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PETROBRAS QUER CONSTRUIR USINA DE ÁLCOOL NA COLÔMBIA (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 27, 2009

26/01/2009 17:37

FolhaNews

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Posted in BANKING SYSTEMS, BRASIL, COLOMBIA, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, ETANOL, ETHANOL, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, EXPANSÃO INDUSTRIAL, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES, FLUXO DE CAPITAIS, FOREIGN POLICIES, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, POLÍTICA EXTERNA - BRASIL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, RELAÇÕES DIPLOMÁTICAS - BRASIL, RELAÇÕES INTERNACIONAIS - BRASIL, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

MITSUBISHI MAKES GABON OIL FIND – WEST AFRICA OILFIELD COULD DELIVER 14M BARRELS – JAPANESE TRADING HOUSE MITSUBISHI HAS DISCOVERED AN OIL FIELD IN GABON, RAISING HOPE FOR MORE ENERGY PRODUCTION FROM WEST AFRICA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 26, 2009

January 26, 2009

Agence France-Presse

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Posted in AFRICA, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, JAPAN, PETROL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

BIOFUEL IMPACT ON FARM PRICES OVERPLAYED (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 25, 2009

JANUARY 24, 2008

Malaya

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Posted in AGRICULTURE, BIOFUELS, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, ENVIRONMENT, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, GLOBAL WARMING, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, PHILIPPINES, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, RESTRUCTURING OF PRIVATE COMPANIES, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

MMS ACCEPTS US$483.9 MILLION IN LEASE SALE NO. 207

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 23, 2009

1/22/2009 10:01:50 PM GMT

EnergyCurrent

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Posted in BANKING SYSTEMS, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - USA, INDUSTRIES - USA, PETROL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, USA | Leave a Comment »

NEVES WRAPS UP VISIT TO CUBA WITH MEETING WITH RAUL CASTRO (Cape Verde and Cuba)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 22, 2009

20-01-09

A Semana

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Posted in AGRICULTURE, BIODIESEL, BIOFUELS, CAPE VERDE, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, CUBA, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOREIGN POLICIES, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, PUBLIC SECTOR AND STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, RESTRUCTURING OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, VEGETABLE OILS | Leave a Comment »

ALBERTA ORDERS OIL SANDS FIRMS TO CUT WATER USE (Canada)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 21, 2009

January 20, 2009 at 6:21 PM EST

The Canadian Press

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Posted in BANKING SYSTEMS, CANADA, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, ENVIRONMENT, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, GLOBAL WARMING, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INTERNATIONAL, NATURAL GAS, PETROL, POLLUTION, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, RESTRUCTURING OF PRIVATE COMPANIES, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, WATER | Leave a Comment »

GAZA AFTERMATH MAY IMPACT ISRAEL OIL PIPE DEVELOPMENT

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

by Benoit Faucon – Dow Jones Newswires

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Posted in BANKING SYSTEM - USA, BANKRUPTCIES - USA, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, CRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICIES, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOREIGN POLICIES, FOREIGN POLICIES - USA, HATE MONGERING AND BIGOTRY, HOUSING CRISIS - USA, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - USA, INDUSTRIES - USA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ISRAEL, MILITARY CONTRACTS, PALESTINE, PETROL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, STATE TERRORISM, THE ARMS INDUSTRY, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN STRUGGLE, THE UNITED NATIONS, USA, WAR CRIMES, WARS AND ARMED CONFLICTS, WEAPONS | Leave a Comment »

YUCHENGCOS SELL PACIFIC PLANS FOR P250M (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 20, 2009

12:25:00 01/20/2009

by Doris Dumlao – Philippine Daily Inquirer

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Posted in ASIA, BANKING SYSTEMS, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, PETROL, PHILIPPINES, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, RESTRUCTURING OF PRIVATE COMPANIES, STOCK MARKETS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

SUNCOR REPORTS 2008 EARNINGS OF $2.1 BILLION, SLASHES 2009 SPENDING (Canada)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 20, 2009

1/20/2009 2:40:00 AM

Canadian Press

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Posted in CANADA, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, PETROL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, STOCK MARKETS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

