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    Published 14 July 2017 | viewed 12,293 times

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  • U.S. To Lease 76M Acres For Oil, Gas In Gulf Of Mexico

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    The American Petroleum Institute reported a 62-percent annual increase in oil and gas drilling in the second quarter of 2017 in the United States. For…

  • UK Proposes Relaxed Rules For Aramco IPO

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  • China Reports 14% Increase In H1 Crude Oil Imports

    Published 13 July 2017 | viewed 12,105 times

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  • Investors Pledge US$2B In Mexico Onshore Oil

    Published 13 July 2017 | viewed 5,383 times

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    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 19,409 times

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  • China Moves Closer To Launching Oil Benchmark

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 13,865 times

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  • Significant Draw In Crude Inventories Jolts Oil Prices

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 22,440 times

    A day after the American Petroleum Institute lifted spirits with an estimated crude oil inventory draw of 8.133 million barrels, the Energy Information Administration added…

  • Saudis Poised To Make Largest Crude Export Cut This Year

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 16,386 times

    Saudi Arabia plans to cut its August crude oil exports by 600,000 bpd, according to an industry source from the Kingdom who spoke to Reuters.…

  • World’s Biggest Oil Traders Zero In On Shale Hot Spots

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 17,749 times

    U.S. shale oil is in the spotlight once again, this time not as a deterrent to a price improvement, but as the future of the…

  • U.S. To Be A Top-Ten Oil Exporter In Three Years

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 7,087 times

    PIRA Energy has predicted that U.S. crude oil exports will top 2 million barrels by 2020, reaching 2.25 million bpd. That’s more than what most…

  • Balance Of Oil Power Shifts Away From OPEC

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 8,340 times

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  • Strong Demand Expectations To Lift Oil Prices

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 18,009 times

    Optimism about crude oil demand in the coming weeks has helped prices to recover somewhat, but the sustainability of the improvement is highly uncertain. Bank…

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    Published 10 July 2017 | viewed 25,168 times

    Crude oil prices could jump to US$60 a barrel by this year’s end thanks to growing demand and lower OPEC supply, according to Citigroup’s senior…

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    Indian Oil Corp. will take delivery of more than a million barrels of U.S. heavy crude in October—the first U.S. crude oil purchase by an…

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