Yesterday, crude oil futures prices closed at nearly a 17-month low. Bulls talking up an OPEC cut just couldn’t silence the drumbeat of falling demand growth and a sagging economy.
Light, sweet crude for December delivery settled down 93 cents, or 1.5%, at $63.22 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the lowest [...]
That’s a lot of title to swallow, but it’s such an interesting puzzle. The media tends to simplify things and lately that has manifested itself in the reporting on the booming oil industry. Oil prices are at all-time highs, producers are defending the price of crude oil, countries where oil is in high demand are complaining, [...]
A multinational consortium has struck oil in ultra-deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico.The companies said an exploration well called Stones #3 had hit reservoirs of natural gas and oil in 7,500 feet of water and at a total depth of 29,400 feet. The well was drilled by Royal Dutch Shell, which holds a 35% stake [...]
Oil prices have fallen on expectations that oil giant Exxon will restart production following the resolution of a strike in Nigeria.
The eight day strike contributed to near-record high oil prices after the company was forced to almost completely shut down production in Nigeria.
US light, sweet crude was down $2.53 at $110.46 a barrel. In London, [...]
MEXICO CITY - A line on a map of the Gulf of Mexico clearly divides U.S. and Mexican claims to potentially vast pools of oil deep below the ocean floor, and multinational companies are busily extracting crude north of this maritime border.
South of the line, Mexico’s state-run oil company has hardly begun exploring — a [...]
Angelic children stare at rolling waves as a deep voice booms out the wonders of petroleum. “Mexico has a great treasure, a treasure hidden below the bottom of the sea,” the narrator says soothingly above joyous music. “But the world now confronts a new reality.” Suddenly, the watcher is bombarded with graphics explaining deep sea [...]
DUBAI (Reuters) - Speculation was driving triple-digit oil making it impossible for any organization to control its movement, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said in remarks published on Friday.
“Speculation in futures market is determining prices,” Ali al-Naimi told Asharq al-Awast newspaper in Morocco. “Today there is no link between oil (market) fundamentals and prices.”
“The duty of [...]
QUITO (AFP) - OPEC member Ecuador on Thursday suspended its oil exports because a landslide cut off its main pipeline, state-run Petroecuador oil company said.
“Exports were suspended and a force majeure was declared to avoid sanctions from our buyers, who already have been notified of the emergency,” an unnamed Petroecuador official told AFP.
Petroecuador said the [...]