VERENIUM PLAN CELLULOSIC ETHANOL FACILITY IN FLORIDA (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 20, 2009

1/19/2009 6:37:10 PM GMT

EnergyCurrent

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Posted in BANKING SYSTEM - USA, BANKRUPTCIES - USA, BIOFUELS, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, ENERGY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, ETHANOL, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - USA, INDUSTRIES, INDUSTRIES - USA, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, USA | 1 Comment »

OIL COMPANIES FOCUS ON LIQUIDITY, EFFICIENCY

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 16, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

by Paula Dittrick – Senior Staff Writer

PUBLISHED BY ‘OIL&GAS JOURNAL’ (USA)

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Posted in BANKING SYSTEM - USA, BANKING SYSTEMS, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - USA, INDUSTRIES, INDUSTRIES - USA, PETROL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, THE LAST DAYS OF GEORGE WALKER BUSH - 2008/Jan. 2009, USA | Leave a Comment »

REPSOL YPF MAKES DISCOVERY OFF BRAZIL

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 16, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009, 8:51am EST

by Eric Watkins – Oil Diplomacy Editor

PUBLISHED BY ‘OIL&GAS JOURNAL’ (USA)

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Posted in BRASIL, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, EXPANSÃO INDUSTRIAL, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FLUXO DE CAPITAIS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, MINISTÉRIO DAS MINAS E ENERGIA, O PODER EXECUTIVO FEDERAL, PETRÓLEO, PETROL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

CPC CORP, TAIWAN ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO SEARCH FOR OIL, GAS IN WATERS OFF BELIZE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 16, 2009

Friday, Jan 16, 2009

BLOOMBERG

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Posted in CENTRAL AMERICA, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FOREIGN POLICIES, FORMOSA - TAIWAN, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, PETROL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

OIL HIGHER IN ASIA ON OPEC CHIEF’S COMMENTS – OPEC SAYS PREPARED FOR ‘FURTHER MEASURES’ TO SHORE UP CRUDE PRICES AFTER REVIEWING MARKET

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 16, 2009

2009-01-14

Middle East Online

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Posted in ASIA, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, OPEC, PETROL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS | Leave a Comment »

DEREGULATED FUEL NOT NECESSARILY A GOOD THING (South Africa)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 15, 2009

15 January 2009

by Siseko Njobeni – Energy Affairs Editor

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Posted in COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FUELS, GASOLINE, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, SOUTH AFRICA, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

PETROBRAS INVESTE US$ 4 BI EM DIESEL MENOS POLUENTE (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 14, 2009

[ 13/01/2009 ]

Agência Estado

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Posted in A QUESTÃO ENERGÉTICA, BRASIL, CIDADANIA, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, DEFESA DO MEIO AMBIENTE - BRASIL, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, ENVIRONMENT, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, EXPANSÃO INDUSTRIAL, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES, FLUXO DE CAPITAIS, FUELS, GLOBAL WARMING, INDÚSTRIAS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLLUTION, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, STOCK MARKETS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

PETROBRAS EXPORTA VOLUME RECORDE DE ÓLEO EM DEZEMBRO (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 14, 2009

Terça, 13 de Janeiro de 2009 – 16h04

por Alana Gandra – Repórter da Agência Brasil

PUBLISHED BY ‘PORTAL CORREIO DA PARAÍBA’ (Brazil)

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Posted in A QUESTÃO ENERGÉTICA, ÍNDICES ECONÔMICOS - BRASIL, BALANÇA COMERCIAL, BRASIL, COMÉRCIO - BRASIL, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, EXPANSÃO INDUSTRIAL, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FLUXO DE CAPITAIS, INDÚSTRIAS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, PETRÓLEO, PETROL, POLÍTICA EXTERNA - BRASIL, PRODUTO INTERNO BRUTO NACIONAL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, RELAÇÕES COMERCIAIS INTERNACIONAIS - BRASIL, RELAÇÕES DIPLOMÁTICAS - BRASIL, RELAÇÕES INTERNACIONAIS - BRASIL, SETOR EXPORTADOR, STOCK MARKETS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

EMPRESA INGLESA BG INVESTIRÁ US$ 4 BILHÕES NO PRÉ-SAL – LOBÃO CONFIRMA INVESTIMENTO DA BG DE US$ 4 BILHÕES NO PRÉ-SAL (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 14, 2009

