* Libya's state National Oil Corp lifts force majeure for Hariga port
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* Libya's state National Oil Corp lifts force majeure for Hariga port
WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - The United States could give Europe and Ukraine relief from energy dependence on Russia within months if it overturned the 40-year ban on most U.S. crude oil exports, the head of energy company Hess Corp. said on Thursday.
MOSCOW, April 9 (Reuters) - Russia's Gazprom and China are close to reaching a landmark gas deal and Moscow hopes the agreement will be signed next month, Itar-Tass news agency quoted Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich as saying on Wednesday.
MOSCOW, April 1 (Reuters) - Russian natural gas producer Gazprom announced a more than 40 percent increase in the price Ukraine must pay for gas on Tuesday, stepping up economic pressure on Kiev in its political standoff with Moscow.
LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) - X2, the investment vehicle run by Mick Davies, the head of mining firm Xstrata before its takeover by Glencore, has raised $3.75 billion which will be used to create a medium-sized diversified mining company, it said on Monday.
CALGARY, Alberta, March 27 (Reuters) - Canada's largest oil producer, Suncor Energy Inc, said on Thursday it will appeal a legal decision preventing the company from carrying out random drug and alcohol tests on workers at its northern Alberta oil sands sites.
WASHINGTON, March 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused L&L Energy Inc of committing fraud when the coal company and its founder made false disclosures about who was running the company, the agency said on Thursday.
NEW YORK, March 26 (Reuters) - Between 9 and 18 barrels of oil spilled into Lake Michigan from BP's Whiting refinery in Indiana after a malfunction on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS, March 26 (Reuters) - A new transatlantic trade deal currently under negotiation would make it easier for the United States to export gas to Europe and help it reduce its dependency on Russian energy, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.
KIEV, March 26 (Reuters) - Ukraine's new leaders, in a step the ousted government had balked at, said on Wednesday it would raise the price of gas for domestic consumers by more than 50 per cent from May 1 and would raise prices further under a fixed timetable to 2018.
LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) - Iran's oil exports have stayed above levels allowed under Western sanctions for a fifth month, according to sources who track tanker movements, in a further sign that a deal to ease some restrictions is helping Tehran sell more crude.
LONDON, March 24 (Reuters) - Vitol, the world's biggest oil trader, saw its revenues hold broadly unchanged in 2013 as profit margins were hit by growing competition and changing trade flows.
JUBA, March 20 (Reuters) - South Sudan has driven rebels out of the capital of an oil-producing state, its government said on Thursday, in further fighting as another attempt to resume peace talks fell through.
March 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday imposed sanctions on 20 Russian citizens as well as a bank linked to Moscow's move to annex Ukraine's Crimea peninsula and threatened broader penalties against key sectors of Russia's economy if Moscow moves further into Ukraine.
March 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday announced further sanctions against prominent Russians and cleared the way for possible sanctions on key sectors of the Russian economy in response to Moscow's seizure of the Crimea region from Ukraine.
March 20 (Reuters) - U.S. energy regulators on Thursday approved a plan by a unit of Energy Transfers Partners LP to build a natural gas pipeline from Texas to Mexico.
KIEV, March 19 (Reuters) - International energy major Royal Dutch Shell decided to break off talks over participation in the development of an offshore gas field in Ukraine in January, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
March 19 (Reuters) - Wind turbine parts maker AMSC said it would cut 5-10 percent of its workforce by the end of the year and shut its Middleton plant in Wisconsin, moving the operations to its headquarters in Massachusetts.
NEW YORK, March 19 (Reuters) - Chevron Corp is seeking $32.3 million in legal fees from Steven Donziger and others who this month who were found by a judge to have used fraud to obtain a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron in Ecuador.
* Jailed for embezzlement in 2007, his conviction was overturned
March 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy on Monday released results from its bid to sell 5 million barrels of oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) - The European Union has begun discussing the need to reduce its reliance on Russian energy, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday.
