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U.S. Energy Secretary Sees Oil Supply, Demand Rebalancing in a Year
(Monday, May 02, 2016) U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said he expects global oil supply and demand to rebalance in about a year's time.

Saudis Finally Listen to an Oil Warning From Their Past: Gadfly
(Monday, May 02, 2016) We can expect more sales from Aramco's storage tanks in Okinawa and Rotterdam as the kingdom steps up competition with Russia and a resurgent Iran for markets in Asia and Europe.

Exxon Fiddles While Its Reputation Gets Singed: Gadfly
(Friday, April 29, 2016) Three out of four ain't bad. But in dealing with the downturn, Big Oil is still drawing heavily on its reserves of oil and gas, credit -- and reputation.

COLUMN-China Stimulus May Give Temporary Boost to Gasoil Margins
(Thursday, April 28, 2016) It may prove only temporary relief, but Asian refiners appear set to enjoy higher margins in coming weeks for gasoil, the middle distillate that includes diesel and jet fuel.

COLUMN-Saudi Arabia Will Struggle to Kick Its Addiction to Oil
(Wednesday, April 27, 2016) Sharing oil wealth in exchange for popular submission to absolute monarchical rule has always been central to the social contract between the ruling Al Saud and the kingdom's population.

Germany to Launch 1 Bln-euro Discount Scheme for Electric Car Buyers
(Wednesday, April 27, 2016) Critics say higher electricity generation to charge battery cars will increase carbon dioxide emissions.

M&A Effectiveness: The People Side of Things
(Tuesday, April 26, 2016) With so many moving parts to an M&A deal, Rigzone takes a deeper look at the people component.

Not So Rich Anymore, Gulf Arabs Enter World of Cuts and Strikes
(Tuesday, April 26, 2016) Even in Qatar, the world's richest country, locals were told on Tuesday their gasoline subsidies were being scrapped.

For China, Friends Abroad Can Be Expensive
(Tuesday, April 26, 2016) China's struggling to digest all the oil being imported from Venezuela and elsewhere.

Costliest Crudes Get a Lift as Cars Crowd Beijing and Mumbai
(Monday, April 25, 2016) Oil producers are betting that auto-fuel demand will help keep their premium crude coveted by refiners.

Next Oil Downturn? Looming Gasoline Glut Threatens Crude's Rebound
(Monday, April 25, 2016) A rebound in oil prices this year from 12-year lows is in danger of coming to a crashing halt, as the main engine of global demand growth for the past several years starts to sputter amid signs of a gasoline glut.

Appalachian Basin Poised to Become Petrochemical Center
(Friday, April 22, 2016) The Appalachian Basin boasts vast natural gas reserves, infrastructure projects like the Mariner East 1 & 2 pipelines and a large manufacturing sector.

China's Electric Car Subsidy Fraud Casts Doubt on Surging Demand
(Friday, April 22, 2016) The numbers may have looked too good to be true.

Shell Sidesteps Electric Bandwagon with Petrol-powered Concept Car
(Friday, April 22, 2016) "This project aims to see just how good we can be with something manufactured today," said Andrew Hepher, vice president of lubricant technology at Shell.

IEA Chief Says Oil Market, Prices to Return to Balance by 2017
(Thursday, April 21, 2016) International Energy Agency (IEA) chief Fatih Birol said on Thursday he expects the oil market to come back into balance from oversupply by next year, providing there is no major economic downturn.

COLUMN-Global Refining Margins Help Lift Crude Oil Prices
(Wednesday, April 20, 2016) Global refining margins have improved significantly in recent weeks.

COLUMN-Brent Signals Traders to Release Oil Stocks
(Tuesday, April 19, 2016) Crude oil storage helped commodity traders and refiners make strong profits last year and in the first quarter of 2016 but now the price structure which made it possible is evaporating.

Energy Transfer's Partners Shouldn't Remain Silent: Gadfly
(Tuesday, April 19, 2016) The plot twists of Energy Transfer's proposed, and now much regretted, takeover of Williams are numerous.

Everyone in China Wants an SUV. That's a Problem
(Monday, April 18, 2016) China is determined to become the low-emissions electric-car capital of the world. Unfortunately, its car buyers aren't cooperating.

U.S. State Prosecutors Met with Climate Groups as Exxon Probes Expanded
(Monday, April 18, 2016) Exxon has said it has been unfairly singled out and that climate activists are conspiring to rally public opinion against it.




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