13/01/2009 19:00

FolhaNews

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Posted in A QUESTÃO ENERGÉTICA, BANKING SYSTEMS, BRASIL, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, EXPANSÃO INDUSTRIAL, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES, FLUXO DE CAPITAIS, INDÚSTRIAS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, MINISTÉRIO DAS MINAS E ENERGIA, O MERCADO FINANCEIRO, O PODER EXECUTIVO FEDERAL, O SISTEMA BANCÁRIO - BRASIL, PETRÓLEO, PETROL, POLÍTICA EXTERNA - BRASIL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, RELAÇÕES COMERCIAIS INTERNACIONAIS - BRASIL, RELAÇÕES DIPLOMÁTICAS - BRASIL, RELAÇÕES INTERNACIONAIS - BRASIL, RESTRUCTURING OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR, SHIPYARD INDUSTRIES, STOCK MARKETS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, UNITED KINGDOM | Leave a Comment »

REFINARIA IPIRANGA TROCA DE NOME E GANHA NOVA MARCA – A EMPRESA GANHA UMA NOVA RAZÃO SOCIAL, PASSANDO A SER DENOMINADA REFINARIA DE PETRÓLEO RIO GRANDENSE S/A (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 13, 2009

12/01/2009 – 17h26min

por Fernando Halal – Rio Grande

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Posted in BRASIL, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, EMPLOYMENT, ENERGY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, GASOLINE, INDÚSTRIAS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, PETROL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, RESTRUCTURING OF PRIVATE COMPANIES, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, THE WORK MARKET | Leave a Comment »

BP, AAR SHAKE HANDS TO RESTRUCTURE, BOOST VALUE OF RUSSIAN JV – BP ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE DEAL AGREED IN PRINCIPLE LAST SEPTEMBER TO REVISE THE SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENT WITH ITS RUSSIAN PARTNERS IN TNK-BP HAS NOW BEEN FINALIZED, PAVING THE WAY FOR THE NEXT PHASE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF RUSSIA’S THIRD LARGEST OIL AND GAS COMPANY AND, IN RECENT YEARS, ONE OF ITS MOST SUCCESSFUL

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 11, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

BP plc

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SCHLUMBERGER BEGINS LAYING OFF HUNDREDS OF U.S. WORKERS – OILFIELD SERVICES GIANT SCHLUMBERGER LTD. (SLB) HAS BEGUN LAYING OFF HUNDREDS OF WORKERS IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD IN THE FIRST OF WHAT EXPERTS SAY WILL LIKELY BE A WAVE OF JOB CUTS IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 11, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

by Ben Casselman – The Wall Street Journal – Dow Jones Newswires

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CAN OPEC USE OIL AS A WEAPON? – IN THE MID-70s, SHORTLY BEFORE PHYSICAL ELIMINATION FROM THE SCENE, THE LATE KING FAISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA HAD FOREWARNED HENRY KISSINGER, THE WHEELER-DEALER OF THE DAY, THAT IF AND WHEN PUSHED TO THE WALL, ‘WE WOULD PUT OUR (OIL) WELLS TO FIRE AND RETURN TO THE TENTS’

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 11, 2009

Sunday, 11 Jan, 2009 – 12:59 PM PST

by Syed Rashid Husain

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Posted in COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOREIGN POLICIES, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, OPEC, PETROL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, SAUDI ARABIA, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, WARS AND ARMED CONFLICTS | Leave a Comment »

65,000 TONS OF IRANIAN CRUDE ARRIVE ON DEFERRED PAYMENT – A SHIP CARRYING 65,000 TONS OF CRUDE OIL FROM IRAN ARRIVED AT THE PORT ON FRIDAY UNDER THE DEFERRED PAYMENT FACILITY (Pakistan)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 11, 2009

Sunday, 11 Jan, 2009 – 01:45 PM PST

by Aamir Shafaat Khan

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Posted in COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FOREIGN POLICIES, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, IRAN, PAKISTAN, PETROL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

EXXON MAY PUMP UP ASSETS AS VALUATIONS FALL

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 10, 2009

10 Jan 2009, 00:00 hrs IST

AGENCIES

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OIL GIANT COMES IN FROM THE COLD – EXXON FUNDED GLOBAL WARMING DENIAL FOR YEARS. YESTERDAY, IN AN ASTONISHING U-TURN, IT CALLED FOR THE IMPOSITION OF GREEN TAXES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 10, 2009

