Middle East

Oil gains 2% after U.S. debt deal and jobs data, focus turns to OPEC

Oil prices rose about 2% after the U.S. Congress passed a debt ceiling deal that averted a government default in the world's biggest oil consumer and jobs data fed hopes for a possible pause in interest rate hikes ahead of a meeting of OPEC and its allies this weekend.

Lukoil raises oil output at Iraq's West Qurna 2 to 480,000 bpd

Russia's Lukoil has increased oil production at Iraq's southern West Qurna 2 oilfield by 80,000 barrels per day bpd to a total of 480,000 bpd.

OPEC+ unlikely to deepen oil supply cuts at June 4 meeting

OPEC and its allies are unlikely to deepen supply cuts at their ministerial meeting despite a fall in oil prices toward $70 per barrel.

Saudi diesel imports from Russia, exports to Singapore hit records

Leading crude exporter Saudi Arabia is maximizing refining profits by importing unprecedented amounts of cheap Russian diesel and in turn shipping record volumes to Singapore, where the fuel can achieve higher margins, shiptracking data shows.

Oil prices up amid OPEC+ supply cut uncertainty

Oil prices ticked up as the market weighed conflicting messages on supply from Russia and Saudi Arabia ahead of the next OPEC+ policy meeting.

Russia leaning towards leaving oil output unchanged ahead of OPEC+ meeting

Russia is leaning towards leaving oil production volumes unchanged ahead of an OPEC+ policy meeting in June because Moscow is content with current prices and output.

Air Products signs $1-B deal for processing facility in Uzbekistan

Industrial gases maker Air Products and Chemicals said it had signed a $1-B deal with the Republic of Uzbekistan government and Uzbekneftegaz JSC to acquire, own and operate a natural gas processing facility in the country.

Oil prices buoyed by Saudi warning and falling U.S. stockpiles

Oil prices rose, driven up by tightening U.S. inventories and a warning from the Saudi energy minister that raised the prospect of further OPEC+ production cuts.

Oil prices rise on concerns over tightening supply

Oil prices gained after U.S. oil and fuel supplies tightened and as a warning from the Saudi energy minister to speculators raised the prospect of further OPEC+ output cuts.

Iraq awaits final answer from Turkey to resume exports

Iraq is still waiting for a final answer from Turkey to resume its northern oil exports, which run from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, Iraq's oil minister Hayan Abdel-Ghani said.