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May 14, 2013

Traders to gain control of Europe’s fuel as refiners close-IEA

LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) – Oil trading houses are poised to
gain more control of Europe’s fuel supply as its refiners close,
and the shutdowns could have a significant impact on prices and
energy security, the West’s energy agency said on Tuesday.

The International Energy Agency foresees a seismic shift in
global refining as countries such as India and Saudi Arabia
build new capacity.

May 7, 2013

Oil below $105 as Middle East risk premium fades

LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) – Brent crude oil fell below $105
per barrel on Tuesday, after the risk premium caused by an
Israeli air strike on Syria faded.

The benchmark hit its highest in nearly a month above $105
in the previous session on fears of supply disruption following
Israeli air strikes on Syria close to Damascus.

Apr 30, 2013

Brent slips on bleak demand outlook, stimulus eyed

LONDON, April 30 (Reuters) – Brent oil fell towards $103 per
barrel on Tuesday, weighed by worries about the demand outlook,
though losses were capped on hopes that the U.S. Federal Reserve
and European Central Bank may do more to stimulate the global
economy.

Brent dropped 26 cents to $103.55 a barrel by 0916
GMT, after earlier touching a low of $103.41. U.S. crude was 1
cent lower at $94.49 a barrel, on track to end the month down
nearly 3 percent.

Apr 23, 2013

Oil slips below $99 as China, German PMI disappoint

LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) – Brent crude oil fell below $99
a barrel on Tuesday after weaker-than-expected manufacturing
data from China and Germany darkened the outlook for fuel
demand.

June Brent crude was down $1.51 to $98.88 a barrel
by 0829 GMT, while U.S. crude for June delivery was down
$1.27 at $87.92.

Apr 18, 2013

Oil bounces as sell-off is seen over-stretched

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – Brent crude oil jumped by more
than a dollar to $99 a barrel on Thursday, snapping a
six-session losing streak, with dealers saying it looked
oversold after losing 10 percent this month.

Oil earlier fell to a fresh nine-month low amid a wider
commodities rout triggered by data on Monday showing growth in
China had slowed unexpectedly in the first three months of 2013.

Mar 26, 2013

Oil gains on U.S. data, Brent premium at 8-month low

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – Brent oil’s premium to U.S.
crude fell to its lowest in more than eight months, lifted by
strong U.S. home sales data and as higher shale oil supply
reduced the U.S. need for imports.

U.S. single-family home prices rose in January, the biggest
annual increase in six-and-a-half years, helping bolster the
demand outlook in the world’s largest oil consumer.

Mar 26, 2013

Oil pressured by Cyprus worries

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – Brent oil fell slightly on
Tuesday, remaining within its range of the past two weeks, as
the effect of the Cyprus bailout faded and traders saw little
direction for the market.

Brent crude futures slipped 8 cents to $108.08 a
barrel by 0932 GMT, in the middle of its recent $107 to $109
range. U.S. crude gained 40 cents to $95.21.

Mar 15, 2013

Oil above $109 on U.S. recovery hopes, supply worries

LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) – Brent crude oil rose above $109
a barrel on Friday as strong U.S. jobs data fuelled hopes of a
better outlook for demand in the world’s top oil consumer, while
concerns over supply from the Middle East added support.

Investors took on more risk as the jobs data added to other
positive economic news, suggesting a steady recovery in the
world’s largest economy.

Feb 28, 2013

Oil rises above $112 on central bank outlook

LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Brent crude oil rose above $112 a
barrel on Thursday, supported by renewed confidence that major
central banks would keep taking steps to support the global
economy.

Brent crude for April delivery gained 19 cents to
$112.06 a barrel by 0928 GMT, after earlier rising to $112.34.
It slipped to $111.65 on Wednesday, its weakest since Jan. 22.

Feb 20, 2013

Oil steady, more Saudi supply seen

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Oil prices were little changed on
Wednesday as the prospect of more Saudi supply offset optimism
about the global economy that has helped bolster an improved
demand outlook.

April Brent crude futures was 2 cents up at $117.54
a barrel by 1040 GMT after posting their first gain in four
sessions on Tuesday. U.S. crude added 21 cents to $96.87.
The contract expires later on Wednesday.

    • About Simon

      "I am a senior correspondent at Reuters in London, working on the energy desk covering the oil market, both physical and futures, with a particular focus on oil products. I have been at Reuters since January 2007, and did stints on the foreign exchange and stockmarkets desk before moving to commodities. I sometimes write lifestyle pieces, and have a particular interest in food and literature."
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