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March 16- 30 2010

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Obama to open vast US regions
to offshore drilling: report

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2010
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Energy ministers ready declaration
on oil price volatility

AFP/Jose Dominguez

L-R: Jean-Yves Garnier, Head of Energy Statistics Department of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Said Nachet, director of the International Energy Forum, and Nestor Luna of the Latin America Organization Energy, give a press conference about the International Energy Forum (IEF) in Cancun, Mexico.

CANCUN, March 31, 2010
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Putin Venezuelan trip to focus on energy, arms - story

China's CNOOC profit plunges 34 percent on lower oil prices - story

Iran nuclear negotiator visits China amid sanctions pressure - story

Twitter's heady rise has Venezuela's Hugo Chavez in spin - story

Oil prices rise before US energy reserves report - story

Climate: 75 countries set carbon emission targets for 2020 - UN - story

British BG gas group announces gas deal in Japan - story

G8 ministers pressure Iran, Afghanistan - story

China called to join IEA: report - story

Chevron wins arbitration case against Ecuador - story

Venezuelan politics moves to social networking sites - story

Energy ministers discuss oil, gas future in Mexico - story

Oil and gas have 'vital' future role: US minister - story

Obama wants Iran sanctions within 'weeks' - story

Algeria calls for cut in gas output to boost prices - story

Water crisis in Trinidad: authorities - story

Pemex chief executive Suarez sees first output gains in 6 years - story

Petrobras may shed foreign assets to tap Brazil wells - story

Exxon to resume brazilian deepwater exploration after dry hole - story

Chavez cash crunch looms on oil, Morgan Stanley says - story

Petrominerales shrs hit life-high on Colombian oil find - story

Oil prices edge higher - story



OPEC must 'work hard' to
tackle price volatility: head


OPEC Secretary-General Abdalla Salem El-Badri

CANCUN, March 30, 2010
- story

NKorea hints at speeding up
uranium enrichment: analysts

SEOUL, Mar 30, 2010 - story

Major energy forum opens in Cancun - story

Oil prices edge higher - story

France's Total loses appeal over oil spill - story

Koch Industries funds climate change deniers: Greenpeace - story

Arctic coast nations agree to boost cooperation - story

Nigerian Senate vets cabinet nominees - story

Moscow bombing looms over G8 ministers' talks - story

Koreans to build Jordan's first nuclear reactor: state media - story

Atom smasher opens 'new era' for science - story

Oil prices rally as dollar weakens - story

World energy producers,
consumers set for key forum

LONDON, March 29, 2010
- story

Suez traffic resumes after oil tanker accident

CAIRO, March 29, 2010
- story

Oil higher on US economic recovery hopes - story

Pemex performance contracts may fail to attract: week ahead -story

Desire Petroleum says Falklands well reservoir quality 'poor' - story

Arctic states to meet amid resources, military concerns - story

China's Sinopec profit more than doubles in 2009 - story

Greenpeace accuses Areva of neglecting health of Nigeriens - story

Russia, IAEA sign nuclear fuel agreement - story

France seeks electricity lines under Mediterranean: sources - story

Two more nuclear sites suspected in Iran: report - story

Pemex ready to link contractor incentives to output - story

Venezuela’s Chavez decrees creation of Russia-PDVSA venture - story

Venezuela ‘super well’ shows more gas, Chavez says - story

Oil prices dip on US growth data - story

Russian billionaire buys into Russneft oil firm - story

Soyinka condemns poor execution of amnesty for oil rebels - story

Ghana sees compromise with oil firm Kosmos: minister - story

Sinopec admits ex-employee took bribes from Daimler - story

Green economy could save planet: experts - story

Pakistan nuclear ambitions give US leverage - story

Venezuela detains TV network owner, Chavez critic - story

Rights body blasts Caracas's persecution of opponents - story


Pemex output 2.61 mbpd in Feb,
still above target

MEXICO CITY, March 26, 2010
- story

Iraq muddies oil plans with OPEC quota talk

DUBAI/LONDON, March 26, 2010
- story

Oil prices flat amid eurozone debt concerns - story

Kuwaiti oil minister survives no-confidence vote

AP/Gustavo Ferrari

Kuwait’s Minister of Oil and Information Sheikh Ahmad Al Abdullah Al Ahmad Al Sabah gives the thumbs-up during the Parliament session
in which he survived a no-confidence vote in Kuwait City on Thursday, March 25, 2010.

