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OPEC sees world oil demand growing by 1.2 pct in 2011

VIENNA, July 21, 2010 - story

China now world's number one energy user: report

AFP/Frederic J. Brown

A power plant is seen in Beijing. China has rejected an assessment from the International Energy Agency that it had surpassed the United States to become the world's top energy consumer, calling the data "unreliable".

BEIJING, July 20, 2010 - story

Chavez says oil prices still low - story

Oil prices rise on forecast drop in US crude reserves - story

Ecuador lawsuit: Chevron said to U.S. Dept of Justice and Ecuador, expert is a fraud - story

China rejects title of world's number one energy user - story

Obama launches new oceans policy - story

World warned energy path unsustainable at US talks - story

Global firms invited to join Iran energy projects - story

China rushes to clean up oil spill after pipeline blast - story

Clinton arrives in Kabul ahead of conference - story

Clinton seeks more from Pakistan in terror fight - story

Brazil vows to continue clean energy push at summit - story

Suriname lawmakers elect ex-dictator as president - story

Chavez exhumes Venezuela's national hero Simon Bolivar - story

Venezuela recalls ambassador to Colombia amid rebel row - story

How do the new anti-Iran sanctions affect oil? - Reuters - story

BP ordered to draft new oil well plan after seepage

AP /Dave Martin

oil slick sits on the surface of the water a few miles from the site
of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday,
July 17, 2010.

NEW ORLEANS, July 19, 2010
- story

Venezuela recalls ambassador
to Colombia amid rebel row

AP/William Fernando Martinez

Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe speaks during a press conference
at the presidential palace in Bogota, Friday , July 16, 2010
CARACAS, July 19, 2010
- story

BP halts Gulf oil flow for first time since April


Gulf geyser stops gushing . AP  This image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 14:27 CDT, shows that oil has stopped flowing.

NEW ORLEANS, July 16, 2010
- story

BP well may be capped, but
oil's damage is far from over

AP Photo/Judi Bottoni

Oil-damaged plants are seen in a Louisiana bay
south of Myrtle Grove, La., Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
NEW ORLEANS, July 14, 2010
- story

BP hopes for end to Gulf oil
nightmare after fitting cap


This graphic shows the latest efforts by BP to stem the
Gulf of Mexico oil spill by using a new cap on the leaking wellhead.
NEW ORLEANS, July 13, 2010
- story

US imposes new freeze on deepwater drilling

Reuters/Lisi Niesner

Greenpeace activists paint over a banner with the British Petroleum (BP) logo in a protest against the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico at St. Stephen's square in Vienna July 7, 2010.
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2010
- story

BP leak puts up to 4.5 million barrels of oil in sea: IEA - story

China, Argentina agree 10 billion dollars in rail deals - story

Oil prices languish under 75 dollars - story

Timeline of Gulf of Mexico oil spill two months on - Chrono - story

Gulf residents share pain as commission probes BP oil spill - story

PDVSA crude spills mar Venezuela oil hub Lake Maracaibo - story

Reuters Factbox: BP assets that may end up for sale - story

Colombia's Ecopetrol to update its code of good governance - story

IDRC pledge US$35 million to think tanks in Latin America and South Asia - story

Franco prospect flow rate Brazil record 50,000 bpd - story

Brazil's Petrobras finds 500 mln bbl oil field in Angola - story

Oil prices drop under 75 dollars - story

Robots replace cap over gushing BP oil well

Reuters/Marc Morrison

Workers onboard the Transocean Discoverer Inspiration
deploy the 3 Ram Capping Stack to the Deepwater Horizon
BOP (blowout preventer) in the Gulf of Mexico July 11, 2010.
NEW ORLEANS, July 12, 2010
- story

Extra-time Iniesta secures World Cup for Spain

AFP/Jewel Samad

Spain's midfielder Andres Iniesta (R) shoots and scores a goal past Netherlands' goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg during extra time the 2010 FIFA football World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City stadium in Soweto, suburban Johannesburg.JOHANNESBURG, July 12, 2010
- story

Oil prices drop towards 75 dollars - story

BP puts oil leak bill at 3.5 billion dollars - story

PetroChina says open to closer ties with BP: report - story

Obama sets campaign mode to attack - story

US criminal probe into oil spill ongoing: attorney general - story

BP in talks to sell Alaska oil field: report - story

China pumps billions of dollars into Canada's oil sands - story

Gulf oil spill clean-up is difficult but much-needed work - Scene - story

Obama loses drilling moratorium appeal


NEW ORLEANS, July 09, 2010
- story

Ahmadinejad says sanctions
will not alter nuclear drive

Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at news conference in Nigeria's capital Abuja July 8, 2010.

ABUJA, July 09, 2010
- story

Oil companies reeling from drilling moratorium uncertainty - story

Oil price finish week on a high - story

BP hopes to fix oil well by late July: report - story

Venezuela's PDVSA recovers stolen oil equipment - story

Colombia's Santos taps trade, energy ministers - story

Chevron draws fire from U.S. Council of Bishops, Sierra Club over improper Ecuador lobbying - story

Alstom signs 100 mln eur Brazil windfarm deal - story

Brazil seeks to cut Petrobras gas waste-report - story

Oil prices climb on buoyant data, crude inventories dip - story

Obama loses drilling moratorium appeal


NEW ORLEANS, July 09, 2010
- story

Ahmadinejad says sanctions
will not alter nuclear drive

Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at news conference in Nigeria's capital Abuja July 8, 2010.

