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Montevideo, July 16th 2018 - 09:01 UTC

Tag: oil price

  • Saturday, July 14th 2018 - 07:48 UTC

    Venezuela’s oil crisis gets worse: Production keeps falling

    The problems plaguing Venezuela’s oil industry are well-publicized, but the situation continued to deteriorate in June

    Venezuela’s oil production plunged by another 47,500 barrels per day (bpd) in June, compared to a month earlier. An exodus of workers and field shut downs were reported for the month, pointing to a grim near-term future that could see total production dip below 1 million barrels per day (mb/d) by the end of the year.

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  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    The new oil cartel threatening OPEC

    China and India account for 17% of global oil consumption and they are the ones that would be the hardest hit if prices rise as a result of OPEC's actions.

    When reports emerged that India and China are in talks about forming an oil buyers' club, OPEC was probably too busy with its upcoming June 22 meeting to concern itself with that dangerous alliance. Now, it may be time for it to start worrying.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    Truckers union calls an end to the crippling strike, but some still resist

    The call by the National Confederation of Autonomous Transporters was a sign that the 9-day strike was starting to wind down despite sporadic blockages

    One of the main unions behind a crippling truckers' strike in Latin America's largest nation on Tuesday called on its members to return to work, warning that failing to do so would erode hard-won gains.

  • Friday, May 18th 2018 - 08:24 UTC

    Oil hits US$ 80, its highest level since 2014; London's FTSE on new all time-high

    Higher oil prices pushed the shares of energy firms in European stock markets higher, helping London's FTSE to set a new all-time high

    Benchmark oil contract Brent North Sea hit its highest level since late 2014 on Thursday, breaching US$ 80 per barrel, with some market players predicting it could rise all the way to US$ 100. Higher oil prices, in turn, pushed the shares of energy firms in European stock markets higher, helping London's FTSE to set a new all-time high, and the Paris CAC to establish a fresh 2018 peak.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:19 UTC

    YPF recovers from 2016 and posts full year profit of US$ 627m for 2017

    Fourth-quarter profit rose to 12 billion pesos compared with 1.8 billion pesos in the year-earlier quarter and 246 million pesos in the 2017 third quarter, the company said.

    Argentina’s state-owned oil company YPF SA posted a full-year 2017 profit of 12.7 billion pesos (US$ 627.16 million), the company said, rebounding from a 28.4 billion-peso loss in 2016.

  • Sunday, March 4th 2018 - 15:58 UTC

    Oil Market Fears: War, Default And Nuclear Weapons

    Verisk Maplecroft surveyed a long list of countries, and produced its Government Stability Index (GSI), which uses some predictive data and analysts forecasts to take stock of geopolitical risk in var

    The U.S. is one of the few areas of the world in which there is an energy investment boom underway, a development that could smooth out the uncertainties of geopolitical events around the world. At the same time, outside of the U.S., there is a deterioration of stability in many oil-producing regions, aggravating risks for both oil companies and the oil market, according to a new report.

  • Sunday, February 25th 2018 - 13:48 UTC

    Why The Next Oil Boom Will Be Fueled By Blockchain

    It's official: Blockchain technology has infiltrated Big Oil.

    Big Oil is due for a disruption.

  • Wednesday, February 21st 2018 - 01:26 UTC

    Petro, the Venezuelan cryptocurrency is online

    The initiative promoted by the government of Nicolás Maduro responds to individual sanctions by the international community against government officials.

    The pre-sale of Petro began early on Tuesday, the cryptocurrency proposed by the Venezuelan government in recent weeks and backed by the country's natural resources. According to experts, it is “ridiculous”, arguing that the creation of a new currency would aggravate the economic crisis in the Caribbean country.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 16:28 UTC

    Clean Oil That Only Costs $20

    If there's one big reason for the U.S. energy revolution, it's that new technology has allowed American companies to beat the competition

    The United States is in the midst of an energy revolution.

    Oil production has risen by 5 million barrels per day (bpd) since 2010, an increase of nearly 100 percent. New technology, particularly techniques in shale oil drilling, has opened up vast new opportunities for oil and gas companies.

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2018 - 14:41 UTC

    Oil Prices Ravaged By Financial Turmoil

    “The stock market and interest rates can really affect oil a lot,” told Mark Waggoner

    By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com

    Oil prices fell back suddenly over the last few trading sessions, dragged down by some forces beyond the oil market.

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