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March 1- 15 2010


Oil demand outlook in focus before OPEC meets

VIENNA, March 16, 2010 - story

Venezuela to sell Belarus
80,000 bd of oil daily from May

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko (L) with
Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez, March 15, 2010

CARACAS, March 16, 2010 - story

Oil extends rise on eve of OPEC meeting - story

Shell says will slash another 1,000 jobs by 2011 - story

Africa should harness Chinese oil-interest: analyst - story

Iraq PM's bloc set to be biggest nationally: latest results - story

Shell predicts 11-percent surge in output - story

Kuwait calls for oil production quota compliance - story

OPEC has no need to 'disturb' oil market balance: Saudi minister - story

Blasts rock Nigerian 'oil war' amnesty ceremony - story

Gas tanker and trawler collide in Channel - story

Russia rejects merging rival gas pipelines: minister - story

Oil prices slump ahead of OPEC talks - story

'Astonishing' growth in Chinese oil demand: IEA

PARIS, March 15, 2010 - story

OPEC's Gulf Arab members to
seek quota compliance: analysts

KUWAIT CITY, March 15, 2010 - story

Why BP is betting billions that God is Brazilian - story

PDVSA oil would still flow should Venezuela power system collapse - story

Argentina accuses Petrobras of hiding fuel to hike prices - story

Petrobras pre-salt production to reach 100,000 bpd in 2010 - story

Did Shell, Petrobras cause Argentine gasoline crisis? - story

More oil in Brazil’s Santos Basin; Petrobras investment plan: 45 billion USD - story

Petrobras to appeal U.S. ruling on refinery row - story

Venezuela position at OPEC will be to keep output steady - story

A look at which oil companies are active in Brazil - story

Colombia congressional vote supports Santos in presidential bid - story

Lula’s nods to Iran sow Brazil’s growing confusion with Chavez - story

Cnooc’s $3.1 billion Argentinian Bridas deal to boost expansion - story

Power blackout hits Chile two weeks after quake - story

Oil lower on concerns over demand - story

Exxon PNG gas project clears final hurdles- story

Oil prices slip after weak US consumer confidence report - story

Saudis deny discussing pressure on China over Iran with US - story

Putin visit seals Russian arms, energy deals with India - story

Venezuela pledges 100 million dollars in aid for Haiti - story

Colombia legislative vote decisive for Uribe successor - story

Chile reconstruction to cost 30 billion dollars: president - story

Lula visits Israel, Palestinians in landmark tour - story

Venezuela’s dollar bonds rise to seven-week high on oil rally - story

Pemex's deep water Gulf of Mexico exploration record - story

Venezuela mulls action against Cemex - story


Iran warns 'corrupt' powers against destabilising Gulf

AP/Musadeq Sadeq

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday,
March 10, 2010.