CALGARY, Alberta, March 17 (Reuters) - Imperial Oil Ltd , Canada's No.3 oil and gas company, said on Monday Whitecap Resources Inc has agreed to buy some of its oil and gas properties in Western Canada for about C$855 million ($771.14 million) as it focuses on its oil sands and shale properties in the region.
* Price at upper end of range, but RWE loses key profit driver
TRIPOLI, March 14 (Reuters) - Libya's state oil company on Friday declared force majeure for the Hariga oil export port in eastern Libya, which has been blocked by protesters since August.
MOSCOW, March 14 (Reuters) - A possible ban on visas for the heads of Russia's two biggest energy firms, Rosneft and Gazprom, may hamper their international partnerships but also harm their Western partners and push the two towards the East.
HOUSTON, March 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. government lifted a ban on Thursday that excluded BP from new federal contracts, after the British oil major filed a lawsuit saying it was being unfairly penalized for its 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.
BRASILIA, March 13 (Reuters) - Brazil will provide an extra 4 billion reais ($1.7 billion) this year to help power distributors struggling with surging power costs caused by a drought and allow gradual electricity rate hikes next year, authorities announced on Thursday.
CAPE TOWN, March 12 (Reuters) - South Africa's parliament passed changes to its main petroleum law on Wednesday, giving the state a stake of 20 percent in new gas and oil exploration and production ventures, a move industry said would discourage investment.
WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - The White House said the Department of Energy's sale of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve announced on Wednesday was an operational test and was not related to the dispute with Russia over Ukraine.
WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - The United States will hold the first test sale of crude from its emergency oil stockpile since 1990, offering a modest 5 million barrels in what some observers saw as a subtle message to Russia from the Obama administration.
BRUSSELS, March 11 (Reuters) - Russia's seizure of the Crimea region of Ukraine is spurring the European Union to renew efforts to end decades of dependence on Russian gas by developing its own energy supplies and pushing for greater access to abundant U.S. resources.
MILAN, March 11 (Reuters) - An Italian judge has ordered Tirreno Power, 50 percent-owned by France's GDF Suez, to turn off two coal-fired units at its Vado Ligure plant due to environmental concerns, the Italian electricity generator said.
KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, March 11 (Reuters) - OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia produced 9.849 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil in February, up from 9.767 million bpd in January, an industry source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - An update of a pivotal report on U.S. liquefied natural gas exports released on Friday found that allowing unlimited shipments of gas abroad would benefit the U.S. economy, mirroring the findings of the initial study.
NEW YORK/MEXICO CITY, March 7 (Reuters) - The company at the center of an alleged fraud that forced Citigroup Inc to cut its 2013 profit won billions of dollars in contracts from Mexico's state oil monopoly over the past decade, even after Mexican officials and private lawsuits raised red flags about the contractor's activities.
LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - Ukrainian plans for expanding Black Sea natural gas output have been thrown into doubt by Russia's seizure of Crimea, a region linked to most of Ukraine's offshore developments.
HOUSTON, March 7 (Reuters) - Nationalizations, currency controls, contract changes, internal subsidies and political instability over the last 15 years have not stopped energy investors from showing renewed interest in Latin America.
NEW YORK, March 7 (Reuters) - Ecuadorean villagers who are trying to get billions of dollars from Chevron Corp for pollution in the Amazon jungle are ready to refocus their fight on pending suits in other countries after a setback in the United States.
* U.S. President orders sanctions over Russian moves in Ukraine
LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) - As bankers, traders and investors gathered at Gazprom's London offices for its annual champagne reception, the message from the world's most powerful gas trader was clear: the Russians don't want another gas war with Ukraine.
WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - Alpha Natural Resources Inc. , one of the largest U.S. coal companies, and dozens of subsidiaries have reached a consent decree to settle a complaint about pollution from coal mines, federal authorities said on Wednesday.