Saturday, 10 January 2009

by Stephen Foley in New York

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE INDEPENDENT’ (UK)

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Posted in BANKING SYSTEM - USA, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, ENERGY, ENERGY INDUSTRIES, ENVIRONMENT, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FUELS, GASOLINE, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - USA, INDUSTRIES - USA, PETROL, RECESSION, REFINERIES - PETROL/BIOFUELS, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, STATE TARIFFS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, THE LAST DAYS OF GEORGE WALKER BUSH - 2008/Jan. 2009, USA | 1 Comment »

NORTH SEA OIL EXPLORATION FIRM COLLAPSES (UK)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 10, 2009

Thursday 8 January 2009 15.30 GMT

by Terry Macalister – The Guardian

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MEGA REFINERY AT JAMNAGAR READY IN RECORD 36 MONTHS (India)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 9, 2009

January 5-11, 2009

A Business Correspondent

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RELIANCE INDUSTRIES CEASES GASOLINE SALE TO IRAN (India)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 9, 2009

8 Jan 2009, 2005 hrs IST

PTI

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STATE GAS PRICES TO SURGE ON CITIC DEAL (Australia)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 8, 2009

January 08, 2009

by Matt Chambers – The Australian

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THE COSTLY COMPROMISES OF OIL FROM SAND

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 8, 2009

January 6, 2009

by Ian Austen

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GOVT BOOKS P21.3B FROM REFINERY SALE (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

by Lawrence Agcaoili

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RENEWABLE ENERGY FIRM AWARDED 3 DEALS (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 3, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

by Myrna M. Velasco

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OILEXCO SHARES DOWN 75% ON U.K. WOES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 2, 2009

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Financial Post – With files from wires

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NZ AIRLINE JETLINER OPERATES PARTLY ON VEGETABLE OIL – JATROPHA: BOEING AND VIRGIN ATLANTIC CARRIED OUT A SIMILAR TEST FLIGHT THAT INCLUDED A BIOFUEL MIXTURE THAT WAS DISMISSED AS A PUBLICITY STUNT BY ENVIRONMENTALISTS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 31, 2008

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2008

Associated Press – Wellington

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ITOCHU AND BUNGE TEAM FOR BRAZILIAN ETHANOL PROJECT

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 31, 2008

12/29/2008 9:29:18 PM GMT

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VENDA DE ÁLCOOL SUPERA A DE GASOLINA EM 10 MESES (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 30, 2008

30/12/2008

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CUBA SAYS GDP ROSE 4.3 PERCENT IN 2008

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 27, 2008

Dec 24, 1:18 PM EST

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INDONESIA SAYS CHEVRON MAY INVEST $3 BILLION THERE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 27, 2008

Dec. 26, 2008, 6:05AM

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HOUSTON’S FMC BUYS STAKE IN CALIF. ROBOTICS FIRM

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 27, 2008

Dec. 26, 2008 – 01:02PM

by Mark Babineck – The Houston Chronicle

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TOUGH CLIMATE GOALS MAY BE EASIER THAN FEARED

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 26, 2008

December 22, 2008

by Alister Doyle – Environment Correspondent – Reuters Environment

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NATURAL GAS IS DROPPING NOW, BUT PUTIN SAYS ERA OF CHEAP GAS OVER

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 23, 2008

December 23, 2008

by Craig Pittman

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NEGOCIAÇÕES ENTRE PETROBRAS E ESTATAL VENEZUELANA PARA REFINARIA AVANÇAM (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 23, 2008

22/12/2008 – 21:42

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PETROBRAS CONFIRMA PLANO DE US$ 31 BI PARA REFINARIAS (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 21, 2008

19/12/2008

por Chico Santos, do Rio

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NIGERIA: AP, NNPC TO BUILD REFINERY

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 19, 2008

18 December 2008

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OIL SHALE DEAL WITH SHELL (Jordan)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008, 12:06 am ET

by Andy Varoshiotis – Financial Mirror

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GAS PRICES CREEP UP (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 17, 2008

December 16, 2008

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VIETNAM LOWERS GASOLINE PRICES BY 8 PERCENT AMID DECLINING WORLD OIL PRICE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 12, 2008

December 10, 2008 – 2:57 AM

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HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam has lowered gasoline prices by 8 percent as world oil prices hover around $43 a barrel.

