Papua New Guinea Opposition Leader Urges Prime Minister To Back Total Gas Deal

Papua New Guinea's opposition leader, Patrick Pruaitch, on Aug. 30 pressed the nation's prime minister to back a gas deal with France's Total SA rather than seek changes and delay a $13 billion expansion of the country's gas exports.

August 30, 2019


Chinese Ship Inches Closer To Vietnam Coastline Amid South China Sea Tensions

A Chinese survey vessel on Saturday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnam's coastline, ship tracking data showed, after the United States and Australia expressed concern about China's actions in the disputed waterways.

August 24, 2019

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US Accuses China Of ‘Coercion’ Over Vietnam Offshore Oil

The U.S. has accused China of “coercion” of Vietnam as it seeks to exploit oil and gas in the South China Sea, siding with Hanoi and chastising Beijing in sharp terms over its decision to send Chinese ships to Vietnamese territorial waters.

August 23, 2019

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Pompeo: US Removed Almost 2.7 Million Bbl/d Of Iranian Oil From Market

Secretary of state believes that the US can continue with the strategy.

August 21, 2019


Australia Joins Mission To Protect Gulf Shipping

Prime Minister: ‘Contribution will be limited in scope.’

August 21, 2019

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Iran Tanker Heads To Greece After Release

Iran warns the U.S against attempting to seize it again.

August 19, 2019


US Loses Bid To Seize Iranian Tanker In Gibraltar

Last-minute application to seize oil vessel is rejected by territory’s supreme court.

August 15, 2019

Crude Oil , International

Saudi, Trump ‘Jawboning’ Suggests $75 Top For Oil Market

When the price rises too high, Trump pushes OPEC to bring them lower.

August 14, 2019


Gibraltar Denies Iranian Report That Tanker Will Be Released Soon

The Iranian vessel was seized on July 4, with Iran accused of violating sanctions by shipping oil to Syria.

August 13, 2019

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Analysts: China Continued Iran Oil Imports In July Despite Sanctions

Imports could have averaged as much as 360,000 bbl/d.

August 8, 2019