India to resume spot LPG imports in Sep after backlog clears

India is expected to resume spot imports of LPG in September after clearing the current inventory backlog, as rising LPG production after state-owned refiners ramp up operating rates, and languishing demand from the commercial sector during the lockdown added on to domestic supply, market sources said in the week of June 15. β€œThe LPG market…

PSU stocks still on shaky ground as call for privatisation intensifies

Skirmishes at the border between India and China have put the spotlight on state-owned firms. This is because many business leaders have asked for the privatisation of behemoths like BHEL and BEML to enable India Inc to compete with Chinese firms in the capital goods space. The call for privatisation has, however, come at a…

Saudi Aramco cuts hundreds of jobs amid oil market downturn

DUBAI: State oil giant Saudi Aramco started laying off hundreds of employees this month, two sources familiar with the matter said, as global energy companies reduce their workforces in response to the coronavirus crisis. Like other top oil firms, Aramco has cut capital spending for 2020 after the pandemic brought an unprecedented drop in oil…

U.S. refiners aim to lock in crude volumes after getting burned by shut-ins

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. refiners and other buyers of crude oil are reworking some of their supply contracts to guarantee volumes after many were cut off unexpectedly when a price collapse this spring led drillers to curtail production, sources said. FILE PHOTO: A pump jack is seen at sunset near Midland, Texas, U.S., on…

Opec+ pushes for compliance, undecided on oil cut extension

LONDON/DUBAI/MOSCOW: An Opec+ panel pressed countries such as Iraq and Kazakhstan on Thursday to comply better with oil cuts and left the door open for extending or easing record production curbs from August. The panel, known as the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC), advises Opec+ and will meet again on July 15, when it would…

Egypt announces new oil discovery in south of Suez Gulf producing 2K b/d

CAIRO – Ministry of Petroleum announced achieving a petroleum discovery in the offshore Geisum concession in the south of the Gulf of Suez with shallow waters.The Ministry clarified that the new discovery comes with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels per day of crude oil, and it is estimated that there are about 70…