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US to Drive Oil Supply Growth to 2024
Monday, March 11, 2019 The United States will drive global oil supply growth over the next 5 years, according to the IEA.

Libya's Biggest Oil Field Restarts
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Libya's biggest oil field resumed production, adding another complication to OPEC's effort to trim a global supply glut.

OPEC Output Slides Again
Friday, March 01, 2019 OPEC's crude production slumped again last month as the cartel implemented planned cutbacks in full and some members were hit by U.S. sanctions.

Exxon Boosts Reserves by 4.5B Barrels
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Exxon Mobil Corporation added 4.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels of proved oil and gas reserves in 2018, replacing 313 percent of the year's production.

OPEC Chief Urges Producers to Meet Cut Pledges
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 OPEC's top official urged countries in the group and its allies to follow through on their pledges to cut oil production and keep global markets balanced.

2nd Stage of BP West Nile Delta Project Starts Up
Monday, February 11, 2019 BP announces first gas production from the 2nd stage of its West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt.

US Oil and Gas Production to Outpace Russia and Saudi Arabia by 2025
Friday, January 25, 2019 Recent analysis by Rystad Energy forecasts the US to exceed Russia and Saudi Arabia's combined liquid production in six years.

Saudi Arabia Boosts Reserves Ahead of Aramco's IPO
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 Saudi Arabia published the first audit of its vast oil reserves since it nationalized its energy industry about 40 years ago.

OPEC Output Falls Most in Almost 2 Years
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 Before its agreement to cut oil supplies even started, OPEC's production plunged by the most in almost two years last month.

Saudi Energy Minister Confident that OPEC+ Will Extend Cuts in 2019
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 OPEC, Russia and other oil producers will continue to trim production next year to balance the market, according to Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih.

OPEC Expected to Cut Oil Output
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 OPEC and its allies will announce production cuts to check a slump in oil prices when they meet next week, according to a Bloomberg survey.

Saudi Responds to Trump with Record Output
Monday, November 26, 2018 Saudi Arabia is pumping more crude than at any time since its first barrel was extracted 80 years ago, responding to pressure from US President Trump.

OPEC+ Said to Weigh Bigger Production Cut
Thursday, November 15, 2018 OPEC+ is considering cutting oil output by more than the 1 million barrels a day Saudi Arabia proposed earlier this week, according to people familiar with the matter.

ADNOC Invests $1.4B in Bu Hasa Field
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 ADNOC announces a $1.4 billion investment to upgrade and expand its Bu Hasa field.

NOPEC to Take Gloves Off, Production Cuts In 2019?
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 OPEC, in cooperation with Russia, are currently discussing the option to put another production cut in place.

Saudis See Need for Producers to Cut 1MM Barrels
Monday, November 12, 2018 Saudi Arabia expresses the need for oil producers to cut 1 million barrels a day from October levels.

ADNOC to Boost Oil Production to 4 MMbpd by 2020
Monday, November 05, 2018 The state-owned oil company is implementing a new gas strategy to increase production and plans to invest $132 billion in the next five years.

OPEC Could Cut Production in 2019
Thursday, October 25, 2018 OPEC signaled it could cut output in 2019 due to concerns about rising oil inventories and economic uncertainty.

OPEC in Maximum Production Mode
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Saudi Arabia says OPEC and allies are in a 'produce as much as you can mode'.

IEA Urges OPEC to Open Taps as Oil Markets Enter 'Red Zone'
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 The International Energy Agency made a direct appeal to OPEC and other major oil producers to boost output.

Saudi Crown Prince to Trump: We've Replaced All Iran's Lost Oil
Friday, October 05, 2018 Saudi Arabia's crown prince, facing US pressure to tame surging oil prices, insisted that the kingdom is fulfilling promises.

Saudis and Russia Open the Oil Taps While the Market Shrugs
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 After their September meeting, the world's two largest oil exporters sought to send a clearer signal to ease the price worries of consumers, and the US president.

OPEC Output Edges Higher
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 OPEC production rose last month as deepening losses in Iran due to looming US sanctions were countered by other members.

Gulf Keystone To Resume Spending To Boost Shaikan Oil Output
Monday, September 10, 2018 Gulf Keystone Petroleum is resuming spending on the Shaikan oilfield in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan.

Lukoil Taps SNC-Lavalin for Iraq Contract
Thursday, September 06, 2018 West Qurna Phase 2 comprises three main phases: two for the Misrif formation and one for the Yamama formation.

OPEC's Barkindo: Oil Demand To Hit 100 MMbpd Sooner Than Projected
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 World oil consumption will reach 100 million barrels per day later this year, hitting that level much sooner than previously forecast, OPEC's Barkindo says.

Reuters Survey: OPEC August Oil Output Hits 2018 High Despite Iran Losses
Friday, August 31, 2018 OPEC oil output has risen this month to a 2018 high as Libyan production recovered and Iraq's southern exports hit a record, a Reuters survey found.

