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Oil Stabilizes On Small Crude Draw

The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a small draw in crude oil inventory of 812,000 barrels for the week ending June 13, but still coming in over analyst expectations of a much bigger 2.033-million barrel drawdown in inventories. Last week, the API reported a surprise build of 4.852 million barrels. A day later, …

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OPEC supply cuts raises oil prices

Oil prices rose on Monday after Saudi Arabia said producer club OPEC and Russia were likely to keep withholding supplies, and in relief that the United States and Mexico averted a trade war that would have damaged the global economy. Front-month Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, …

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Nigeria won’t exceed oil output target – Barkindo

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said on Monday Nigeria has no intention of going beyond its oil production target of 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) until the end of March 2018. Barkindo made this known at the opening of the fourth Joint OPEC-non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee in St. Petersburg, Russia. …

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ExxonMobil, Shell Nigeria suffer biggest oil output decline

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited recorded the biggest decline in production from joint venture assets in the first quarter of this year. The subsidiary of the United States-based ExxonMobil Corporation saw its JV output drop from 11.646 million barrels in January last year …

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Brent crude oil tops $50

Oil prices rose on Thursday with Brent briefly topping $50 thanks to a weaker dollar and a drop in US crude stockpiles, traders said. Brent North Sea crude reached $50.05 a barrel — breaching $50 for the first time since early last month. Later around 1230 GMT, Brent North Sea …

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