017 Russia's largest oil company disclosed another advance payment to Venezuela's state producer after the US sanctioned President Nicolas Maduro on Monday.

US Energy Agency to Take on $50 Billion Backlog as Senate Acts
Friday, August 04, 2017 The main US energy regulator can get back to the business of approving multibillion-dollar natural gas pipelines after the Senate moved to fill two of four vacancies at the long-crippled agency.

Iraq's Kirkuk Province Spurns Plan to Ship Its Oil to Iran
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Kirkuk refuses to cooperate with any plans to ship its oil to neighboring Iran because the central government didn't consult with it on the matter, Kirkuk provincial officials said.

Saudi Oil Minister Is Said to Have Met Top Commodity Hedge Funds
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's energy minister, met in private with some of the world's top commodity hedge funds in July.

Nigeria's State Oil Company Signs Deals With Chevron, Shell
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Nigeria's state oil company says it signed financing agreements with Chevron and Shell worth at least $780 million.

PDVSA Asks Bondholders to Waive Financial Reporting Requirements
Thursday, August 03, 2017 PDVSA is asking bond investors for a temporary waiver from financial reporting requirements because it can't complete the documents on time.

Sources: US To Reject Biofuel Program Tweaks In Blow To Refiners
Thursday, August 03, 2017 The EPA will reject a proposal to overhaul the US biofuels program to shift blending responsibility away from refining companies, two sources familiar say.

EIA: US Crude, Gasoline And Diesel Stockpiles Fall In Week
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 US crude, gasoline and diesel inventories all fell in the latest week, the EIA.

Ambush on Nigeria Oil Team May Hamper Buhari's Recovery Plan
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 An attack by Islamist militants on an oil exploration team in Nigeria's northeast has hurt the government's ambition to find new crude reserves.

Refiners Argue EPA Can Cut Biofuel Quota Despite Defeat in Court
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Refiners told the EPA to cut biofuel quotas for 2018, arguing that a federal court decision against the agency shouldn't prevent it from setting targets below levels enshrined in law.

Japan To Start Work On Revising Basic Energy Policy Next Week
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Tokyo will begin discussions on a revision of Japan's basic energy plan next week, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko says.

Canadian Industry Body Boosts Oil, Gas Drilling Forecast By 8%
Monday, July 31, 2017 Canadian light oil producers will drill more wells than previously expected this year as the sector benefits from investors transferring capital out of the oil sands.

Icahn's Biofuel Bet Faces Significant Headwinds
Monday, July 31, 2017 Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's multimillion-dollar bet against U.S. biofuel prices is looking increasingly risky in the wake of a Friday court ruling.

Oil Markets Escape Venezuela Sanctions For Now
Monday, July 31, 2017 US oil markets had a muted reaction after Washington slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Pennsylvania May Impose Severance Tax
Friday, July 28, 2017 Operating in the Keystone State might get more expensive for the natural gas industry.

Trump May Have to Boost Biofuel as Court Deals Blow to Oil
Friday, July 28, 2017 The Trump administration may have to reconsider its proposal from earlier this month to curb biofuel use.

UN: Saudi-Led Coalition Stops Oil Tankers From Entering Yemen
Thursday, July 27, 2017 A Saudi-led military coalition and the government of Yemen denied four oil tankers access to a Yemeni port last week.

The Market Will Kill Oil Before the Government Does
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Consumers, automakers, and even some oil companies are already preparing for a battery-powered future.

Nigeria's Aims To Diversify As 'Era Of Oil Booms' Ends
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Nigeria plans to cut its oil exploration costs and move away from reliance on crude for export revenues.

Nigeria Says Has Rescued Oil Firm Staff Kidnapped By Suspected Boko Haram
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Nigeria's military has rescued all members of an oil survey team kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants.

Russia, EU Bristle At Proposed New US Sanctions On Moscow, Warn Of Action
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Russia warns it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new US sanctions on Moscow.

UK Joins France, Says Goodbye to Fossil-Fuel Cars by 2040
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 The UK becomes the latest European country to mark the end of the line for diesel and gasoline fueled cars

EIA: US Crude Oil, Gasoline Stocks Fall Sharply
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 US crude stocks fell sharply last week due to strong refining activity and an increase in exports, the EIA says.

China Backs Joint Energy Development With Philippines In Disputed Sea
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 China's foreign minister says he supports the idea of joint energy ventures with the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea.

Trudeau, BC Premier Dodge Kinder Morgan Dispute in First Meeting
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 BC's new Premier John Horgan will review his options before deciding whether or how to resist PM Trudeau's approval of Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Trans Mountain pipeline.

Nigeria's Acting President To Return To Restive Oil Heartlands
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Nigeria's acting president will meet again with community leaders from the Niger Delta oil heartlands next week.

IMF Sees Oil Making Up As Much As 4% Of Battered Uganda Economy
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Uganda's new-found oil reserves may account for as much as 4 percent of its economy annually in coming years if managed well, the IMF says.

Greece Extends Deadline For Expressions Of Interest In Gas Grid
Monday, July 24, 2017 HRADF says it extended the deadline for submission of expressions of interest in natural gas grid operator DESFA.

EU Divided On How To Answer New US Sanctions Against Russia
Monday, July 24, 2017 Northern EU states in particular have sought to shield the supplies of Russian gas that they rely on.

OPEC Moves To Cap Nigerian Oil Output, Boost Compliance
Monday, July 24, 2017 OPEC moved to cap Nigerian oil output and called on several members to boost compliance with production cuts.

EU Court Rejects Polish Bid To Halt Opal Pipeline Deal, Verdict In 2019
Friday, July 21, 2017 A European Commission deal giving Gazprom a bigger share of the Opal gas pipeline can go ahead for now until a ruling is issued in 2019.

Trump's America-First Pipeline Plan Draws Ire of American Oil
Friday, July 21, 2017 Donald Trump's allies in the oil industry are warning the president that his bid to boost US steelmakers could backfire against their efforts to achieve his goal of "American energy dominance."

OPEC, Russia to Stand Pat on Oil Deal Even as Glut Persists
Friday, July 21, 2017 OPEC and Russia's plan to clear the global oil glut hasn't worked as they hoped, but there's little expectation the world's largest producers will act more aggressively when they meet this weekend.

US Owns 700 Million Barrels of Oil. Trump Wants to Sell It
Friday, July 21, 2017 President Donald Trump wants to sell part of the reserve.

S. Korea Easing Rules At Oil Terminals In Effort To Become Trade Hub
Friday, July 21, 2017 South Korea is in the process of easing blending restrictions at its oil storage terminals as the world's No. 5 crude importer bolsters an effort to become a North Asia trading hub.

UAE Energy Minister Hopes Global Oil Markets Begin To Tighten In 2H
Friday, July 21, 2017 UAE Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui says he hopes that global supplies will start tightening in the second half of the year.

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