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Russia reduces budget's dependence on oil

Russia's non-oil and gas budget deficit will be less than 6% in 2018-2020, the head of the Russian Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov said, speaking yesterday at the meeting of the State Duma Committee on Budget and …

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Russian oil export duty rises by by $8.2

Russia's oil export duty is expected to rise to $96.1 per tonne in November from $87.9 per tonne in October, data from the Russian finance ministry showed on Monday. The rate is calculated by the finance ministry and is based on the …

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Brent oil price rises above $58

Oil prices pushed higher as the conflict between Iraq and Kurdistan entered a new phase with the advance of Iraqi forces on Kirkuk.  Brent rose above $58 and while the late September highs above $59 are within sight it may struggle …

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Oil prices jump on fears of new Iran sanctions

Oil markets jumped on Monday on concerns over potential renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran as well as conflict in Iraq, while an explosion at a U.S. oil rig and reduced exploration activity supported prices there. International Brent …

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Oil market almost balanced, Maxim Oreshkin says

It is hardly worth waiting for drastic changes of the oil prices - the oil market is almost balanced, the head of the Ministry of Economic Development, Maxim Oreshkin said. According to him, the ministry did not take into account the …

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Ten more years of sanctions

Sanctions against Russia are likely to stay in place for at least the next 10 years, the country’s second-largest oil company has said, at a time of sharply deteriorating relations between Moscow and the west, Financial Times …

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OPEC raises oil demand forecast

OPEC raised its forecast for world oil consumption in 2017 and 2018 for a third-straight month.  OPEC forecasts the world's appetite for oil will grow by 1.5 million bpd this year and 1.4 million bpd in 2018. The cartel raised …

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India expects reasonable oil prices from OPEC

India expects reasonable crude oil price from OPEC member countries, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan told Secretary General of OPEC Mohammad Barkindo. "I have …

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Record U.S. Oil Exports Weigh On Oil Prices

EIA data about U.S. crude oil exports showed these had hit a record-high of 1.98 million bpd. This is the highest weekly average since exports were once again allowed, after a four-decade ban. Last week’s figure also beat the …

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Africa to join OPEC-led oil cut

An extra 10 to 12 oil-producing countries have been invited to join an OPEC-led output cut aimed at getting rid of a supply glut, Venezuela’s oil minister Eulogio del Pino said. Eulogio del Pino, …

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 Why are they afraid of expensive oil?

Russia should think through a smooth exit from the oil production cut deal between OPEC and non-OPEC nations, which will protect the market from a shortage of raw materials, the President of Russian oil major Lukoil Vagit …

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