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Brent slips in choppy trade, supportive data lifts US crude HOUSTON: Brent crude futures eased in choppy trading on Friday on improving supply and concerns about tepid demand for oil in Europe and China, while US crude rose on supportive data from the United States. Slowing economic activity in Europe and Asia has dampened demand for oil, while supply is on the rise. Libya's output has reached 925,000 barrels per day (bpd), the highest since militias turned on each other after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. "At the moment, supplies are abundant and demand is weaker," said Andrey Kryuchenkov, an analyst at London-based VTB Capital. The US economy grew at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years in the second quarter with all sectors contributing to the jump in output, the Commerce Department said. The report raised the estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) to show the economy expanded at a 4.6 percent annual rate, in line with Wall Street's expectations. ...

Oil prices mixed; stronger dollar weighs on WTI NEW YORK: Crude oil prices closed mixed Friday, with the WTI futures contract under pressure from a stronger dollar and Brent gaining after Scotland rejected independence from the United Kingdom. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October fell 66 cents, closing at $92.41 a barrel.Brent North Sea crude for delivery in November rose 69 cents to settle at $98.39 a barrel in London, recovering from a two-year low earlier this week. The WTI contract weakened ...
US crude falls on worries about glut, Brent flat NEW YORK: US crude oil fell on Friday, on track for its fourth daily decline on continued concerns about ample supply at a time of weak global economic data and fragile demand.Analysts and traders also cited some liquidation of long positions ahead of Monday's expiration of the front-month light-crude contract.Brent crude hovered around $98 a barrel, as talk of possible OPEC production cuts kept the benchmark up from the 26-month lows reached at the start ...
Exxon says US allows it to wind down drilling in Russian Arctic WASHINGTON: US oil major Exxon Mobil said on Friday the US Treasury Department granted it a license to wind down operations on a drilling well in the Kara Sea in the Russian Arctic.US sanctions on Russia over its aggression in the Ukraine seek to stop billions of dollars worth of cooperation between Western and Russian energy companies on oil drilling in Russia's Arctic, in Siberia and offshore.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Oil edges lower on supply glut and strong dollar NEW YORK: Oil traded lower on Thursday, pressured by ample supply and concern over a weakening of demand growth in major consumer nations, as well as by a rise in the U.S. dollar.The decline in the global benchmark Brent price was limited by a drop in Libya's output and talk of OPEC production cuts. Brent hit a 26-month low on Monday after data showing a slowdown in China's factory output raised demand concerns.Meanwhile, the U.S. ...
Oil prices dip on US crude data, OPEC speculation NEW YORK: Oil prices dipped Wednesday following mixed US crude-inventory data and reports suggesting an OPEC production cut is unlikely when the organization meets in November. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October delivery shed 46 cents to close at $94.42 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.European benchmark Brent oil for November delivery slipped eight cents to $98.97 a barrel in London.US crude inventories unexpectedly increased by 3.7 million barrels for the week ...
PDVSA says ends 'major' maintenance on Puerto La Cruz refinery CARACAS: Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA said on Wednesday it completed a "major" 42-day maintenance on a distillation unit at its Puerto La Cruz oil refinery.Puerto La Cruz is a 187,000 barrel-per-day refinery located on the Caribbean coast. The unit in question processed 70,000 barrels per day, PDVSA added in a statement on its web site.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

 



 
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