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China's Clean-Energy Push Chokes on High Gas Prices: Gadfly
(Monday, October 24, 2016) For a country that has been steering its economic development in five-year plans since the 1950s, China has a strange blind spot when it comes to natural gas.
Oil Industry Workers Split Between Trump and Clinton
(Monday, October 24, 2016) The nearly even support suggests ambivalence in the industry between two rivals who have put forward wildly different energy visions.
Blavatnik Says $22 Billion LyondellBasell Merger Was Worth It
(Friday, October 21, 2016) The $22 billion deal that created the chemical giant almost a decade ago is being scrutinized in Manhattan bankruptcy court.
COLUMN-Brent Spreads Signpost Long Road to Rebalancing
(Friday, October 21, 2016) OPEC's agreement on an new production target has been followed by a bout of renewed optimism about the rebalancing of the oil market.
COLUMN-Coal Exporters Wary of End to Chinese Benevolence
(Thursday, October 20, 2016) What Chinese politicians give they can just as easily take away.
Technip's Pilenko Says Hard Times Still Ahead for Oil Services
(Thursday, October 20, 2016) The crisis hitting the oil services sector is far from over and the next two years will be even more difficult for some companies, the chief executive of French oil services company Technip said on Thursday.
Exxon Boss, Saudi Minister Differ on Oil Supply Outlook
(Wednesday, October 19, 2016) Exxon Mobil's boss Rex Tillerson and Saudi Arabia's energy minister on Wednesday took opposing views on declining investment in the oil sector setting the stage for a possible major supply crunch.
Rosneft's Indian Coup Isn't a Revolution for Oil Markets: Gadfly
(Tuesday, October 18, 2016) Rosneft's Indian coup may well be a tactical victory, but not one that solves a wider strategic problem.
Anger Flares as Wildfire-hit Canadian City Struggles to Rebuild
(Tuesday, October 18, 2016) While most of the oil sands operations have returned to normal rates, rebuilding efforts for thousands of homes in Fort McMurray, are progressing at a much slower pace.
Exxon Chooses War in New York's Probe of Climate Change Research
(Tuesday, October 18, 2016) ExxonMobil Corp. has finally made its move to block a New York state investigation into whether the oil giant covered up its knowledge about climate change.
COLUMN-U.S. Coal Industry Hopes for Respite After Perfect Storm
(Tuesday, October 18, 2016) With natural gas prices now rising, coal will be the principal beneficiary, and coal consumption should rise during the winter and into the first half of 2017.
Downstream Mid-market Firms Get Some Respect
(Monday, October 17, 2016) In recent years, downstream MMEs have been proverbial rock stars in terms of number, revenue and job creation.
Exxon Asks Court to Toss Out New York State's Climate Change Case
(Monday, October 17, 2016) ExxonMobil asked a federal court on Monday to throw out a subpoena from New York State that would force the oil company to hand over decades of documents as part of a wide-ranging inquiry into whether it misled investors about climate change risks.
COLUMN-Bullish Bets on Oil Highest Since 2014
(Monday, October 17, 2016) Hedge funds and other money managers have raised their bullish bets on U.S. crude prices to the highest level since the slump started in the summer of 2014.
Exxon Climate Case Judge Questions Prosecutor's Objectivity
(Friday, October 14, 2016) Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey may have engaged in a "bad faith" pursuit of Exxon Mobil Corp.'s climate science files by presupposing what her investigation would uncover, a Texas judge said.
COLUMN-U.S. Natural Gas Prices Surge Amid Supply Fears
(Friday, October 14, 2016) U.S. natural gas prices have surged to the highest level for more than 18 months as stocks continue to build more slowly than normal despite the warm weather.
OPINION: Infrastructure Moves Up on the O&G Priorities List
(Thursday, October 13, 2016) Enabling infrastructure has a huge impact on oil and gas project viability, particularly in remote locations, says engineering firm exec.
COLUMN-U.S. Gasoline Glut Disappears as Refiners Tweak Production
(Wednesday, October 12, 2016) U.S. gasoline stocks remain at record levels for the time of year but once they have been adjusted for record fuel consumption by U.S. motorists do not appear excessive.
COLUMN-Britain's Motorists Should Brace for Higher Petrol Prices
(Tuesday, October 11, 2016) British motorists should brace themselves for more expensive petrol and diesel as the price of fuel is hit by a double shock from rising oil prices and a weakening exchange rate.
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