TEHRAN, March 12, 2010 - story

S.Korea's nuclear dreams hinge on new deal with US


A nuclear plant construction site

SEOUL, March 12, 2010 - story

Oil prices rises above 82 dollars a barrel - story

Repsol may deliver first LNG to Manzanillo plant by late 2011 - story

Venezuela bolivar may sink as low as 9, Barclays says - story

Colombian congressional elections may gauge support for Santos - story

Chevron may proceed with arbitration over Ecuador - story

Chile struck by magnitude 6.9 quake, buildings shook - story

Repsol, Morgan Stanley bid to supply LNG to Argentina - story

Batista closing gap on Slim, Gates as OSX sale bolsters dream - story

Brazil lawmakers pass bill to boost some states’ oil royalties - story

Venezuela murder-rate quadrupled under Chavez: NGO - story

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Caracas - story

Petrobras strikes light oil in Colombia block - story

Chile's Aconcagua refinery back on line in days - story

Snap Analysis: BP late to Brazil subsalt party, bets on Campos - story

Petrobras must pay $639 mln in refinery row - judge - story

Oil prices above 82 dollars a barrel - story

Putin to sign multi-billion dollar arms deals in India - story

OPEC chief sees no change in production quotas - story

Saudi, UAE ready to press China on Iran sanctions:US - story

Gates turns to Gulf allies in drive for Iran sanctions - story

No 'crude expropriation' of BP gas field: Russian minister - story

BP wins foothold in Brazil with 7.0-billion-dollar deal - story

Chinese oil demand leaps, but top economies lag: IEA - story

Oil prices mixed in holding pattern - story


Shell says no longer selling petrol to Iran

LONDON, March 11, 2010 - story

OPEC raises oil demand forecast, warns on recovery

LONDON, March 11, 2010 - story

Oil prices mixed in holding pattern - story

Oil slips under 82 dollars on profit taking - story

Gulf states wary of both Iran's nukes and punitive sanctions - story

BP to pay 7 billion dollars for Devon Energy assets - story

Shell shuts down two gas plants in Nigeria - story

Shale technology boom spurs revolution in gas market - story

Brazil, Germany clash on Iran nuclear sanctions - story

Chavez ‘crosshairs’ no challenge as Mendoza’s fortune jumps 75% - story

Hurricane season poses ‘above-normal’ threat, AccuWeather says - story

Petrobras, Repsol, BG find more oil off Brazil coast - story

Chevron asks judge to allow arbitration over Ecuador - story

Bertin buys Brazil ethanol maker Infinity Bio-Energy - story

Argentina may limit fuel exports to ensure supply - story

Celebrating 10 women in wind and solar energy - story

Chavez trusts God and nature in power crisis - story

Earthquake-rattled Chile to swear in new president - story

Brazil a major mogas importer? Not very likely ..- story

Argentina blames Shell, Petrobras for gas shortages - story

Oil falls below 82 dollars on profit taking - story

Mexican Carlos Slim world's richest in new ranking - story

Gates appeals to Saudis to back sanctions on Iran - story

China to lead oil demand growth as OECD area struggles - story

Uganda to choose oil production firm next month - story

US defence chief in Saudi for talks on Iran - story

Glencore profits drop ahead of volatile markets in 2010 - story

Oil prices rally as US fuel reserves slide - story


CERA WEEK: Petrobras is addressing new demands with no growth- Gabrielli

José Sergio Gabrielli

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2010 - story

Solar power could provide 10 percent of US energy: report

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2010 - story

Oil slips before US energy report - story

Gabrielli: Pre-salt supply chain tight - story

OGX finds oil at Etna, offshore Brazil - story

Petrobras CEO Sees 'Bigger' Capex for 2010-2014 - story

East Africa new frontier for oil exploration - story

Chevron to cut 2,000 jobs in downstream activities - story

Statoil increases share in St. Malo oil field to 22% - story

Ecuador may raise corporate taxes to plug budget gap - story

OPEC president vows to reduce oil-price speculation, volatility - story

Petrobras may spend 37% more than forecast in 2010, Estado says - story

Argentina's YPF imports gasoline as sales surge - story

Power crisis to hit Venezuela growth, fuel exports - story

Facts about Venezuela's energy crisis - story

Petrobras confirms ownership of Houston refinery - story

Petrobras and PDVSA ready to finalized the Pernanbuco refinery JV - story

Oil prices slip on stronger dollar - story

Israel, Syria eye nuclear power plants - story

India's Reliance eyes new prey after Lyondell snub: source - story

Chevron to cut 2,000 jobs in downstream activities - story

Oil prices slip as dollar strengthens - story

Iran can deter attacks on nuclear sites: minister - story

BP-led group to invest in Azerbaijan oil field - story

Oil prices drop but stay above 80 dollars - story


China insists talks are the answer on Iran

BEIJING, March 9, 2010 - story

World's biggest oil trader ends supplies to Iran: company

LONDON, March 9, 2010 - story

India’s ONGC may borrow $10 billion to buy assets - story

Argentine political storm may curb economic rebound - story

First oil from Cascade-Chinook by June-July -Petrobras CEO - story

Key political risks to watch in Venezuela - story

S.Korea SK E&C wins $260 mln Ecuador order - story

Samsung Heavy wins huge deal from Royal Dutch Shell - story

Oil lower in Asian trade - story

Lyondell rejects takeover bid by India's Reliance - story

Total announces closure of French refinery - story