The government said Wednesday that effective immediately, the price of gasoline was cut to 11,000 dong (65 cents) per liter. The government also raised import tax from 35 percent to 40 percent.

The government has cut gasoline prices 10 times since they reached a high of 19,000 dong ($1.1) in July when world oil prices hit a record high of nearly $150 a barrel.

Light, sweet crude for January delivery was up 91 cents to $42.98 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange by midafternoon in Singapore as investors looked to an expected OPEC production cut next week to help stabilize prices that have plummeted amid a global economic slowdown.

Vietnam exports about 16 million tons of crude oil each year but has to import all refined oil products. The country’s first oil refinery is scheduled to open early next year.

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RELIANCE AWARDS AKER 2ND PHASE OF SUBSEA DEVELOPMENT FOR $235MM (India)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

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Aker Solutions has signed a change order to an existing contract with Reliance Industries Ltd, India, for the second phase of development on the MA-D6 subsea field. Valued at US $235 million, the contract includes the transportation, installation and commissioning of the second phase of the MA-D6 subsea development, including a gas export system and production wells.

Last year, Aker Solutions signed a contract for the first phase of development, including the delivery of a complete subsea production system, including umbilicals, to Reliance Industry’s fast-track MA-D6 development. Aker Solutions managed the first phase subsea installation of the field.

The MA-D6 field, located in the Bay of Bengal, produced first oil in record-breaking time from discovery to production on Sept. 17, 2008.

“Reliance Industries is one of the world’s fastest growing oil companies and will be a significant player in the Bay of Bengal’s deepwater developments. Aker Solutions is proud to be selected as their partner once again,” said Egil Boyum, SVP Subsea Systems, Aker Solutions.

The 2nd phase installation is scheduled for completion by the second quarter of 2009. The contract party is Aker Solutions subsidiary, Aker Installation FP AS.

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LIBYA EYES 10% STAKE IN ITALY’S OIL GIANT ENI AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE VENTURES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 9, 2008

Published: December 07, 2008, 23:31

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Rome: Libya would be interested in buying up to 10 per cent of Italian oil giant ENI, one of a number of investments it is PRESS CONFERENCE BY FRANCO FRATTINI
considering in Italy, the North African country’s ambassador to Italy was reported as saying.

The investment, which at ENI’s closing price of 15.39 euros on Friday would entail spending more than 6 billion euros, would make Libya ENI’s second-biggest shareholder after the Italian state, which has a 20.3 per cent stake.

In comments about other potential investments published in Italian newspapers on Sunday, Hafed Gaddur said he was not interested in the telecommunications sector.

“We have in mind five to six operations, among which I exclude telecommunications,” he was quoted as saying in business daily Il Sole 24 Ore. Other newspapers had him speaking of four to five operations.

Although he did not elaborate, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini told Reuters on Friday that Libya was interested in the transport, tourism and infrastructure sectors.

Important partner

Gaddur spoke to newspapers after Italy’s government said on Saturday that Libya was interested in buying a stake in ENI.

Just as sovereign funds from developing countries have recently made investments in US and European companies, Libya has emerged as a leading source of capital for Italian companies and an important energy partner.

It recently acquired nearly 5 per cent of Italian bank UniCredit.

Gaddur said the accord signed by Libya and Italy last August had made it easier for Libya to invest in Italian companies without provoking a hostile reaction.

On August 30, the countries signed an accord under which Italy would pay compensation for misdeeds during its colonial rule of Libya.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi hailed the accord as opening a new era of cooperation.

“It allows for something that in different times would have been absolutely impossible, such as a foreign state that enters with a stake of 5 to 10 per cent in your national oil company, which is what we would want to do,” he was quoted by La Repubblica as saying.

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SUPER SUSTAINABILITY – CAN YOUR SUPER FUND SAVE THE WORLD?

