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Iran's OPEC governor urges Trump not to use U.S. strategic oil reserve

Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

U.S. looking at reserve as spare capacity insufficient: Iran. Trump should drop sanctions instead:Iran's OPEC governor

By Grant Smith

Petroleumworld 07 16 2018

Start a (trade) war to bring down gasoline prices

Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Donald Trump has a way to reduce our oil consumption.

By Julian Lee

Petroleumworld 07 16 2018


IEA says OPEC output may be stretched to limit by supply crises

OPEC supply competition growing most in five years

Output from group's competitors to expand by 2.1 million b/d. OPEC is pumping more than the daily average needed next year. - Video - OPEC Sees Rival Supply Growing Most in Five Years, Meeting 2019 Demand.

By Grant Smith

Petroleumworld 07 12 2018

Trump's OPEC policy, prices tweets have Putin preparing for oil talks

Asia News Today

Russia sees Trump raising issue of oil supply, person says. Trump made series of tweets targeting OPEC policy, oil prices - Video - Crude plunged the most in two years. Bloomberg's Carlos Caminada reports.

By Ilya Arkhipov and Elena Mazneva

Petroleumworld 07 12 2018



U.S. allies are imperiled of Iran oil even before America's deadline

Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

Sept.-loading Iranian cargoes may be last to head for Japan. U.S. has asked buyers to end Iranian oil purchases by Nov. 4 -Video- Oil Fell After Increase in U.S. Stockpiles

By Sharon Cho, Serene Cheong, and Tsuyoshi Inajima

Petroleumworld 07 10 2018

Natural Gas Industry producers are fighting for their lives

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Natural gas producers feeling a competitive threat from wind. Companies from Shell to Equinor look to make gas cheaper, -Video- Big Oil Is Giving Out America's Fattest Paychecks

By Mathew Carr, Mikael Holter, Kevin Crowley, and Anna Shiryaevskaya

Petroleumworld 07 10 2018


Oil, beans and steel: How U.S .- China trade wars will redraw global commerce

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Tariffs, sanctions already roiling biggest commodity markets. Projects in doubt as nations erect barriers.

By Isis Almeida, Joe Deaux, Alex Longley, and Dan Murtaugh

Petroleumworld 07 09 2018

Mexico aims to end foreign fuel imports in three years - next president

Daniel Becerril/Reuters

“The objective is that we stop buying foreign gasoline by the half way point of my six-year term,” said Lopez Obrador

By David Alire Garcia and Miguel Angel Gutierrez




U.S.-Iran tensions rise over Strait of Hormuz oil route as EU tries to save nuclear deal

Source: Copernicus Sentinel 2017

Strait of Hormuz is a chokepoint for 30% of global oil exports. U.S. wants Iran's oil revenue to be zero: U.S. State official. - Bloomberg Video - Trump's War of Words With Iran Over Oil Continues

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin

Petroleumworld 07 06 2018

Mexico oil reform is set to stay - AMLO's chief of staff Alfonso Romo

Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg

Romo seeks bank deregulation, more flexible pension investment. Lopez Obrador wants conciliation, not conflict, on airport.

By Nacha Cattan and Daniel Cancel

Petroleumworld 07 06 2018

Trump continue with pressure on OPEC to boost supply as oil holds gains

U.S. inventories are said to have fallen 4.51 million barrels. President says group needs to do more to bring price down. - Video- Oil Market Sentiment Still Quite Bullish, Vanda Insights' Hari Says

By Kevin Orland

Petroleumworld 07 05 2018

Petrobras gets China's $14 billion bail out in refinery flop

Dado Galdieri

Petrobras's Comperj oil refinery Itaborai, Brazil. CNPC expands partnership to include graft-hit Comperj project. Petrobras and CNPC are already partners at offshore fields.

By Sabrina Valle

Petroleumworld 07 05 2018

Saudi Arabia and Russia reaffirm million-barrel oil boost under OPEC deal

Andrei Rudakov/ /Bloomberg

Energy ministers from both countries spoke by phone on Monday. Monitoring process should be modified to reflect new goal.

By Grant Smith

Petroleumworld 07 04 2018

Trump asked top aides about invading Venezuela

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The idea, despite his aides' best attempts to shoot it down, would nonetheless persist in the president's head.

By Joshua Goodman

Petroleumworld 07 04 2018

Saudi Arabia weigh lure of higher oil prices as U.S. asks for more

State oil co. to decide official selling prices this week. Traders and analysts in Asia say pricing strategy uncertain. -Video - 'Wouldn't Rule Out' $100 Brent, Oil Analyst Sen Says

By Serene Cheong

Petroleumworld 07 03 2018

After AMLO wins big in Mexico, investors wait for new president words with caution


Markets watching next government signals on economic policy; AMLO makes investors nervous. -Video - Bloomberg's Eric Martin reports on Mexico's election of its first left-wing president in decades.

By Aline Oyamada and Justin Villamil

Petroleumworld 07 03 2018 s

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador new president of Mexico, gets his chance after decades as fixture in country politics

Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), the new president of Mexico waves to supporters on July 1, 2018. 

Presidential front-runner has been leader for left since 2000. AMLO rails against graft, says his leadership can eliminate it.

By Eric Martin

Petroleumworld 07 02 2018

Energy utilities and big oil are lining up for an electric vehicle war

Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

BP and Shell have bought electric-car charging companies. Power utilities are boosting sales to homes, chargers on roads.

By Kelly Gilblom and Anna Hirtenstein

Petroleumworld 07 02 2018


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