OPEC+ Committee: Oil Producers Cut July Output By 9% More Than Agreed
Monday, August 27, 2018 An OPEC and non-OPEC monitoring committee found that oil producers participating in a supply-reduction agreement cut output in July by 9% more than called for in their pact, sources say.

Iraq's Southern Oil Exports Head for Record High in August - Sources
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Oil exports from southern Iraq are on course to hit another record high this month, two industry sources said.

Energy Minister: Saudi Aramco Committed To Meeting Future Oil Demand
Friday, August 17, 2018 Saudi Aramco remains committed to meeting future oil demand through continued investments, the kingdom's Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih says.

Saudi Cuts Oil Output As OPEC Points To 2019 Surplus
Monday, August 13, 2018 OPEC forecast lower demand for its crude next year as rivals pump more and said top oil exporter Saudi Arabia, eager to avoid a return of oversupply, had cut production.

OPEC Oil Output Climbs as Saudi Arabia Pumps Near Record
Thursday, August 02, 2018 OPEC's crude output increased last month as Saudi Arabia pumped near-record volumes.

Iraq To Take Over Development Of Mansuriyah Gas Field, Nassirya Oilfield
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Iraq will develop its Mansuriyah gas field near the Iranian border using state-run firms after the 'delay and failure' of international companies to resume work at the field.

Reuters Survey: OPEC July Oil Output Hits 2018 Peak, But Outages Weigh
Monday, July 30, 2018 OPEC oil output has risen this month to a 2018 high as Gulf members pumped more after a deal to ease supply curbs and Congo Republic joined the group, a Reuters survey found.

Saudi Arabia Says It Won't Oversupply Global Oil Market
Thursday, July 19, 2018 Saudi Arabia rejected concerns that it's planning to oversupply global oil markets and said it will actually trim crude exports next month.

SNC-Lavalin Wins Five-year Contract from Saudi-Kuwait Firm
Monday, July 16, 2018 Canada-based SNC-Lavalin will provide general engineering services under latest framework deal.

Analysts: SDX's Egypt Appraisal Well Result 'Very Encouraging'
Monday, July 16, 2018 North Africa focused oil and gas company SDX Energy Inc announces that a 'successful' production test has been conducted at its SD-4X appraisal well at South Disouq in Egypt.

Iraqis Protest at Oilfields to Call for Jobs and Basic Services
Thursday, July 12, 2018 The unrest did not impact production at West Qurna 2 or the other two fields, West Qurna 1 and Rumaila, two oil officials said.

Libya's Oil Output More Than Halved Since February - NOC
Monday, July 09, 2018 Libya's national oil production fell to 527,000 barrels per day from a high of 1.28 million bpd in February following recent oil port closures, the head of the National Oil Corporation said.

Iran Threatens to Stop Hormuz Oil Exports If Own Crude Cut
Thursday, July 05, 2018 Iran will stop oil exports from the Strait of Hormuz, the world's most important oil chokepoint, if the U.S. succeeds in halting crude sales from the Persian Gulf nation.

Abu Dhabi Ready to Pump More Oil Under OPEC Deal
Tuesday, July 03, 2018 Abu Dhabi said it's ready to increase oil output in line with guidance set by OPEC and allied producers.

Libya's NOC Declares Force Majeure At Zueitina And Hariga Oil Export Ports
Monday, July 02, 2018 Libya's National Oil Corporation declares force majeure on loadings from Zueitina and Hariga ports on Monday.

Saudi Aramco CEO Says Has 2 Million Barrels Per Day Of Spare Capacity
Monday, June 25, 2018 Oil giant Saudi Aramco says it has a spare capacity of 2 million barrels per day and can meet additional oil demand in case of any interruption in supplies.

Iraq, Exxon Talks On Water Treatment Project End-BOC Director General
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Iraq is no longer in talks with Exxon Mobil Corp for the oil major to build a giant water treatment facility.

Iran Says South Pars Not Affected By US Actions, Upgrading Oilfields
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 The possible withdrawal of Total from South Pars gas field has not slowed down the project, a senior Iranian official says.

Sources: US Asks OPEC Producers To Pump More Oil, No Specific Figure
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 The US government has unofficially asked Saudi Arabia and some other OPEC producers to raise oil output.

NOC: Libyan Oilfield Suffers 'Distribution Delay' Amid Protest Threats
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) says there was a 'minor distribution delay' from Raguba field.

Unemployed Threaten Libya Oilfields Feeding Es Sider; Production Normal
Monday, May 21, 2018 A group of unemployed Libyan youths will shut down oilfields in Marada town in the east unless demands for better state services are met, the group said on Sunday.

OPEC In No Hurry To Decide If Extra Oil Needed To Offset Iran -Sources
Thursday, May 10, 2018 OPEC is in no hurry to decide whether to pump more oil to make up for an expected drop in exports from Iran after the imposition of new U.S. sanctions, sources familiar with the issue say.

Iraq Lifts Oil Output At Eni's Zubair Field To 475,000 Bpd - Oil Official
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Iraq lifts oil production at Eni's Zubair field in the south by 50,000 barrels per day to 475,000 bpd.

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