Category: Crude oil

Keystone foes energized as price pinches oil sands allure

TransCanada Corp. proposed the pipeline in September 2008 when oil was more than $100 a barrel.  More »

Oil speculators bet wrong as rebound proves fleeting

After rising as analysts speculated prices had reached a floor, WTI sank again after stockpiles climbed nationally.  More »

A lot’s changed since 1980s, but lower oil prices still cause unease

Oil prices have fallen this year, and that’s causing people in the oil capital to remember a much deeper slump 30 years ago.  More »

Blackfeet urge government to cancel energy leases

Blackfoot tribal leaders from Canada and Montana are calling on the U.S. government to cancel oil and gas leases on sacred land near Glacier National Park, as a lawsuit works its way through the federal courts.  More »

Don’t assume Saudi crude drop was move to bolster prices

Brent crude jumped yesterday after a person familiar with the country’s oil policies said the amount it supplied to markets fell in September by 328,000 barrels a day.  More »

Oil producers unite to lobby for crude exports

Fourteen of the nation’s largest independent oil companies are banding together to lobby for the right to export crude around the world. It’s a sign the industry is revving up for a big, coordinated push to dismantle those trade restrictions next year.  More »

Exxon Mobil CEO: Not moving headquarters to Houston

ExxonMobil’s CEO on Thursday dashed Houston’s hopes that the multinational oil and gas giant would relocate its headquarters to Houston, saying he plans to continue to honor the company’s foundational principals to keep separate its executive suites from its operations.  More »

Chevron, BP make oil discovery in Gulf of Mexico

Chevron and BP report an oil discovery in one of the deepest regions the industry has taken on in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

BP, GDF Suez discover new field in UK North Sea

The UK North Sea is an area that BP CEO Bob Dudley said last month “is now mature,” and that investment opportunities “are smaller and more challenging to develop than in the past.”  More »

US tribes testify against Canada pipeline

Kinder Morgan Canada has proposed a $5.4 billion expansion of its existing Trans Mountain pipeline, which links oil from Alberta’s tar sands to the Vancouver, British Columbia-area.  More »

Libya says OPEC must cut daily output

OPEC needs to reduce crude output by at least 500,000 barrels a day, Libya’s governor to the group said.  More »

China cuts Saudi oil imports amid Colombia shipment boost

China reduced oil imports from Saudi Arabia even as the world’s largest crude exporter cuts prices to lure Asian customers amid intensifying competition from Colombia to Oman.  More »

Trinidad refinery swaps crude sources on Ebola scare

The decision follows the refusal of workers from Petrotrin, which operates Trinidad’s sole refinery, to assist with the berthing of a tanker that arrived in Trinidad waters.  More »

WTI oil climbs as U.S. motor-fuel supplies seen lower

December futures increased as much as 0.5 percent in New York, adding to a 0.7 percent rise yesterday.  More »

Oil at $80 a barrel muffles forecasts for U.S. shale boom

The bear market in oil has analysts reassessing the U.S. shale boom after five years of historic growth.  More »