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Nigeria data -- 2015 oil revenue seen down $10 bil on price fall: industry

Nigeria's oil revenues may fall by $10 billion this year if world prices remain at the current average of $53/barrel, foreign oil companies operating there have said, further compounding funding...Read More »


  • US regulators announce stricter tank car standards, ease up on retrofit schedule

    US rail regulators on Friday announced new stringent specifications for tank cars carrying crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids, but gave owners more time to retrofit their fleets than previously proposed, mitigating some of the potential costs that could impact crude-by-rail shipments.

  • Jet fuel specification change sparks complications for European traders

    Effective Saturday, DEFSTAN 91-91 -- a rigorous and widely accepted specification standard for aviation fuel issued by the UK's Ministry of Defense -- will increase the allowable FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) biofuel content to 50 parts per million under Issue 7 Amendment 3, a change that has already had serious implications for European jet market participants.

  • EBOB gasoline backwardation at 4-week high on refinery maintenance

    The backwardation between front-month and second-month Northwest European gasoline swaps reached a four-week high Thursday, with the prompt section of the curve boosted by expectations of a tighter supply balance on the back of regional refinery maintenance in May, as well as by bullish sentiment in the US NYMEX RBOB gasoline futures.

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Natural Gas

  • Oregon LNG to move ahead, despite adverse pipeline decision

    Oregon LNG plans to move forward with the proposed construction of a $6.3 billion peak-shaving and export facility in Warrenton, Oregon, in spite of a decision by a state agency to uphold a county denial of a land-use permit for a 40-mile pipeline segment to service the project, CEO Peter Hansen said Friday.

  • NBP, TTF ICE natural gas trading volumes down sharply in April

    Natural gas futures traded volumes on the IntercontinentalExchange for the UK's NBP gas hub and the Dutch TTF gas hub dropped sharply in April as fewer trading days and the expiry of the Summer 15 contract led to lower liquidity on Europe's two largest gas hubs, ICE data showed Friday.

  • Chevron finds more gas near Gorgon LNG project off Western Australia

    US major Chevron has made another gas discovery near its Greater Gorgon resource off Western Australia, which is currently being developed to feed a 15 million mt/year LNG project on Barrow Island.

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