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Geneva’s army of oil traders embraces profits a crash brings

Lower prices have cut financing costs, provided an opportunity to lock in profits by storing fuels and heralded the return of big price swings that can help firms from Vitol Group to Trafigura Beheer BV generate higher returns.  More »

U.S.-Cuba deal shows Venezuelan oil giveaways running out

Venezuela sent about 100,000 barrels a day to Cuba last year in exchange for medical personnel as part of a regional subsidy program to promote the government’s socialist message.  More »

Nabors CEO takes a pay cut

Oil-service companies and rig contractors are preparing for an estimated 25 percent drop in spending next year from explorers and producers after crude prices dropped to a five- year low.  More »

Court OKs $2.86 billion merger between C&J, Nabors unit

C&J Energy’s shareholders shouldn’t have been barred by a judge from voting on whether to approve the deal with Houston- based Nabors, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled today.  More »

Oil crash exposes new risks for U.S. shale drillers

West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. benchmark, dropped about 50 percent since June amid a worldwide glut.  More »

Oil rebounds from five-year low as Saudi comments add volatility

West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. grade, climbed as much as 2.6 percent in New York and Brent 2.2 percent in London.  More »

Putin says Russian economy must brace for $40-a-barrel oil

The Russian central bank published a worst-case economic scenario Dec. 15 that envisioned oil prices averaging $60 a barrel until the end of 2017.  More »

Exxon Mobil shows why U.S. oil output rises as prices plunge

Oil companies, while trimming 2015 budgets to cope with the lowest crude prices in five years, are also shifting their focus to their most-prolific, lowest-cost fields.  More »

Oil drops to 5-year low on concern supply glut to worsen

Saudi Arabia, the largest producer in OPEC, will stick to its policy to maintain output, Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi said.  More »

Saudi Arabia says OPEC won’t give up oil-market share

Global oil markets are experiencing “temporary” instability caused mainly by a slowdown in the world economy, Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi said.  More »

Enbridge shuts oil pipeline to U.S. after spill in Canada

The 796,000 barrel-a-day pipe carries heavy, medium and light sour crude from Edmonton, Alberta, to Superior, Wisconsin.  More »

Cheap oil jamming rails means higher U.S. power bills

While the U.S. has the world’s biggest coal reserves, utilities are forecast by the government to end the year with the lowest stockpiles since 2005.  More »

Crude resumes slide on concern supply outpacing demand

Trading volatility for both Brent and West Texas Intermediate increased to a four-year high.  More »

Crude oil futures rebound with stocks as selloff pauses

Brent, the benchmark for half the world’s oil, advanced from a five-year low. West Texas Intermediate shrugged off an increase in supplies at Cushing, the delivery point for Nymex futures.  More »

U.S. talking oil exports just when world needs it least

As members of Congress promise more hearings on repealing the restrictions on oil exports, the world is awash in the stuff.  More »