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LNG, integrated market are keys to Euopean security of supply: US official

LNG and a "truly integrated energy market in Europe" are keys to providing security of supply in Europe, a US government official said Monday in a phone briefing....Read More »

Oil

  • Crude futures settle higher on China rate cut, OPEC scrutiny

    The ICE January Brent futures contract settled $1.03 higher at $80.36/b Friday after a surprise interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted hopes the world's second largest economy could grow faster.

  • WEEKLY WRAP: Stronger WTI Midland differential lifts Light Houston Sweet

    The Light Houston Sweet differential strengthened week on week due to West Texas Intermediate in Midland, Texas, being supported by higher demand with Plains All-American Pipeline's Sunrise crude pipeline set to startup in December, sources said. LHS was assessed Thursday at $2.65 below the Light Louisiana Sweet differential at WTI plus $1/b or $76.53/b.

  • Russia discussing possible measures to cut oil output: minister

    Russia is discussing possible measures to cut oil production to support falling oil prices and believes the situation may require "coordinated action" by major oil producers, energy minister Alexander Novak said Friday.

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