KUWAIT CITY, March 25, 2010
- story

Venezuela shuts down for the
whole Easter week to save power

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

CARACAS, March 25, 2010
- story

PetroChina profit slides 9.7 percent in 2009 - story

Angola approves law to support biofuel production - story

Dubai World asks for up to eight years to pay off debt - story

Oil down on weak demand concerns, firmer dollar - story

Zuma arrives in Kampala with eye on Ugandan oil sector - story

Saudi busts 101-strong Qaeda cell: ministry - story

Nigerian leader unveils cabinet nominees - story

Foreign firms ponder China future - story

Lawyer accuses Sao Tome's govt of corruption over oil - story

Car bomb in Colombia kills 9, injures 20 - story

Price fixing questions in Australia probe of BHP-Rio deal - story

Pemex should focus on Chicontepec productivity, commission says - story

Inpex, Petrobras miss gas near Repsol Venezuela find - story

Chile: AES Gener’s Campiche approval is ‘positive,’ Santander says - story

Petrobras finds evidence of oil in offshore Campos basin block - story

Petrobras sees $25 billion share sale, Gabrielli says - story

Air France black-box hunter in third push to solve freak crash - story

Oil prices drop as dollar surges - story

ConocoPhillips to half stake in LUKOIL - story


Petrobras finds evidence of oil in
Caratinga block of Campos basin

LONDON, March 24, 2010
- story

Reuters Oil Sands Summit : Alberta
girded for next labor shortage

Reuters/Jack Cusano

Suncor Energy Inc Chief Executive Officer Rick George smiles during the Oilsand Summit in Calgary, Alberta, March 22, 2010

CALGARY, March 24, 2010
- story

Russia's Lukoil quits Iran project due to sanctions - story

Oil prices slide as dollar soars - story

BG Group signs 20-year deal to supply LNG to China - story

Jordan military court charges four in oil bribery case - story

Nigerian Senate unveils cabinet nominees - story

Malaysia to switch to biofuel next year - story

US nuclear companies missing out in India - story

Climate: Poor nations most at risk from plant loss - story

Brazil discusses Iran with UN nuclear agency chief - story

World will stop Iran getting nuclear arms: Blair - story

In Chavez's Venezuela, the revolution will be blogged - story

Inter-American Bank boosts capital by 70 billion dollars - story

Venezuela asks electricity heads to resign - story

Venezuelan grid to remain ‘vulnerable,’ Eurasia says - story

BP says Devon’s Brazil assets will yield 100,000 barrels a day - story

OGX finds hydrocarbons in OGX-8 well in Brazil’s Campos basin - story

Total seeks stakes in Brazil oil blocks, pluen says - story

Oil prices edge higher ahead of US inventory data - story


Top US lawmaker: Iran sanctions coming soon

AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoye of Maryland, during a news conference on healthcare on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2010.

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2010
. - story

Batista’s brasilian OGX tries Santos
oil site after Campos doubled shares

Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista OGX's owner

RIO, March 23, 2010
- story

Oil prices fall as dollar rises against euro - story

Nigerian acting president works to finalise new cabinet - story

US oil firm rescinds plan to sell stakes in Ghana: official - story

Iraq oil revenues dip despite record exports - story

Nigerian oil union protests killings of workers - story

US, Yemen discuss anti-terrorism efforts amid attack warning - story

Oil prices fall, stay above 81 dollars - story

Tensions grow on Sudan’s troubled north-south border - story

Cairn Energy says profit slumps as India project takes off - story

After health, Obama allies zero in on climate - story

Fire at Kuwait oil refinery injures four: company - story

Chrysler to build electric Fiat 500 for US market - story

Nigerian acting president works to finalise new cabinet - story

Oil prices bounce back - story


Ecuador will not forget China's
"mistreatment": president


Ecuador's President Rafael Correa

QUITO, March 22, 2010
- story

OPEC's oil ministers warn
against speculation

Reuters/ Heinz Peter Bader

OPEC oil ministers pose for a group photograph during the official opening of OPEC's new headquarters in Vienna March 17, 2010.

