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For OPEC, this year’s painful oil slump will bring gains in 2016

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With consumption set to grow by 1.4 million barrels a day, OPEC and its de facto leader Saudi Arabia could seize the chance to broaden their market as competitors damaged by the price slump fall off.
McDermott International has a $1.5 billion-plus contract with Saudia Arabia's national oil company. (AP file photo/John Moore)

McDermott CEO sees Saudi contract as step in turnaround

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Offshore engineering company McDermott International has landed a $1.5 billion-plus lump sum contract with Saudi Aramco.
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Oil jumps back above $40 per barrel in largest gain since 2009

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U.S. benchmark crude settled up $3.96 at $42.56 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The 10.3 percent gain was the largest for U.S. oil since prices were rebounding from financial crisis of 2009.

Commentary: 10 challenges faced by the global LNG market

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We recently looked at the restart of the first Japanese nuclear reactor in four years, and assessed its impact on Japanese oil demand. It was somewhat burying the lede, however, not to address the impact on LNG demand. So with Japan’s developments still fresh in our minds, here are ten challenges faced by the global LNG […]
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Getting a glimpse of Exxon Mobil’s new campus

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The complex resembles a modern college campus with plenty of landscaping, about 20 buildings, three large parking garages, a wellness center and more.
The shadows of  workers in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oil industry needs half a trillion dollars to endure price slump

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If oil stays at about $40 a barrel, the shakeout could be profound.
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Schlumberger will still be biggest following Cameron deal

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Schlumberger, with $48.6 billion in revenue in 2014, will still be the biggest oil field services company in the world after its deal with Cameron closes.
Pipelines run toward oil storage tanks stand at the Enbridge Inc. Cushing storage terminal in Cushing, Oklahoma, U.S., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Oil closes lower as global fears outweigh inventory draw

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration said that the amount of oil in U.S. tanks fell by 5.5 million barrels last week.
Oil rose to $39.31 a barrel in New York Mercantile Exchange trading Tuesday, but remains at six-year lows. (Stephen Hilger/Bloomberg News)

Oil prices move higher, market mood stays low

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Domestic benchmark crude rose $1.07 to $39.31, but prices remain in territory not seen in six and a half years.
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Transocean will cancel dividend

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The most severe oil-industry collapse since the 1980s has prompted explorers to curtail drilling budgets, cancel rig contracts and shelve plans to search for untapped crude fields from the Indian Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.