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Iran poised to legalize cryptocurrency mining as potential path out of US sanctions trap

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Iran has moved to legalize the mining of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, recognizing the energy-consuming digital coin mining as a legitimate industry – and potentially a way around the US sanctions crippling its economy. “A mechanism to mine digital coins was approved by the government’s economic commission and will later be put to discussion at Read More

U.S. farmers look past trade fears to cash in on China’s hog crisis

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WALCOTT, Iowa/LONDON (Reuters) – It might seem an unlikely time for U.S. farmers to look to China for more business but the devastating impact of African swine fever on the Chinese pork industry is trumping concerns about trade wars and tariffs. FILE PHOTO: A chef cuts U.S. imported pork ribs that were smoked at the Read More

USGC octane prices slip as gasoline complex softens, exports dip

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US Gulf Coast octanes took a fall Thursday, softened by weaker gasoline prices and decreased exports. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Of the blendstocks, alkylate saw the steepest day-on-day fall and was assessed by S&P Global Platts at pipeline gasoline plus 48 cents/gal. The USGC gasoline Read More

US discontent over Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400s is ‘sign of true competition’

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The US has punished Turkey for buying Russian air defense systems by cutting it from the F-35 program. The rationale behind the move is speculative, and Ankara’s example may prompt other US allies to buy Russian, experts told RT. Turkey received its first deliveries of the S-400 long-range air defense system last week, which it Read More

North Dakota to ask federal agency to block Washington state’s crude-by-rail law

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Highlights Law expected to disrupt 150,000-200,000 b/d of crude-by-rail movement Petition may start state, federal jurisdictional fight over crude transport Nearly 16 million barrels of Bakken crude shipped through Washington in Q1 Houston — North Dakota is expected to ask the federal government to block the state of Washington from enforcing a crude-by-rail law forecast Read More

Colombia puts some banana crops in quarantine on fungus concern

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BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia has put a patch of banana crops in the north of the country under quarantine on suspicion they are infested with a fungus that is seen as potentially devastating to the country’s banana exports, the agriculture minister said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: A man works on a banana farm in Carepa, Read More

Ukraine promises to turn Chernobyl disaster zone from ‘symbol of corruption’ to ‘tourist magnet’

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Kiev wants to turn the ghostly Chernobyl exclusion zone into a tourist magnet that will become a “symbol of new Ukraine.” The plan was unveiled as the EU surrendered control over a new shelter for the destroyed reactor to Kiev. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree, envisioning the “development” of the areas affected Read More

Analysis: Exports of Canadian crudes from USGC rise on improved supply of sour crudes

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Houston — Improved supply in the US Gulf Coast medium and heavy sour crude market led to a rise in exports of Canadian crudes from the USGC. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now In Q1, the USGC sour crude market tightened on political upheaval in Venezuela and Read More

Japan’s oil product exports rise 11.2% to 4.87 mil barrels Jun 30-Jul 6: PAJ

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Tokyo — Japan’s oil product exports rose 11.2% week on week to 4.87 million barrels over June 30-July 6 due mainly to increased exports of gasoline and high sulfur fuel oil, according to data released Wednesday by the Petroleum Association of Japan. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Read More

Japan, South Korea raise stakes in dispute over forced labor

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TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips, with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports it had transferred a sensitive chemical to North Korea. FILE PHOTO: A truck drives between shipping containers at a container terminal at Incheon port Read More