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Russia's oil companies remain relatively stable against the backdrop of
the recent dramatic fall in oil prices due to low upstream margins but should
crude prices fall below $50/b there would be negative developments for the
Russian oil sector, according to energy minister Alexander Novak.
* NPD looking at impact of oil price plunge
* Future production increases could be challenge
* A number of Norwegian projects face delays
* Service companies lay off staff, cut investment
Thailand's state-owned PTT has received final approval from the
Vietnamese government to go ahead with its plan to build a 20 million mt/year
(400,000 b/d) refinery and petrochemical project in the central Vietnamese
province of Binh Dinh, the Vietnamese government said in a statement Saturday,
European wholesale gas prices were lower in early Monday trade, with day-
ahead contracts in the Netherlands and Germany dropping on low demand, but
longer-term gas contracts extended losses from late last week and fell further
in morning exchanges.
China's state-owned giant China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation or
Sinopec expects to supply 8.4 billion cubic meters of gas to the domestic
market this winter, an 11% increase year on year.
The NYMEX January natural gas futures contract fell 17.8 cents to settle
Friday at $3.464/MMBtu on moderate weather forecasts and gas stocks that are
above year-ago levels.
Near-record wind power generation above 25 GW combined with reduced
demand due to the Christmas holidays keeping German overnight hourly
power prices negative Monday, according to sources.
A poll by ComRes of 2,047 UK adults between November 7 and November 9
found that 58% supported the use of nuclear power in the UK generation mix,
according to a statement Friday by New Nuclear Watch Europe, a lobby group for
new nuclear construction.
Rail shipments of sub-bituminous coal to Otter Tail Power's 475-MW Big
Stone power plant in South Dakota are improving now that BNSF Railway has
resumed a third train for deliveries, an Otter Tail spokeswoman said Thursday.
Continued problems in Venezuela along with other bearish global sentiment
weighed on spot petroleum coke prices through Friday.
Combined stocks of thermal coal at 100 Indian power plants were 20.6%
lower on the year Wednesday at 12.6 million mt, enough supply for eight days
of coal burn, according to data released by India's Central Electricity
US railroads originated 119,710 coal carloads during the week ended
December 13, up 7.8% from the corresponding week a year ago, the Association
of American Railroads said Thursday.
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