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breaking more trouble for us regulator is investigating potential corrupt practices following another investig
BREAKING | More trouble for @Glencore: U.S. #commodities regulator @CFTC is investigating potential "corrupt practices" (following another investigation by the DoJ) $GLEN
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argentina again on the brink soybean wheat corn beef
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in a sign that traders are scrambling for replacement barrels the price difference between brent crude for imm
In a sign that #oil traders are scrambling for replacement barrels, the price difference between Brent crude for immediate delivery and the six-month forward contract widened to a 5-year peak (chart is Brent M1-M6 spread) #OOTT @TheTerminal
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full story russian flows to parts of europe were halted after customers complained of unusual impurities in th
FULL STORY: Russian #oil flows to parts of Europe were halted after customers complained of unusual impurities in the crude, adding another disruption to the global oil market and pushing Brent to a 6-month high above $75 a barrel | #OOTT #Russia https://t.co/uXlRZrESkE
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the last thing that the medium heavy sour oil market needs russian crude urals flows via the druzhba pipeline
The last thing that the medium-heavy sour oil market needs: Russian crude Urals flows via the Druzhba pipeline into Poland and parts of Germany halted due to organic chloride contamination | #OOTT more on @TheTerminal
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and with another supply outage hitting the market brent duly rises to 75 a barrel for the first time in more t
And with another supply outage hitting the market, Brent duly rises to $75 a barrel for the first time in more than six months | #OOTT
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reportage as occidental petroleum launches a hostile bid for rival anadarko i have the opportunity to re tweet
REPORTAGE: As Occidental Petroleum launches a hostile bid for rival Anadarko, I have the opportunity to re-tweet this story about how Oxy is piloting CO2 injection to boost #oil production in the #Permian basin | #OOTT $OXY $ACP Full story: https://t.co/oLvyb6jDFV
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mampa watch bidding wars are relative uncommon in the industry but they do happen from time to time as oxy goe
#Oil M&A Watch: Bidding wars are relative uncommon in the industry -- but they do happen from time to time. As $OXY goes hostile on $APC (against $CVX), here a list of past Big Oil hostile bids: https://t.co/tPGNevJzcC
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if occidental secures anadarko the deal will cement its position as the largest producer in the fast growing b
If Occidental secures Anadarko, the deal will cement its position as the largest #oil producer in the fast-growing #Permian basin. The slide-pack from OXY conference call with investors is here and worth a read:https://t.co/YHljgR1s44 #OOTT
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full story occidental petroleum has started a bidding war in the permian offering 38 billion for anadarko petr
FULL STORY: Occidental Petroleum has started a bidding war in the Permian, offering $38 billion for Anadarko Petroleum in an attempt to break up a proposed takeover by Chevron | #OOTT #Permian #oil https://t.co/ugXKXYX1N0
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the waiting line for trumps speech in still nearly one hour to go has the feeling of teenagers queuing for a c
The waiting line for Trump’s speech in #Davos (still nearly one hour to go). Has the feeling of teenagers queuing for a concert, but this are billionaires and CEOs #tictocnews 2018 #Davos2018
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only in you get a sign with private car pick up direction alongside the a day in the life of a refugee exhibit
Only in #Davos you get a sign with “private car pick-up” direction alongside the “A day in the life of a refugee” exhibition. #Davos20182#tonedeaf018 #tictocnews
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the investment conference started earlier today with a full standing room but as the day progresses the main a
The #SaudiArabia investment conference started earlier today with a full standing room, but as the day progresses, the main auditorium is slowly getting deserted. It shows the impact of many foreign investors not attending. #FII2018 #TicTocNews #OOTT
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confirmed uk goes for a full day without burning to generate for first time in 135 years
CONFIRMED: UK goes for a full day without burning #coal to generate #electricity for first time in 135 years #climatechange #renewables https://t.co/At5QbCKnD5
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says it will withdraw from south pars 11 gas project in unless granted a waiver french oil giant makes clear
#BREAKING : says it will withdraw from South Pars 11 gas project in unle#Iranss granted a waiver. French oil giant makes clear it can not afford U.S. secondary sanctions.
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saudiarabia stops milk supplies into qatar solution doha airlifts 4000 cows from australia and the us
#SaudiArabia stops milk supplies into #Qatar. Solution: Doha airlifts 4,000 cows from Australia and the US https://t.co/iKiEbA6dvK
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it wasn t about oil of course declassified memo feb 2003 iraq oott chilcot opec
It wasn't about #oil, of course
(declassified memo Feb 2003)
#Iraq #OOTT #Chilcot #OPEC
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chart of the day us imports of venezuelan crude last week plunged to zero a first in weekly data available sin
CHART OF THE DAY: U.S. imports of Venezuelan crude last week plunged to zero (a first in weekly data available since since 2010 -- monthly data doesn't show any zero month since at least Jan 1973) #OOTT #Venezuela More on @TheTerminal
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is the 4th largest supplier to the us with roughly 600000 b d and even more important to gom refining centre d
#Mexico is the 4th largest #oil supplier to the US, with roughly 600,000 b/d (and even more important to GoM refining centre) - data
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without precedent the collapse of s economy since 2013 when nicolas maduro became president surpasses the plun
WITHOUT PRECEDENT: The collapse of #Venezuela’s economy since 2013 (when Nicolas Maduro became president) surpasses the plunge of Latin American nations during the 1980s crisis and former Soviet Union countries in the 1990s (chart via @SergiLanauIIF @IIF) #OOTT #oil #OPEC
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