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Oil steady below $79 as divisions in Opec grow

Brent crude held steady below $79 a barrel on Wednesday as data showed Saudi Arabia increased crude exports in September despite signs of an oversupplied market and divisions between Opec members seemed to grow ahead of a meeting next week.

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Oil slips to $79 as Japan enters recession

Brent crude fell to $79 a barrel on Monday following news Japan, the world's fourth-biggest crude importer, had slipped into recession and after comments from the West's energy watchdog that a return to high oil prices was unlikely soon.

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Kuwait extends tenders for refinery expansion

Kuwait's plans to boost refining capacity by over 50 per cent are still on track, a senior oil official said, despite having to extend tenders to build a 615,000-barrel-per-day refinery that has faced delays and political opposition in the p

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Brent stays below $101 after weak US jobs data

Brent crude continued to fall on Monday and stayed below $101 a barrel after disappointing US jobs data outweighed buoyant Chinese export and oil import figures. Brent and U.S. crude futures both fell more than $1 on Friday after

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Brent slips towards $102 on US fuel stock-build

Brent crude slipped towards $102 a barrel on Thursday, reversing some of the sharp overnight gains, as US industry data showed fuel stocks rose last week in the world's biggest oil consumer, raising fresh doubts on the strength of demand.

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Kurdish oil tanker reappears off US coast

A tanker carrying disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil reappeared on satellite tracking on Monday near Texas, days after having gone silent with a $100 million cargo, but the latest vessel data showed it had not offloaded at sea. Acco

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Cannot seize Kurdish crude for now: US court

A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude took a surprising turn on Tuesday when a  US judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ship's distance from the Texas shore and urged that the case be s

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Egypt tries crude swaps to import foreign oil

Egypt is offering to swap some of its domestic oil production for Iraqi crude better-suited to its ageing refining system, as Cairo's budget woes restrict its ability to buy on international markets. Egypt's state-owned Eg

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DME Oman volumes top 1bn barrels of crude in H1

DME Oman Crude Oil Futures Contract (DME Oman) the flagship exchange of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), traded more than 1.13 million contracts (equivalent to 1.13 billion barrels of crude oil) in the first six months of 2014.

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Saudi ‘will deliver extra oil if needed’

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia is committed to supplying the market with extra crude to meet any rise in demand or if there are disruptions in oil supplies, a Saudi oil official said on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia, which currently produc

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