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CHINA: Declining coal demand piles further pressure on Australia’s mining industry, says Moody’s

(EnergyAsia, August 11 2015, Tuesday) — China’s slowing energy demand is further draining the financial life out of Australia’s thermal coal miners and services companies at a time when they are struggling with low commodity prices, said US ratings agency Moody’s. China’s thermal coal demand is declining amid the country’s slowing industrial production and push […]

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LIBYA: National Oil Company’s eastern chairman wants to reopen use of oil terminals, boost production

(EnergyAsia, August 10 2015, Monday) — Boosted by a banking deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last week, the newly appointed chairman of Libya’s National Oil Company (NOC) said he plans to lift the force majeure on the country’s Ras Lanuf and As Sidra oil terminals, according to a briefing note from MAST Security. […]

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US: Refining throughput hits record high of over 17 million b/d, says EIA

(EnergyAsia, August 8 2015, Saturday) — Reflecting the growing strength of the US economy, its refiners have been operating at a record throughput of over 17 million b/d since mid-July, said the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The rolling four-week average of US gross refinery inputs has been above the five-year range every week so far […]

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MARKETS: Wood Mackenzie on the outlook for oil in the coming weeks

(EnergyAsia, July 13 2015, Monday) — Crude oil prices are starting the second half of 2015 on the defensive as Greece’s economic crisis, China’s US$3.3-trillion stock market plunge and the West’s likely lifting of trade sanctions against Iran dominate the headlines. The oil markets are hovering at a three-month low with Brent ending last week […]

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MARKETS: Refiners failed to unleash “wave” of new oil products supply, says consultant

(EnergyAsia, June 22 2015, Monday) — Led by Saudi Arabia in the Middle East and Brazil in Latin America, refiners failed to unleash a much-anticipated new “wave” of petroleum products to meet rising global demand, said a US energy consultant. In the first quarter of 2015 when global oil products demand roared to life, ESAI […]

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DUBAI: ENOC secures US$1.5b syndicated loan facility following successful £3.7b bid for Dragon Oil

(EnergyAsia, June 18 2015, Thursday) — Following its £3.7b successful bid for oil producer Dragon Oil, Dubai’s state-owned Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) said it has secured a US$1.5 billion term debt facility from a syndicate of local, regional and international banks. The nine-year facility denominated in US dollars and UAE dirhams was fully underwritten […]

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NEW ZEALAND: Chevron to complete exit with sale to Z Energy for NZ$785 million

(EnergyAsia, June 11 2015, Wednesday) — Weeks after divesting its stake in New Zealand’s only refinery, US major Chevron said it is selling its retail and lubricants operations to local company Z Energy for a total of NZ$785 million. (US$1=NZ$1.40). Chevron will sell 150 Caltex service stations together with 70 truck fuelling stations and the […]

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