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Nigeria’s allure dulled by oil price, Boko Haram

Seven months since the government rebased its economy to claim it was Africa’s largest, at about $523 billion, the central bank has devalued its currency and pushed the benchmark interest rate to a record 13 percent.  More »

Oil futures rebound from five-year low after OPEC slump

Oil has collapsed into a bear market as the U.S. pumps crude at the fastest rate in three decades while global demand growth slows.  More »

China winning in OPEC price war as hoarding accelerates

The nation’s efforts to boost reserves may increase its imports by as much as 700,000 barrels a day in 2015.  More »

Oil tumbles below $65 as OPEC seen failing to slow shale

OPEC last week resisted calls from members including Venezuela, Iran and Iraq to reduce its production target of 30 million barrels a day at a meeting in Vienna.  More »

OPEC decision creates “new world of oil”

The oil industry and consumers are watching crude markets after OPEC decided not to cut supplies.  More »

Oil falls again on eve of OPEC meeting

West Texas Intermediate for January delivery fell 40 cents to close at $73.69 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.  More »

Oil boom triggering cowboy shortage across Canada

There’s been a lot of attention paid to how Canada’s oil boom has helped make gasoline cheaper. What many people may not realize is that the boom is also driving up the prices they pay for burgers and steaks.  More »

Russian oil-output cuts to support OPEC seen as unlikely

Brent crude oil futures rose as much as 0.8 percent to $80.30 a barrel in London trading Tuesday.  More »

Iran may propose million-barrel daily OPEC cut in Saudi talks

Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and Saudi Arabia’s Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi will talk on the sidelines of the OPEC meeting in Vienna.  More »

Russia considers joining OPEC oil output cuts in 2015

The world’s biggest crude oil producer may agree to reduce output by 15 million tons in return for tens of millions in OPEC reductions.  More »

Obama’s punt on renewable fuel sets up fights in court, congress

The delay, announced Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, follows months of fighting between refiners and ethanol producers over a proposal by the agency to lower the quotas for ethanol, biodiesel and cellulosic fuels.  More »

This 153-Year-Old oil well produces nonstop, in boom or bust

McClintock No. 1, the world’s oldest continually producing oil well, is still going after 153 years.  More »

Oil rises again on Chinese interest rates

WTI for January delivery advanced 66 cents to settle at $76.51 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange  More »

Iran vows to guard oil-market share as OPEC to review output

Iran’s crude output has languished under international economic sanctions that deter foreign energy investors and limit its exports to approximately 1 million barrels a day.  More »

Confused OPEC watchers are more divided than ever

To understand just how contentious next week’s OPEC meeting will be, take a look at the confusion it’s created among professionals paid to predict the outcome.  More »