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  • Brazil oil data - July 2012

    Brazil oil data - July 2012 cover image Published 19 Sep 2012 by
    Brazil's disappointing performance in liquids production continued, with July's output totalling 2.116 mb/d, the second lowest for the year. This constituted a y/y decline of 46 thousand b/d, following a y/y decline of 101 thousand b/d in June. Crude oil output remained weak, and at 2.023 mb/d, i..

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  • US Department of Energy

    US Department of Energy cover image Published 18 Sep 2012 by
    There are two main features of the latest US weekly data that stand out. First, and in line with our expectations, the truncated imports from the Gulf Coast due to Hurricane Isaac continue to work their way through the data. Crude oil imports surged by 1.28 mb/d w/w bringing the cumulative increa..

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  • OPEC oil data – August 2012

    OPEC oil data – August 2012 cover image Published 17 Sep 2012 by
    OPEC oil production continued to rise in August, despite the decline in Iranian production. The average of third party estimates that Energy Aspects collects pegs OPEC-12 output at 31.58 mb/d, higher m/m by 0.18 mb/d and y/y by 1.62 mb/d, despite Iranian production dropping by another 0.1 mb/d ov..

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  • Better Baghdad-KRG relations?

    Better Baghdad-KRG relations? cover image Published 15 Sep 2012 by
    ​An agreement between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), announced 13 September 2012, should result in crude production in the region remaining at 140 thousand b/d this month and rising to 200 thousand b/d for the rest of the year. While the agreement is a step in the right dire..

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  • Indian diesel price hike - does it change anything?

    Indian diesel price hike - does it change anything? cover image Published 13 Sep 2012 by
    The Indian government raised the price of diesel by Rs 5.6 (14%) to around Rs 47 (89 US cents) per litre on 13 September 2012, although it left the price of gasoline unchanged. In our view, despite the recent change, the price disparity between diesel and gasoline still remains considerable, and..

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  • Norway oil data - August 2012

    Norway oil data - August 2012 cover image Published 13 Sep 2012 by
    Norwegian oil production continues to be weak, with the latest data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, released this morning, pegging total oil production in August at 1.835 mb/d, lower y/y by 162 thousand b/d. Although preliminary, the figures were the lowest since September 2010 and the..

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  • Oil and QEx

    Oil and QEx cover image Published 12 Sep 2012 by
    Global macro indicators have become soft once again, with the latest round of business surveys from around the world released over the past few weeks pointing towards renewed weakness. Moreover, the tightness in oil fundamentals seen a few weeks ago has also eased slightly, as North Sea barrels r..

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  • US Department of Energy

    US Department of Energy cover image Published 11 Sep 2012 by
    The latest US weekly data continues to bear the aftermaths of Hurricane Issac. Hurricanes are always a double-edged sword when it comes to the oil markets. On one hand, refineries are forced to close down, thereby reducing demand for crude, but on the other, offshore production is shut in, reduci..

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