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 5, 2008

Last Updated – December 04th 2008

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Blair Comley wants people in the investment community to change the way they think about the Australian Government’s climate change policy. With over $1 trillion sitting in Australian superannuation funds, the scope for changing the investment landscape is huge. Even a subtle shift in investment decisions by the managers of this capital could go a long way to unlocking some of this money and, in turn, help to achieve those policy goals.

BLAIR Comley, deputy secretary of the Department of Climate Change, believes companies and investors have become obsessed with the detail and have lost the big picture. They worry about how much a tonne of carbon emissions will cost in the new emissions trading scheme. They worry about how quickly the limits on carbon emissions will be adjusted. They worry about whether they will qualify for compensation and how much they will be entitled to receive. And investors in particular will worry about how many percentage points to knock off their earnings forecasts for polluters.

Comley finds this thinking understandable but narrow. After all, he says, achieving a low carbon economy is a major reform, a structural transformation of the economy. One estimate of the amount of investment required to build clean power generation facilities in Australia to meet the Government’s goals over the coming decade is upwards of $40 billion. The opportunities for investment in infrastructure are enormous.

The other thing that surprises Comley is how impatient business is over the issue, especially the investment community. Speaking at a climate change conference in Sydney in October, he reminded his audience of mostly financial services industry professionals that economic reform is usually a graduated process. Using the example of tariff reform, a major micro-economic policy launched by the Hawke Government in the 1980s, he said it was part of the socio-economic compact to spread the burden of reform by bringing in change over a number of years.

And it is not just a matter of spreading cost in an equitable way. The government knows it risks causing serious damage to the Australian economy if it gets things wrong. One risk factor is leakage – companies moving their polluting activities to economies where the rules are less stringent to avoid having a price and a cap put on their carbon emissions.

The issue of climate change has taken on a great deal of importance for investment managers following the release in July of the Government green paper on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, and the Garnaut recommendations on emissions reductions. Both papers contain proposals that will have an impact on earnings, costs and investment programs for a wide range of Australian businesses over the coming decade, and both papers put forward a number of options.

The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, also known as an emissions trading scheme, will set a price on a tonne of carbon emissions and determine which companies are included in the scheme and how they are to report their emissions. It will set up a compensation scheme and it will exempt certain industries (see breakout).

The Garnaut paper sets out the blueprint for emissions reduction and, in the process, points to the type of investment that will need to be made in renewable energy, transport, water systems and more.

The Government will publish a white paper in December and most analysts are waiting until then before they start drawing conclusions about how the investment markets will be affected by all of this.

Comley is right in thinking that the investment community is obsessed with detail and short-term issues. Respondents to a survey of fund managers conducted for Corporate Citizen by the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR) found that they were near-unanimous in saying they were not prepared to make investment decisions around climate change issues until they had a clear picture of the rules and the regulatory framework for the Government’s proposed carbon pollution reduction scheme.

It is those investment managers, analysts and asset consultants not ready to invest in climate change who are guiding the asset allocation decisions of the country’s biggest investors – the superannuation funds. Typical of the response is this comment from Elaine Prior, a senior analyst at Citi Investment Research: “Very clearly, we need a regulatory environment that allows change solutions to become economically viable. At the moment we have a lot of talk about climate change solutions and carbon emissions and so on but we don’t have a regulatory authority. And given that a lot of the things that will cut emissions will cost a lot of money, there needs to be that regulation to act as a catalyst for investment.”

Some specialist managers, however, report that they are finding investment opportunities. The managing director of Australian Ethical Investments, Anne O’Donnell, says an area where strong investor demand is emerging is for green commercial buildings. Community awareness of where energy savings can be made in buildings is relatively high and, as a result, tenants want to move into them and institutions want them in their portfolios.

Helga Birgden, head of responsible investment for the Asia Pacific at Mercer, says superannuation fund trustees with experience in investing in the agribusiness sector are starting to ask about how the issue of carbon sequestration fits into investment in the sector.

Managers in the small, specialist funds groups say the attention of large funds management groups has been caught by the imminent introduction of a system that will put a price on carbon emissions and have a direct impact on the earnings of many of the big companies in which they invest. But, like Comley, they see this as a very narrow focus. They need to look at renewables such as wind, which has demonstrated its viability already, consumer products that will assist households reduce their energy consumption, carbon capture technology, and suppliers to the public transport sector.