ABUJA, July 09, 2010
- story

Oil prices climb on buoyant data, crude inventories dip - story

BP hopes to fix oil well by late July: report

A map showing the extent of the Gulf of Mexico
spill as of Monday, July 5, 2010

LONDON, July 08, 2010
- story

Swiss solar plane makes history
with round-the-clock flight

AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

Experimental aircraft Solar Impulse -- with pilot Andre Borschberg onboard -- has landed in Switzerland on Thursday at 9.01 am (0701 GMT), after completing a historic flight lasting some 26 hours.

PAYERNE, Switzerland, July 08, 2010
- story

Oil fails to gain support above 75 dollars - story

Weather hampers oil effort as BP letter surfaces -

Tropical depression forms in Gulf of Mexico - story

US government launches as new website on Gulf oil spill - story

US demands financial information from BP: letter - story

Nigeria pledges more debate on controversial oil reform law - story

ENI, ex-subsidiary to pay penalty over bribery claims - story

Europe should freeze deep water drilling: top official - story

Shell opens production at major new oil project in Nigeria - story

Total to acquire UTS Energy of Canada - story

Colombia's Santos invites Chavez to inauguration - story

Venezuela slum takes socialism beyond Chavez - story

Helmerich & Payne warns oil field service peers about PDVSA - story

Oil prices rally as equities bounces - story

Ecuador seeks renegotiated
foreign oil contracts: president

CARACAS, July 07, 2010
- story

BP chief visits home of world's
top sovereign wealth fund

AFP/ Ebrahim Adawi

Thomas Geissler (centre), the chief executive of TG-Gold-Super-Markt, tries the "Gold to Go" vending machine at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi on May 12.

ABU DHABI, July 07, 2010
- story

Oil prices slip on US recovery concerns - story

Oil hits Texas as BP dismisses money worries - story

Iran oil well fire quelled after 38 days: report - story

Hong Kong firm to face trial over major Australia oil spill - story

BP agrees to inform US ahead of transactions: report - story

BP chief executive 'on visits to important partners' - story

BP is 'opportunity' for investors: Libyan oil chief - story

US urges China to free geologist 'immediately' - story

Nuclear talks can resume from Sept 1 if conditions met: Iran - story

China signs major deal to build refinery in Nigeria - story

Peru approves admission of Ecopetrol to Lot 117 in the Maranon Basin - story

Salazar Resources resumed drilling at its Curipamba Project, Ecuador - story

Reuters Factbox: Offshore increasingly important to oil industry - story

Peruvian Lawmaker announces legal actions against Pluspetrol for Marañon oil spill - story

Petrobras gets $1.47 bln loan for vessels - story

Brazil vote on oil production sharing may be delayed - story

Oil prices slip on US recovery concerns - story

Britain works on crisis plan
in case spill sinks BP: report

LONDON, July 06, 2010
- story

BP mulls selling Colombia, Venezuela
fields to pay spill costs


BP's Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward

LONDON, July 06, 2010
- story

Oil falls in Asian trade after weak US data - story

Tar balls hit Texas as oil spill cost soars - story

New storm forms near oil-slickened Louisiana coast - story

Britain, Germany, UAE deny refusing fuel to Iran planes - story

BP oil spill costs soar above 3 billion dollars - story

US Navy airship en route to assist Gulf oil recovery - story

Saudi agrees on nuclear energy pact with France - story

US geologist jailed for eight years in China - story

Dozen foreign sailors kidnapped in Nigeria freed: military - story

Reuters Factbox-Arbitration cases against Venezuela nationalizations - story

Apco Oil and Gas awarded the Llanos 40 block in southwestern Colombia 's Llanos basin. - story

Gulf of Mexico oil & gas ops resuming after Alex - story

Peru eyes price floor for natural gas exports - story

Brazil's Rousseff takes campaign to business hub - story


Obama warns Iran of new
pressure, signs sanctions

Reuters/ Larry Downing

Obama signed into law the toughest ever US sanctions on Iran.

WASHINGTON, July 02, 2010
- story

Venezuela's PDVSA worth $149 billion U.S. dollars


PDVSA HQ in Maracaibo, Venezuela

CARACAS, July 02, 2010
- story

France signs accord to help Morocco's nuclear energy drive - story

Belarus, Russia sign long-awaited gas transit deal: Minsk - story

Oil stable as traders await vital US payrolls data - story

Gulf oil clean-up stalled by rough weather - story

South Korean firm in talks with Scotland-based oil explorer - story

First hurricane, Alex, weakens across northeast Mexico - story

South Korean firm in talks with Scotland-based oil explorer - story

Samsung Heavy wins 1.7 billion dollar shipbuilding deals - story

Obama signs toughest-ever US sanctions on Iran - story

BP boss takes spill questions in open Internet event - story

Vuvuzela assault planned on BP headquarters - story

US lawmaker: Oil spill costs may run trillions of dollars - story

Not enough 'money in the world' for all BP spill claims - story

Venezuela, Vietnam sign joint oil venture contract - story

BP subsidiary fined 5.2 million dlrs for 'false reporting' - story

Statoil awards 6.2 billion euros in maintenance contracts - story

Key political risks to watch in Venezuela-July - story

Oil prices slide on weak US, Chinese data - story


Assad backs Brazil-Turkey plan
to solve Iran nuclear row

AP/ Eraldo Peres

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, left, and Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva listen to Syria's national anthem at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Bashar al-Assad is on a two-day official visit to Brazil.

BRASILIA, July 01, 2010
- story

High winds, choppy seas from
Alex disrupts Gulf oil clean-up


Alex's choppy seas

NEW ORLEANS, July 01, 2010
- story



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