U.S. coal exports in 2018 highest in 5 years

While U.S. coal consumption has generally declined since its 2008 peak, the Energy Information Administration projects U.S. coal exports reached 116 million short tons (Mmst) in 2018 — the highest level in five years — based on foreign trade data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. Exports of coal from the U.S. have increased since 2016, as

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Activity stops at Venezuela’s main oil port after blackout

Venezuela’s main oil port of Jose, operated by state-run oil giant Pdvsa, was virtually shut down following a massive power blackout Monday, two oil industry workers and a union leader close to the facility told Reuters. The most recent oil shipment for export, on very large crude carrier Dragon, chartered by Russia’s Rosneft, left the

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U.S. grants Iraq new sanctions waiver to buy Iranian energy: source

The Trump administration is granting Iraq a renewed 90-day waiver, exempting it from U.S. sanctions on Iran, a State Department official told CNBC Tuesday. The waiver, last issued in December and expired Tuesday, will allow Iraq to continue buying electricity from its neighbor, Kallanish Energy reports. “While this waiver is intended to help Iraq mitigate

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Russia will be compliant with cuts within weeks

Russian energy minister Alexander Novak said Sunday his country will be fully compliant with Opec+ supply cuts over the coming weeks. “As far as the meeting is concerned we, of course, discussed the situation with the execution of the agreement (and) we stressed once again that Russia is discharging its obligations in accordance with the agreement

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