But the investment management industry is dominated by large financial institutions and they are fundamentally conservative organisations. Many of them have adopted standards such as UNPRI, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing, or ESG (environmental, social and governance) but they tend to use these metrics as overlays for making adjustments to their mainstream equity and fixed interest portfolios. In other words, they might reduce their portfolio weighting to steelmaker Bluescope if it shows up as a bigger polluter than OneSteel. What they are not doing is investing in clean energy start-ups or other businesses with a direct stake in climate change.

What many of the managers argue is that their mandate is to invest conservatively on behalf of people who are committing funds to their retirement savings. It is not their job to take risks on new ventures. And they also argue that the biggest impact of climate change policy will come from changes that big companies make to their business practices.

Survey respondent John Guadagnuolo, an investment manager at Portfolio Partners, says: “For instance, you might decide to invest in a company that participates in a process to capture carbon from coal-fired power stations. You are taking on significant risk because you are betting the carbon price will be high enough to pay off that investment. As a fund manager we might like low emissions or sustainability to be present in a company that we invest in but it’s not a deciding factor. If there’s too much risk it’s not something we can get into.”

Unspoken in all of this is the fear that investment managers have of being caught up in the next bubble, and the reputational damage that would follow. In 2000 the fund manager BT launched a fund called the BT TIME Fund. It was set up to invest in technology and new media and, coming on the crest of the dotcom wave, it was one of the most successful retail investment product launches ever. The wave crashed soon after and the BT fund has been a chronic underachiever ever since. It has reported an average annual loss of 14.5 per cent a year since its launch. No investment manager wants to be associated with such disasters and, in the case of clean technology, managers fear there are too many unknowns. Some investment managers say there has already been something of a bubble around biofuels and that the sector represents more hype than substance.

Some commentators argue that one reason there are too many unknowns is that the investment management industry has been slow to equip itself with the expertise that would allow it to make informed investment decisions in the sector. In October this year, the Financial Services Institute of Australia (Finsia) released the findings of a study it had undertaken with Griffith University Business School, looking into the preparedness of the financial services industry to respond to climate change and its capacity to do so. Like the ACCSR, it found that regulatory uncertainty was the biggest road block for investors, along with a perception that investment in emerging climate change technologies involved excessive risk and low returns.

But it also found that there was a lack of expertise, skills and knowledge about climate change throughout the industry. Finsia chief executive Martin Fahy says most investment managers were prepared to admit their engagement with the issue was inadequate and that there was a lack of leadership within their organisations pushing for change.

Some investment managers are prepared to concede this. Colonial First State head of sustainability and responsible investment, Amanda McClusky, says: “There’s a gap around education. The traditional training for an analyst is a finance degree and most of the education that analysts get does not include sustainability issues and, more broadly, social issues, reputation tracking, human capital and some corporate governance factors.”

The consensus among investment managers in the ACCSR survey was that in five or 10 years time climate change and sustainability will be mainstream investment issues. It took about 10 years for corporate governance to move from the fringe, where a handful of investment managers paid attention to issues of board independence, fair remuneration policies and transparency, to a situation today where investment managers are asked to justify why they don’t vote on director elections and remuneration proposals.

In the meantime, the field will have to be developed by a handful of specialists. One such specialist is Sean Wiles, an investment manager at CVC Sustainable Investments, a venture capital fund that aims to increase Australian private investment in renewable energy and enabling technologies through the provision of equity finance. (Funding is provided under the Australian Greenhouse Office’s Renewable Energy Equity Fund licence as well as from private sources.) Wiles reports that his fund has been investing in emerging Queensland gas producers such as Blue Energy. While gas is not exactly clean, it produces about 40 per cent of the carbon emissions of coal and receives favourable ESG scores from fund managers for that reason.

Wiles says he has trouble getting good research from brokers and investment bankers but has, nevertheless, been able to put together a portfolio of stocks in areas such as renewable energy, waste management and water. It all sounds great until you see the numbers: CVC has a mere $400 million invested across four funds.

In the end, it seems that a mix of strong, sound government policy as well as strong impetus from super clients is what is needed to shift money into climate-aware investment strategies. As Guadagnuolo says, “At the end of the day we’re a fund manager, not a venture capital firm. That makes a difference to how we see things. It’s not our job to develop new technologies, it’s our role to invest our clients’ money as we see prudent. As a venture capital firm you have much higher approval from your investors to take on risk.”

