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Oil steadied on Tuesday after hitting 2019 highs as concerns about global crude oil demand, coupled with uncertainty over the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks, countered investor optimism around tightening supplies. Read more

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Global markets were volatile heading into the new year. Oil has been no exception, with Brent trading between $62 per barrel on 7 December 2018 before falling to $51/b on 21 December. Read more

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Oil rose to above $57 a barrel on Friday after China said it would hold trade talks with the United States and a survey showed China’s services sector expanded in December, while signs of lower crude supply also lent support. Read more

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Oil prices edged lower in choppy trade on Thursday, pressured by concerns about slowing global economic growth that could dent demand for crude but drawing support from signs of output cuts by Saudi Arabia. Read more

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Oil prices rose on Wednesday on perceptions that a price slide to 2017 lows prompted by economic worries had been overdone amid an OPEC-led effort to tighten supply. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures was up $1.26, or 3 percent. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

The global oil market could move into deficit sooner than expected, thanks to OPEC’s output agreement with Russia and others and to Canada’s decision to cut supply. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Qatar is withdrawing from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as of January 2019, Saad al-Kaabi, the country’s energy minister said on Monday. Read more

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Oil prices fell further on Friday as swelling inventories depressed sentiment despite widespread expectations that OPEC and Russia would agree some form of production cut next week. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Oil prices steadied on Tuesday, depressed by record Saudi production but supported by expectations that oil exporters would agree to cut output at an OPEC meeting next week. Read more

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Oil prices dropped sharply, snapping a four-day winning streak amid concerns about rising global supplies as OPEC weighs a possible cut in production. Read more

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Oil prices steadied on Thursday, having lost nearly 7 percent over the previous three days, but concern over the prospect of an oversupplied market next year remained in spite of OPEC’s message that it may cut crude output. Read more

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Oil futures were little changed on Monday after paring earlier losses despite Saudi Arabia’s pledge to raise crude production to a record high, two weeks before U.S. sanctions potentially choke off Iranian supplies. Read more

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Oil prices rose on growing evidence of falling crude exports from Iran, OPEC’s third-largest producer, before the imposition of new U.S. sanctions and a partial shutdown in the Gulf of Mexico because of Hurricane Michael. Read more

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Crude oil prices shot to a four-year high on Tuesday, catapulted by imminent U.S. sanctions on Iranian crude exports and the apparent reluctance of OPEC and Russia to raise output to offset the potential hit to global supply. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Oil prices rose on Friday ahead of a meeting of OPEC and other large crude exporters that will focus on production increases as U.S. sanctions restrict Iranian exports. Read more

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Oil prices steadied on Thursday but the market remained bullish after news of another fall in U.S. crude inventories and on signs that OPEC may not raise production enough to compensate for the loss of Iranian exports hit by U.S. sanctions. Read more

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Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) received about $567 billion in net oil export revenues in 2017, up 29% from revenues in 2016. Read more

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Oil rose on Friday, clawing back some territory after prices fell by the most in a month in the previous session, as the focus returned to supply concerns ahead of a November deadline for U.S. sanctions on Iranian crude. Read more

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Oil rose on Tuesday, buoyed by the prospect of price support from U.S. sanctions on Iran, although with concern brewing about the outlook for demand, particularly in light of the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing, gains were limited. Read more

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Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday, tracking the stock market higher after a rise in Turkey’s lira quelled fears of emerging market weakness and as market participants focused on lower crude supply from Saudi Arabia and Iran. Read more

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