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Why rig count is not up but price of oil is

Rig count no longer enough to estimate U.S. production. Forecasters look at everything from sand use to hiring stats. OPEC's control of the oil market is running on fumes -Video

By David Wethe

Petroleumworld 01 12 2018

Sergio Fajardo a math whiz who doubled debt is favorite to win Colombian election

Mauricio Moreno/GDA via AP

Sergio Fajardo in 2013.
Fajardo took out dollar loans to finance education projects. Debt payments of Antioquia province soared as peso weakened.

By Matthew Bristow

Petroleumworld 01 12 2018


Canada on alert U.S. could leave Nafta

Bloomberg's Josh Wingrove reports on the status of Nafta talks. Loonie, peso fall ahead of next round of talks in Montreal. U.S. bristles after Canada escalates trade fight at WTO

By Josh Wingrove

Petroleumworld 01 11 2018

U.S. now a net gas exporter, pipelines to Mexico, Cheniere's LNG shipments do the trick

The first time in 60 years. 2.2 billion cubic-feet-per-day flip seen between 2016 and 2017

By Naureen S Malik

Petroleumworld 01 11 2018

Stronger oil prices on the road on massive drop in U.S. stockpile

Matthew Busch/Bloomberg

Crude inventories slid by 11.2 million barrels last week: API. U.S. output forecast by EIA to expand above 10 million b/d

By Ben Sharples

Petroleumworld 01 10 2018

Florida off Trump's offshore drilling plan after objections

Hoberman Collection/Getty Images

State's Democratic senator says politics motivated switch. Governor Scott, a Republican, expected to run for Senate seat

By Jennifer A Dlouhy

Petroleumworld 01 10 2018


Supertankers the real victim from OPEC's oil cuts

Stephane De Sakutin/AFP

Production curbs and tanker oversupply crush daily earnings. Returns slumped 57 percent year-on-year in 2017, data show

By Firat Kayakiran

Petroleumworld 01 09 2018

U.S. open to drill in all offshore waters, but big oil focus is on eastern Gulf


The Arctic is remote and expensive, Pacific states such as California have vowed to block drilling, and other areas also harbor deep opposition from politicians, environmental groups and business interests worried about spills. “The eastern Gulf of Mexico could be very attractive to industry because of the proximity to existing infrastructure in the central and western Gulf of Mexico,”-NOIA

By Ernest Scheyder, Valerie Volcovici

Petroleumworld 01 09 2018

Oil tanker carrying 136,000 tons of light oil ablaze off Chinese coast at risk of explosion

CCTV via Reuters TV

Smoke and fire billow from the Panama-registered tanker Sanchi, carrying 950,000 barrels aprox. of Iranian oil, after it collided with a Chinese freighter in the East China Sea, in this still image taken from a video Sunday.


Petroleumworld 01 08 2018

With hyperinflation is a messy business paying venezuelans

Monthly salary hikes won't do. Bonuses of food crates, vouchers, dollars have become the norm. Companies trying to prevent top employees from fleeing country. Why Venezuela is getting increasingly desperate - Video

By Noris Soto and Fabiola Zerpa

Petroleumworld 01 08 2018



Trump to open new offshore oil & gas drilling in most U.S. coastal waters

Tim Rue

Proposal includes waters off California, Florida coasts. Environmentalists have fought expanded drilling for decades

By Jennifer A Dlouhy

Petroleumworld 01 05 2018

Petrobras to pay $3 billion to settle U.S. lawsuits over corruption scheme

Ricardo Moraes

Settlement ends three years of litigation over bribery scheme. Payout less than half the amount expected by Morgan Stanley - Video

By Sabrina Valle

Petroleumworld 01 01 2018



The Famous Five: Oil's key people who could define the market in 2018


Khalid Al-Falih, Alexander Novak,Tim Dove,Nicolas Maduro,Elon Musk

By Christopher Sell and Grant Smith

Petroleumworld 04 01 2018

Extreme cold weather sinks U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico

Luke Sharrett /Bloomberg

Residential and commercial demand in the Gulf has soared. Gas prices in West Texas hit the highest level in a year

By Ryan Collins

Petroleumworld 04 01 2018


Oil 2018: Iran may not be oil's biggest wild card

Leon Neal

A more tangible swing factor for prices is right here in the U.S.

By Liam Denning

Petroleumworld 03 01 2018

Election year enters in Mexico with spate of political killings

Francisco Robles/AFP

Relatives and friends of mayor Arturo Gomez carry his coffin during his funeral in Petatlan, Mexico, on Dec. 29, 2017. One mayor, two mayoral aspirants murdered in less than a week.Twenty one mayors and former mayors killed last year: Alcaldes

By Nacha Cattan

Petroleumworld 03 01 2018











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