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Phillips 66 says boiler plant fire extinguished at Los Angeles, California refinery

U.S. oil refiner Phillips 66 said a small fire at a boiler plant at its 139,000-barrel-per-day Los Angeles refinery in Wilmington, California was extinguished on Tuesday.

China's November soybean imports from U.S. rise as tariff-free cargoes arrive

China's November soybean purchases from the United States surged from a year earlier, data showed on Wednesday, as cargoes booked by importers with tariff-free quotas cleared customs.

Oil hits highest since September on trade hopes, OPEC cuts

Oil rose further above $67 a barrel to its highest in over three months on Thursday, buoyed by a report showing lower U.S. crude inventories, by hopes of an end to the China-U.S. trade dispute and OPEC-led efforts to constrain supply.

China's northeast cornbelt likely to be hit by fall armyworm in 2020: government report

China warned earlier this week that a destructive pest that has threatened the country's grain output is expected to hit more crops across wider areas in 2020, including the key corn-growing region in the northeast.

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China sets first round of 2020 non-state crude import quotas at 103.83 million tonnes

China has issued a first round of crude oil import quotas for private firms next year that will allow non-state refiners to ship in 103.83 million tonnes of crude, state media and industry sources said on Thursday.

Putin says Russia has vessel to build Nord Stream 2: newspaper

福利网站President Vladimir Putin said Russia has a "pipe-laying vessel" to complete the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, Kommersant daily reported citing unnamed sources on Thursday, following sanctions imposed by Washington.

Saudi energy minister says starting project at Dorra offshore gas field soon: Eqtisadiah

福利网站Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Wednesday a new project at the Dorra offshore gas field would start soon, Saudi newspaper Eqtisadiah reported.

China rare earth magnet exports to U.S. slide by a fifth in November

China's exports of rare earth magnets to the United States fell 21.2% month-on-month, customs data showed on Wednesday, as improving trade relations between the two countries reduced demand for stockpiling.

Oil rises on supply cut pledges and slow return of Gulf field

福利网站Oil prices rose on Tuesday in thin pre-Christmas trading after Russia said cooperation with OPEC on supply cuts would continue and amid optimism that the United States and China could finalize a trade agreement.

Shell wins auction for Guyana's first three crude oil cargoes

Royal Dutch Shell won the rights to market Guyana's first cargoes of crude oil, the government said on Tuesday, just days after oil production began and launched the impoverished South American country into the ranks of world suppliers.

Factbox: Impact of French pensions strike on oil sector

福利网站France's hardline CGT trade union has rejected pleas for a Christmas truce and has vowed to intensify a nationwide strike to try to force the government to drop its plan to reform the country's pensions system.

French protests disrupt output at Total's Grandpuits refinery

Total's Grandpuits refinery near Paris is producing at a reduced rate after the CGT union voted to halt output as part of nationwide protests against a pensions reforms, the French energy company said on Tuesday.

Nigeria's NNPC to raise Chevron-operated GTL plant stake to 60%

Nigeria's state oil company said on Tuesday it will increase its stake in a Chevron-operated gas-to-liquid refinery to 60% as part of a cost dispute resolution with the U.S. oil major.

Gazprom, Naftogaz to discuss final gas contract details on December 26

福利网站Russia's gas group Gazprom and Ukraine's Naftogaz will meet on December 26 to discuss final details for a gas contract between the two countries, Naftogaz Executive Director Yuriy Vitrenko said on Tuesday.

Curacao signs agreement with Klesch to operate Isla refinery

Curacao's state-run refining company, Refineria di Korsou (RdK), said it has signed an agreement with industrial commodities conglomerate Klesch Group to operate the island's 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery and storage facilities.

Ukraine sets new tariffs for Russian gas transit to Europe

福利网站Ukraine has approved tariffs for Russian gas transit and granted a licence to its new gas pipeline system operator, the necessary steps on the way to complete a new 5-year deal for Russia's gas supply to Europe, its regulator said on Tuesday.

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia strike deal on shared oilfields

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to end a five-year dispute over their shared Neutral Zone in a deal which will allow production to resume at two oilfields that can pump up to 0.5% of the world's oil supply.

Russia's Zarubezhneft says joins two offshore oil blocks in Egypt

福利网站Russian state-owned oil and gas producer Zarubezhneft said on Tuesday it has joined two offshore oil blocks in Egypt under a production-sharing agreement.

Qatar Petroleum to start forward pricing for its crude in February

Qatar Petroleum [QATPE.UL] will start pricing its crude oil grades of Qatar marine and Qatar land on a prospective pricing basis in February 2020, the company said on Tuesday, confirming an earlier report by Reuters.

Kuwait's KPC to introduce new pricing mechanism for its crude oil

福利网站Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said on Tuesday it was modifying its Asia crude oil pricing marker.

China seeks to tackle environmental damage caused by mining

福利网站China plans to promote investment in repairing environmental damage caused by mining, and wants a mixture of public and private entities to contribute, the Ministry of Natural Resources said on Tuesday.

Factbox: How U.S. sanctions could hit Russia's Nord Stream gas project

U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions last week on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline designed by Moscow to bypass Ukraine and increase gas supplies via the Baltic Sea to Germany, Russia's biggest energy customer.

Argentine government talks with farmers about export tax relief

Argentine Agriculture Minister Luis Basterra has started talking with farmers about the possibility of applying lower grains export taxes to growers located farther from ports, a spokesman for the ministry told Reuters on Tuesday.

Chevron expects full oil output from Saudi-Kuwaiti field within 12 months

U.S. oil major Chevron said on Tuesday it expects Saudi-Kuwaiti Neutral Zone's Wafra oilfield to return to full production within 12 months.