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MALAYSIA INVESTS $14B IN IRAN ENERGY

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 3, 2008

Thu, Dec 04, 2008

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TEHRAN — Malaysia is investing up to 14 billion dollars in development of Golshan and Ferdosi fields as well as a liquefied Iranian Oil Minister Gholam Hussein Nozari arriving on March 05, 2008 for a meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) at its Vienna headquarters. OPEC was set to leave oil output unchanged despite fresh calls by US President George W. Bush for an increase in supply to help bring down soaring energy prices.natural gas project, Minister of Oil Gholam-Hussein Nozari has said.

He added that meanwhile since 60-70% of the project’s value is finalized based on the price of goods; following the finalization of tender bids the final value of contract is specified.

“Iran and Malaysia have formed strategic relations and the two countries’ economic ties have been appropriate, to date. Meanwhile, with the conclusion of three cooperation deals and two memoranda of understanding, these economic ties will be reinforced and boosted more than ever.”

Meanwhile, in a meeting with the Iranian minister of oil, the former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohammad, for his part, said that the two countries have reached agreements over development of a refinery in Malaysia with the capacity of 250,000 barrels; export of 120,000 barrels of CNG to Malaysia; development of a natural gas field in Iran; joint construction of refineries in Syria and Indonesia; and a number of other projects.

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ALGERIA URGES RUSSIA, NORWAY, MEXICO TO JOIN OPEC – Energy minister calls on three countries to join cartel or cut their output to show solidarity to group

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 3, 2008

First Published 2008-12-02 – Updated 2008-12-02 16:05:18

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ALGIERS – Algerian Energy Minister Chakib Khelil, the current president of OPEC, on Tuesday urged Russia, Norway and Mexico to join or cut their crude production to show solidarity with the group.

“What we really want is for these countries to become members of OPEC,” Khelil said on the sidelines of a conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in Algiers, according to APS news agency.

“I don’t see why Russia can’t be a full-fledged member of the organisation. It’s the best way to express solidarity,” he said.

If the three countries refuse to join OPEC, they should reduce oil production, Khelil said.

“We don’t need an agreement to stand by countries that share the same goal. If they have problems (joining OPEC), they should just apply their intended reductions.”

Russia, a top world oil producer, is not a member of OPEC, but has held regular consultations with the organisation.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin last week said Moscow had prepared a draft memorandum on cooperation with the 13-member cartel.

OPEC secretary general Abdalla Salem El-Badri said Monday the cartel may decide on a “major” output cut when it meets in Oran, Algeria, on December 17.

OPEC has already slashed output twice this year by a total of two million barrels per day in response to plunging prices but fears remain that a global recession could ravage demand for energy.

Oil prices have fallen under 50 dollars a barrel.

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SAUDI ARABIA’S KING WANTS US OVER A $75-PLUS BARREL

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 2, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008 – Added 1d 22h ago

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CAIRO, Egypt – Saudi Arabia’s king says the price of oil should be $75 a barrel, much higher than it is now, but his oil minister Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, left, attends a meeting with King Abdullah bin Abdul al-Saud at the king´s hunting lodge in Saudi Arabia to discuss current issues in the Middle East Jan. 17, 2007
indicated yesterday that no measures will likely be taken until OPEC meets again next month.

Saudi Oil Minister Ali Naimi said that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will “do what needs to be done” to shore up falling oil prices when the group meets Dec. 17 in Algeria, but for now it was “too early.”

Other ministers at the hastily convened OPEC meeting in Cairo did not entirely rule out production cuts, including Libyan oil official Shokri Ghanem, who, ahead of the meeting, said “all options are open.”

But Naimi, whose country is the world’s largest oil producer, said the bloc needs to wait until the Algeria meeting to assess the impact of earlier production cuts.

Naimi’s comments came after Saudi King Abdullah told the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Seyassah in an interview published Saturday that oil should be priced at $75 a barrel.

“We believe the fair price for oil is $75 a barrel,” he said, without explaining how the price could be raised.

The price of crude stood at about $147 a barrel in mid-July.

On Friday, the U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery was trading at about $54 per barrel.

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