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Oil refiners battle to prolong halcyon days

Source: Financial Times, 18th August 2014

US refiners are facing an intense struggle to protect their interests, with international pressure and calls from oil-extraction companies to be allowed to export crude

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Brent crude advances on Ukraine comments

Source: Financial Times, 15th August 2014

Oil prices were set for weekly losses amid ample supplies and signs that demand from some of the world’s largest economies may be slowing

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Brent crude lifted on Ukraine comments

Source: Financial Times, 15th August 2014

But oil prices were set for weekly losses amid ample supplies and signs that demand from some of the world’s largest economies may be slowing

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Why oil prices that “should” be going higher are going lower

London, 15 August 2014

The world has changed.  Even two years ago, with a war going on by proxy between Russia and Ukraine, we'd have seen a ten dollar rally in the price of crude, not prices below $97, like we're seeing today.  Add to that the Iraq crisis in the North, the continuing Syrian conflict, the destabilization in the oil producing countries of Libya and Egypt and you'd have been shocked - at least in 2011 - to see prices go decisively under $100 a barrel and act badly there.  What's going on here?

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Rosneft asks Moscow for $42bn

Source: Financial Times, 15th August 2014

Russia to consider request from Igor Sechin, the powerful head of the energy group, to offset the impact of western restrictions against state-owned company

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Turkey urges US to ease Kurdish oil block

Source: Financial Times, 14th August 2014

Officials in Washington have discouraged international purchases of Kurdish oil for fear the trade could further fragment Iraq

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The 3rd Annual Kalimantan Coal Conference

2-3 September 2014 Novotel Hotel, Balikpapan Indonesia

The makeup of Asia Pacific coal industry is changing, with demand shifting inexorably to India, East Asia and emerging markets. Traditional Chinese market suppliers are seeking means of participating in this growth market, and competition for supply will strengthen. Kalimantan coal has a strong and sustainable demand, reliable infrastructure in East and South, and developments in Central are all critical to the long-term competitiveness of remote coals mines of Kalimantan to supply into the Asian market.

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Turkey wants Kurdish oil sales ban lifted

Source: Financial Times, 14th August 2014

Officials in Washington have discouraged international purchases of Kurdish oil for fear the trade could further fragment Iraq

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Petronas warns of difficult second half

Source: Financial Times, 13th August 2014

Malaysian oil group says buoyant US supplies will offset any upward pressure on the oil price from tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine

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Shell to cut 250 jobs in Aberdeen

Source: Financial Times, 12th August 2014

Oil company’s decision to shed 250 jobs as part of a reorganisation of its North Sea operations follows a similar move by Chevron in June

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