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Russia's energy minister to meet Opec as oil price falls more

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will meet the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) officials in Vienna, his spokeswoman said, as oil's price fall piled pressure on Moscow's budget.  

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Oil steady below $98, capped by weak demand

Brent crude was little changed just below $98 a barrel on Tuesday, holding gains after recovering from its lowest price in more than two years but capped by a soft global economic outlook. Data reflecting lacklustre manufacturing

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South Korea's Iran oil imports double

South Korea's imports of Iranian crude doubled in August from a year ago but fell 8 per cent in the first eight months year-on-year, reflecting moves by the world's fifth-largest crude oil importer to navigate terms of sanctions relief

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Libya's oil production rises to 870,000 bpd

Libya's oil production has risen to 870,000 barrels a day, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said.   NOC had put output last week at 810,000 bpd. The Opec member's production has risen in

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Lower oil tilts economic, political balance in US favour

The drop in oil prices to their lowest in two years has caught many observers off guard, coming against a backdrop of the worst violence in Iraq this decade, heightened tensions between the West and Russia, and sanctions against Iran.

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Increase in Iran oil storage to increase export flexibility

A substantial increase in Iranian oil storage capacity will give the sanctions-hit country more flexibility to export crude, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.   The US and the European Union have impose

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Iraqi Kurdistan oil shipments hit 11.2m barrels

Iraqi Kurdistan has shipped a total of 11.2 million barrels of crude oil since May via a pipeline to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, Turkish energy minister Taner Yildiz told a conference in the southeastern city of Gaziante

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Oil hits two-year low below $97 as supplies build

Brent crude dropped to a two-year low below $97 a barrel on Thursday, falling for a sixth straight session as worries over mounting supply and weak demand outweighed concerns that conflicts in the Middle East could curb oil production.

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Oil demand growth slowing at 'remarkable' pace: IEA

World oil demand growth is softening at a remarkable pace as the European and Chinese economies falter, the West's energy watchdog said on Thursday, while supplies grow steadily, particularly from North America. "The rece

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Islamic State's fund raising poses a challenge

Sometimes they came pretending to buy things. Sometimes they texted, sometimes they called, but the message was always the same: "Give us money." Months before they took control of the Iraqi city of Mosul in June, Islami

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