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Oil reverses gains on surprise US crude build NEW YORK: Oil prices were largely unchanged on Wednesday, giving up earlier gains after the U.S. government reported a surprise crude stockpile build.Crude inventories rose 1.1 million barrels in the week ended Aug. 5, compared with analysts' expectations for a decrease of 1.0 million barrels, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 5 cents to $42.75 per barrel by 10:50 a.m. EDT (1450 GMT).U.S. gasoline futures rose nearly 1 percent, extending gains, after the EIA also reported a larger-than-expected gasoline drawdown of 2.8 million barrel, but last reversed gains and was trading at down nearly 1 percent.Brent crude futures rose by 2 cents to $45 per barrel."We do feel that any further strength in the spot price will be met with selling," said Tariq Zahir, trader in crude oil spreads at Tyche Capital Advisors in New York."At this time of year, we should ...

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Oil prices down as OPEC meeting awaited NEW YORK: Oil prices fell slightly on world markets on Tuesday, with investors taking profits after consecutive rises in recent days.A barrel of West Texas Intermediate for September delivery fell 25 cents to $42.77 on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after having risen nearly a dollar and a half the day before.In London, a barrel of North Sea Brent for October delivery fell 41 cents to $44.98 on the Intercontinental Exchange.The slight declines followed Monday's ...

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US WCoast Products-Los Angeles gasoline extends losses HOUSTON: Los Angeles gasoline differentials slipped slightly on Monday, while jet fuel differentials in Southern California firmed.Tesoro Corp on Monday said it completed planned maintenance at its 240,000 barrel per day Los Angeles refinery over the weekend.August CARBOB in Los Angeles dipped 0.5 cent to sell at a 10.5-cent-a-gallon discount to NYMEX RBOB futures . September-delivering CARBOB was pegged at parity to the NYMEX.In San Francisco, August CARBOB was unchanged at roughly a 2-cent-a-gallon discount ...

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US Cash Crude-Grades mostly stable in moderately active trading NEW YORK: US cash crude differentials were mostly stable on Monday in moderately active trading.Market intelligence reported crude inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma rose by more than 307,000 barrels the week to Aug. 5, traders said on Monday.Light Louisiana Sweet for September delivery fell 2 cents to a midpoint of $1.63 and traded between $1.60 and $1.65 a barrel premium to US crude futures.Mars Sour fell 3 cents to a midpoint of minus $3.08 and traded ...

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Grades steady, Whiting output still below capacity CALGARY: Canadian heavy crude prices were unchanged in thin trade on Monday as BP Plc worked to restore full production at its 413,500 barrel-per-day Whiting, Indiana, refinery, which is a major consumer of oil sands crude.Sources familiar with plant operations said gasoline production from the refinery had increased after issues last week caused BP to cut production by nearly 20 to 25 percent.Western Canada Select heavy blend crude for September delivery last traded at $14.90 ...

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Hungarian stocks fall as Richter shares drop; currencies firm BUDAPEST/WARSAW: Hungary's main equities index fell on Friday, led lower by drug maker Richter , after the company said its drug cariprazine failed a clinical trial in the United States.Richter and its US partner, Allergan, said a clinical trial of cariprazine as treatment for a major depressive disorder failed, but the trials would continue . Richter's stocks fell 3 percent by 1514 GMT.Budapest's stock index fell one percent. Warsaw's blue-chip index was little changed.Polish assets ...

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US crude oil exports plunge more than 40pc in June to 383,000 bpd NEW YORK: US crude oil exports plunged by more than 40 percent in June, foreign trade data from the US Census Bureau showed on Friday, after Brent's premium to US crude hovered in a tight band earlier this year.Total exports dropped to 383,000 barrels per day from May's record of 662,000 bpd, according to data compiled by Reuters.Exports to Canada were 280,000 bpd versus 308,000 bpd a month prior. Exports to United Kingdom were 37,000 ...