GENEVA, March 22, 2010
- story

Oil prices retreat below 80 dollars - story

Nigeria's ruling party to hold key talks after cabinet sacking - story

Nigerian armed group claims attack on oil pipeline - story

Ukraine delegation for gas talks in Russia Tuesday: company - story

Shell, PetroChina on target for Australia's Arrow - story

Iberdrola to build offshore wind farm in Germany - story

Water: Battery-power desalination offers hope to parched areas - story

Petrobras may boost investment by 26% to focus on offshore oil - story

Pemex says 2009 proven crude oil reserves fell 2.1% - story

Petrobras may boost investment by 26% to focus on offshore oil - story

Too late for Reliance to buy stake in Venezuela block,Deora says - story

Reliance in talks with ONGC for Venezuela stake, E. Times says - story

Venezuela to cut electricity to Sony on energy decree - story

India to import Colombian coal for first time - story

Venezuela punishes 80 firms for big power use - story

Colombian rebels kidnap five oil contractors - story

Ecuador's Correa looks to reshuffle cabinet - story

Venezuela ups proven oil reserves by 23 percent

VIENNA, March 19, 2010
- story

Mexico's Pemex finds two
billion barrels of oil reserves

TULA, March 19, 2010
- story

Oil prices drop, driven by strong dollar - story

Nigeria's ruling party to meet for crucial talks - story

Argentina claims progress for Falkands talks with Britain - story

Russian rhetoric on Arctic 'playing games:' Canada FM - story

Nigeria recalls envoy after Kadhafi 'partition' comment - story

Iraq PM, ex-premier in tight race for parliament - story

Pemex to stabilize output this year, Calderon says - story

Batista raises $3.9 billion less than sought for OSX share sale - story

Mantega may succeed Rousseff as Petrobras chairman, Valor says - story

Rio de Janeiro residents demonstrate against oil bill - story

Cancun climate talks get dim prognosis for success - story

Mexico posts modest rise in oil replacement rate - story

Mexico proven oil replacement rate 77 pct in 2009 - story

Ecuadoreans appeal allowing of Chevron arbitration - story

China's CNOOC bids for Statoil Brazil stake -source - story

Action needed on Norwegian offshore reflagging - story

Oil prices fall as dollar strengthens - story

OPEC nations return to oil sector investment

Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader

A general view of the beginning of a formal session of OPEC oil ministers at OPEC's new headquarters in Vienna March 17, 2010.

VIENNA, March 18, 2010
- story

Iraq election race neck-and-neck:
updated results


Leading contenders in the Iraqi vote, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his rival Iyad Allawi. Maliki and main rival Allawi are neck-and-neck, with updated results showing their blocs in a tight race to be the largest faction in the Iraqi parliament.

BAGHDAD, March 18, 2010
- story


Anadarko bid tops U.S. Gulf of Mexico lease sale - story

Mexico hires Citigroup, HSBC to manage peso bond sale - story

ONGC, Oil India ordered to buy ‘big’ assets overseas - story

Algeria urges Gas Exporters to curb output, stem price decline - story

Chile to limit Solar subsidies, shift cash to rebuild - story

Renova shelves IPO as OSX plans scaled-back offer - story

Brazil’s Rousseff narrows gap with Serra in poll - story

OSX cuts IPO size 67%, deepening Brazil’s sale slump - story

Nigeria's acting leader mulls new cabinet - story

Caracas weeps for its dead after bloody weekend - story

Oil stays above 80 dollars - story

Nigeria's acting president dissolves cabinet - story

France's Total buys into Kazakh oil field - story

Sidelining Russia in Arctic 'unacceptable': Medvedev - story

Lula holds Mideast talks in Jordan - story

Clinton to head high-level US trip to Mexico - story

Bolivia summit to seek global climate change referendum - story

Colombia opening its doors to Venezuela, Uribe says - story

Brazilian president says ready to talk to Hamas - story

Technical conference begins on Haiti reconstruction - story

Oil prices climb on back of OPEC output freeze - story


OPEC 'agrees' to maintain oil output level

Reuters/Leonhard Foeger

The new OPEC building is pictured in Vienna March 15, 2010.
The 156th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) takes place in Vienna
March 17, 2010.

VIENNA, March 17, 2010 - story

Belarus touts anti-air defense
system for Venezuela


Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko with Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez greet workers in Maracay, Venezuela,March 16, 2010

CARACAS, March 17, 2010
- story

Oil prices rise as OPEC set to hold output - story

Iraq PM and main rival locked in tight election battle - story

India's Reliance in talks for US gasfield stake: report - story

Prodi passes on pipelines, board seats to teach in China - story

NGO: differing oil figures could fuel Sudan tension - story

Nigerian leader orders fast-tracking of amnesty deal - story

Bomb blasts expose Nigeria's leadership crisis - story

Gas group Linde sees brighter prospects for 2010 - story

Iran ready for one-shot nuclear fuel exchange inside country - story

Cnooc’s Fu turns to oil ventures abroad after Unocal - story

Petrobras will raise up to $60 billion in share issue - story

Petrobras, Repsol find signs of oil in Brazil block - story

Venezuela approves financial regulation law in first-round vote - story

Chavez faces ‘Dante’s Inferno’ of challenges, Ecoanalitica says - story

Astra books Korean gasoline with option for delivery to Chile - story

Chile backs $3.2 billion Endesa dam as quake damages power grid - story

MPX Colombian project has 1.74 billion tons of coal - story

Petrobras finds more evidence of oil in offshore Piranema field - story

Researchers say 2nd energy boom underway in Peru - story

Brazil to invest $57 billion in electricity by 2013 - story

Rio says Olympics threatened by oil reform - story

Oil prices rebound, glancing 82 dollars a barrel - story



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