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    U.K. Shale Gas May Save Scottish Refinery

    U.K. shale gas may cut supply costs for Ineos’s Grangemouth refinery and could help prevent the plant’s closure, according to Bloomberg Industry analyst Phillipp Chiadek. Click here to view the entire article.

    China’s ‘Teapot’ Refineries May Import More Oil

    China’s smaller, independent oil refineries known as teapots may be granted more import licenses this year, a government research official said. Click here to view the entire article.

    Wildcatters Return to East Texas Oil Plays

    As fields from Louisiana to North Dakota are starting to show signs of fatigue, producers such as Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and EOG Resources Inc. are targeting East Texas, an area that has gone overlooked for decades. Click here to view the entire article.

    Shale and the Economy

    In this SPECIAL EDITION: The combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling to unlock gas and oil reserves in U.S. shale has put the country back on course to be one of the world’s largest oil producers, reshaping everything from its geopolitical relationship with Russia to the GDP of oil-producing states. Click here to download.  [...]

    Shell to Cut Americas Spending by 20 Percent

    Europe’s largest oil producer, plans to reduce spending in the Americas by 20 percent to focus on more profitable projects. Click here to view the entire article.

    Oil Traders Bet Russian Sanctions Unlikely

    Oil traders are betting that Europe is too hooked on Russian fuel for the region to back energy sanctions against President Vladimir Putin. Click here to view sample article

    Oman’s $3 Billion Rail Plan to Blunt Hormuz Risk

    Oman, which faces Iran across the Strait of Hormuz, said it’s poised to start raising cash for a $3 billion rail line offering an alternative route for oil and freight shipments. The nation is considering issuing bonds by the end of 2014 to kick-start funding for the track, said Abdulrahman Al Hatmi, a director at Oman National Railway [...]

    Oil Buyer’s Guide 2013 Review

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    Alaska Coastal Oil Appeal Could Delay Drilling

    Alaskan coastal drilling by oil companies including ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell Plc may be further delayed after a federal appeals court ruled the government acted illegally in opening almost 30 million acres on the continental shelf for oil drilling. The Sierra Club and other organizations sued the government after the $2.6 billion sale of [...]

    Statoil Said to Eye Deals as Norway Loosens Grip

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