PM Maliki emerges as front-runner after Iraq vote - story

Shell, PetroChina bid 3 billion for Australian gas company - story

24 arrested in Nigeria over 'illegal' refineries: official - story

Gas pipeline probe uncovers shipwrecks in Baltic Sea - story

Taiwan's Delta group plans solar cell plant - story

Women strip to protest Mexican president - story

Rising violence and insecurity eat away at Chavez popularity - story

Oil prices jump above 82 dollars - story


King stresses Saudi 'moderate' oil policy

RIYADH, March 8, 2010 - story

ETA trained 100 FARC rebels in Venezuela: report



MADRID, March 8, 2010 - story

Oil prices higher on US jobs data - story

Iran predicts world powers will fail to impose sanctions - story

Iraqis defy deadly bomb attacks to vote - story

China defends growing links with Africa - story

Venezuela, Spain boost anti-terror ties after row - story

Viva Chile! Nation rallies to help quake victims - story

Key political risks to watch in Brazil - story

Chile top refinery may be out for 2-3 months - story

Chávez, shunning IMF, gushes about China oil-for-credit deal - story

Oil prices lift on encouraging US jobs data - story

Heavy losses threaten Nigeria's state oil firm: minister - story

Haiti president to see Obama as storms imperil quake aid - story

ICoast claiming part of oil-rich offshore Ghana: minister - story

Chad gets new prime minister - story

UN chief urges successful NPT review conference - story

Venezuela Central Bank to increase gold purchases, Khan says - story

Glencore to sell $1 billion of assets to fund prodeco - story

ENAP said it has about one week of diesel stocks - story

Key political risks to watch in Mexico - story

Ecuador sees no need for OPEC output cut - story

Brazil's Petrobras may import more gasoline - story


West pitch new sanctions on Iran in Security Council


Security Council

UNITED NATIONS, March 5, 2010 - story

Chile declares period of national mourning

Reuters/Mariana Bazo

A earthquake survivor walks near fishing boats that were
washed onto dry land by a tsunami generated by a massive
earthquake in Talcahuano March 4, 2010.

CONCEPCION, Chile, March 5, 2010 - story

Oil rises towards $81; China signals stimulus - story

Petrobras buys stake in block from Repsol, Statoil - story

Clinton tries to mend Honduras dispute on Central American tour - story

Argentine bonds dDrop as judge blocks Fernandez’s reserves bid - story

Glencore agrees to buy back coal unit from Xstrata - story

ConocoPhillips, Vitol charter oil tankers to Chile - story

Court rules against Cemex's Venezuela bid - story

Venezuela launches $50 mln bond to prop bolivar - story

Chile plans new fuel, diesel imports post-quake - story

Patrols will deter Malacca Strait terror attacks: watchdog - story

Libya says oil market oversupplied, no OPEC quota changes - story

Oil stays above 80 dollars in Asian trade - story

US sees 'critical role' for Japan on Iran - story

Nigeria's interim leader uged to act fast on reforms - story

Gabon unveils measures against corruption, for industry - story

Libya calls in US oil firms over Kadhafi jibe - story

GDF Suez reports profit slide in depressed gas market - story

Clinton says businesswomen key to Latin America prosperity - story

Oil dips on stronger dollar, falling gas prices - story

Singapore says terror attacks planned on oil tankers

AP/Ed Wray / file photo

A Singaporean sailor manning a machine gun during a patrol of the waters off Singapore.

SINGAPORE, March 4, 2010 - story

Brazil's Lula resists Clinton push for Iran sanctions

Reuters/Ricardo Moraes

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and Brazil's
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva laugh during a meeting in Brasilia March 3, 2010.

BRASILIA, March 4, 2010 story

Oil price briefly tops 81 dollars - story

Reliance said to have no plans to raise Lyondell bid - story

Mexico ministry may increase 2010 GDP forecast again - story

Pemex to pump 60,000 barrels of oil at Chicontepec - story

Ternium says Venezuela paid delayed Sidor installment - story

Venezuela owes $12 billion for seizures, Chamber says - story

Pinera to splurge on Chile quake rebuild after vowing austerity - story

Norway gets letter from Argentina on Falkland drilling, DN says - story

Brazil Senate has 45 days to approve Petrobras bill, Lobao says - story

Brazil Senate has 45 days to approve Petrobras bill, Lobao says - story

Petrobras may issue $40 billion of shares, BNDES says - story

Mexico oil, gas exploration results improve in 2009 - story

Oil lower in Asia, no support at 81 dollars - story

Canada seeks to untangle 'maze' of energy regulations - story

Libya to impose 'total' economic embargo on Switzerland - story

Shell reports attack on Nigerian flowstation - story

Katrina victims seek to sue greenhouse gas emitters - story

Clinton makes US Iran sanctions case in Brazil - story

Iran threatens to withdraw nuclear offer - story

'I have nothing to explain', Chavez tells Spain - story

US, EU call for new nuclear sanctions against Iran - story

Oil prices rally on US demand recovery - story


Russia's Putin to visit Venezuela: Chavez


President Hugo Chavez with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Sept. 2008

CARACAS, March 3, 2010 - story

Death and devastation on Chile's wave-raked coast

AP/Ricardo Mazalan

A police officer guards a street in Talcahuano, Chile, Tuesday,
March 2, 2010. The city was damaged by the 8.8-magnitude
earthquake that hit central Chile Feb. 27.

