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Crude oil futures down 0.35%, WTI trades below $42 a barrel

Crude oil futures declined to Rs 3,150 per barrel on August 6 as participants increased their short positions. Prices retreated marginally after rising for the fourth straight day on demand concerns despite a weaker dollar and bigger drawdown in US crude inventories. The US Energy Information Agency (EIA) reported that US crude inventories declined by Read more

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Oil prices pull back from five-month highs as rising product stocks weigh

London: Oil prices slipped off five-month highs on Thursday as bearish sentiment about fuel demand undermined support from a weak dollar and falling U.S. crude inventories. Brent crude fell 23 cents to $44.94 a barrel by 1100 GMT, while U.S. crude was down 48 cents at USD 41.71, breaking a four-day streak of gains. The Read more

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Argentina Scrambles To Salvage Its Shale Boom

Only two years ago analysts were hailing Argentina’s emerging shale oil boom, which many believed would be the next major petroleum frontier in Latin America. The vast Vaca Muerta, or Dead Cow in English, shale formation, which skirts Argentina’s semi-arid Patagonian steppe, is compared to the smaller prolific Permian shale. The EIA estimates that the Read more

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US sends first shipment of crude to Saudi Arabia in over a decade

The United States sent a shipment of crude to Saudi Arabia in June, data from the US Census Bureau showed on Wednesday, in what appears to be the first such delivery since the US ban on crude exports ended in 2015. The United States shipped about 550,000 barrels, or 18,300 barrels per day (bpd), of Read more

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Opec output up as deal’s first phase ends

Opec members produced 23.25mn b/d in July — up by 970,000 b/d from a 28-year-low in June, when Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE all delivered cuts in excess of their commitments under the Opec+ output restraint deal. The end of those voluntary reductions drove last month’s increase. July marked the first month-on-month rise in Read more

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