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Saudi Arabia to tender construction for Mecca 600MW solar project: energy ministry

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia plans to tender a contract to build a 600 megawatt solar power project in Mecca, the country’s energy ministry said in a tweet on Sunday. The plant is part of a wider plan to build a 2,600 megawatt solar power project in Saudi city, which will be implemented in phases, Read More

Reaching for political heights? Trump's statement on Golan sparks int'l uproar

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US President Donald Trump’s idea to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights has sent shock waves throughout the world as nations in the Middle East and beyond slammed it as contrary to international law. Trump has once again rocked the world with yet another demonstratively pro-Israeli stunt as he said it was time for Read More

Alberta sees OPEC pricing go from too cheap to too pricey

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By Robert Tuttle on 3/22/2019 Photo: Canadian Natural. CALGARY (Bloomberg) — Trying to fix the crude market has been hard enough for OPEC. Alberta’s go at it is proving a bigger challenge than the oil-rich Canadian province anticipated. Since mandatory production cuts were announced in December, local heavy crude has gone from too cheap to Read More

More shale, who cares? Saudi Arabia pushes for at least $70 oil

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DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Budget needs are forcing Saudi Arabia to push for oil prices of at least $70 per barrel this year, industry sources say, even though U.S. shale oil producers could benefit and Riyadh’s share of global crude markets might be further eroded. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Read More

US 'oil weapon' could change geopolitics forever

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The United States became the world’s top oil producer in February, and now it may use its leverage to reinforce its position as a geopolitical force. In a dynamic that shows just how far US oil production has come in recent years, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Monday that in the last two months Read More

'Perfect storm' of tight supply & global demand drives oil prices higher

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Oil prices have risen far higher and faster than most analysts expected, with major banks now changing their forecasts as a perfect storm of factors forms around oil markets. “The latest Brent rally has brought prices to our peak forecast of $67.5/bbl, three months early,” Goldman Sachs wrote in a note. The investment bank said Read More

Oil majors rush to dominate U.S. shale as independents scale back

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EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO (Reuters) – In New Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert, Exxon Mobil Corp is building a massive shale oil project that its executives boast will allow it to ride out the industry’s notorious boom-and-bust cycles. Natural gas flares off at a production facility owned by Exxon near Carlsbad, New Mexico, U.S. February 11, 2019. Read More

Oil closes in on four-month highs on OPEC cuts, U.S. stock draw

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices rose to near four-month highs on Monday, supported by the prospect of extended OPEC-led oil supply curbs and signs of inventory declines in U.S. crude stockpiles. FILE PHOTO: An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo/File Photo Read More

OPEC+ affirms commitment to oil cuts, defers decision to extend

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By Dina Khrennikova, Zulfugar Agayev and Annmarie Hordern on 3/18/2019 Photo: Rusiian Energy Minister Alexander Novak. BAKU (Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia led fellow members of the OPEC+ coalition to reaffirm their commitment to output cuts, but conceded they should defer until June the decision on whether to extend the curbs. A committee of the most Read More

Saudi Arabia looks to expand from oil to natural gas with huge LNG investment in Russia’s Arctic

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Russia’s biggest independent gas producer Novatek is considering selling up to 30 percent of its Arctic LNG (liquefied natural gas) 2 project to Saudi national oil giant Saudi Aramco. Shortly after selling a 10-percent stake in the project to France’s Total, Novatek said it is ready to consider a deal with Saudi Arabia as it Read More