CONSTITUCION, Chile, March 3, 2010 - story

Oil price edges back towards 80 dollars - story

Billionaire Slim’s Carso starts energy, health investment fund - story

Pemex closes three crude oil export terminals in gulf - story

Petrobras finds oil as part of government stock plan - story

Venezuela recession deepens as region resumes growth - story

Nationalized Venezuela oil service firms await cash - story

Brazil gov't may lose key Petrobras Congress vote - story

Mejillones LNG terminal in Chile unaffected by quake - story

Isolated China will need payback for Iran sanctions: experts - story

Jailed Russian tycoon predicts revolt against 'system' - story

Nigeria's foreign reserves down by 510 million USD: official - story

Sao Tome invites offers for oil exploitation - story

BP says will focus on boosting profitability - story

Britain says no need for US mediation over Falklands - story

Kremlin 'soft power' pays off in France - story

US to press sanctions case in Brazil - story

Former Colombian leader presses Chavez over assassination plot - story

Hillary Clinton arrives in Brazil on Latin America tour - story

Oil recovers slightly, NY crude remains below 80 dollars - story

Spain accuses Venezuela over assassination plot

AFP/ Eric Feferberg

A Spanish judge has charged 13 members of the Basque separatist group ETA and the Colombian rebel group FARC over a plot to kill Colombian President Alvaro Uribe with venezuelan help, seen here in 2008.

MADRID, March 2, 2010 - story

Clinton appears to extend timeline for Iran sanctions


US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a joint news conference with Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, at Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, March 1, 2010.

BUENOS AIRES, March 2, 2010 - story

Oil advances to 79 dollars - story

Chile may boost spending to rebuild, Santander says - story

Eike Batista may raise 9.92 billion reais in OSX IPO - story

Mexico’s economy to expand 3.87% in 2010, survey says - story

Santos favored by 23% in Colombia presidential race, poll shows - story

Colombia’s Uribe to retire, opening path for Santos - story

Clinton arrives in Chile with U.S. aid after quake - story

Mexico's Pemex reports 4th-qtr loss of $1.3 bln - story

Mexico's ICA posts loss in 4th qtr vs gain yr-ago - story

Wood Group FY pretax profit falls, ups dividend - story

Venezuela says likely to auction more oil fields - story

Clinton: U.S. critics losing force in Latin America - story

Iraq's February oil exports at highest level since 1990 - story

Iraq names first envoy to Kuwait in two decades: report - story

Iran says new UN nuclear chief biased but leaves door ajar - story

Iraqi minister says oil deal with Japan failed: report - story

Taiwan signs 20-year LNG contract with Papua New Guinea - story

Clinton balks at Argentine request for Falklands mediation - story

Nigeria's foreign debt edges up to 4 billion dollars: minister - story

Russian-British oil firm TNK-BP profits drop 5.7 pct in 2009 - story

Oil prices dip after hitting 18 month high - story

Energy, warship on agenda as Medvedev visits Paris

PARIS, March 1, 2010
- story .

'The wave covered everything': Chile tsunami survivor


Graphic showing Pacific countries where tens of thousands have been evactuated following a tsunami warning after Saturday's 8.8-magnitude quake in Chile.

PENCO, Chile, March 1, 2010
- story

Frantic search for survivors as Chile quake toll tops 700 - story

Japan's Showa Shell plans US, German solar energy business - story

Iraq's security in jeopardy if new government delayed - story

Militants blow up NATO oil tanker in Pakistan: police - story

Russian oil boss found shot dead in office: official - story

Korea Gas signs 1.1 bln dollar gas deal in Canada: report - story

Britain backs Nigeria's interim president - story

River Po oil slick 'under control': Italian official - story

French, Russian firms to sign Baltic gas deal: source - story

Gazprom, GDF Suez to sign gas supplies deal: Kremlin aide - story

Iran tells IAEA to remember past Western nuclear breaches - story

Latin American nations express solidarity with Chile - story

Clinton begins Latin American tour in Uruguay - story

Colombian high court block third term for Uribe - story

Brazil buyout firms’ $9 billion in ‘dry powder’ ready for deals - story

Mexico aims to produce 3.3 million oil Barrels daily by 2024 - story

Venezuela may buy stake in ONGC venture, Economic Times reports - story

Petrobras share sale bill may pass House next week - story

PDVSA could drop Curacao refinery lease - report - story

Off Florida, massive oil tanks menace U.S. refiners - story

Oil extends rally, rises above 80 dollars - story


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