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Russian Resillience

According to this article on Real Clear Energy, Russia may be touring the world preaching production freeze now, but its Freeze, Baby, Freeze stance is the result of recent conversion — as this chart from the Wall Street Journal shows. … Continue reading

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Tankers: First Suezmax chartered to load Iranian crude oil post sanctions

According to this article on Singapore (Platts)–2 Feb 2016 806 am EST/1306 GMT, Litasco, the trading arm of Russia’s Lukoil, is set to ship the first Suezmax-sized cargo out of Iran after international sanctions were lifted three weeks ago, market … Continue reading

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French Oil Giant Total Beats Shell, BP In Race To Enter Iran

According to Gillian Rich of Investor’s Business Daily, Iran is open for business, and France‚Äôs Total (TOT) reportedly was one of the first Western companies ready to resume relations with Tehran after economic sanctions were lifted. The oil giant will … Continue reading

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World consordium

Just the mention of Russia’s oil minister, Nikolai Tokarev, wanting to speak with OPEC sent oil on a short upward spike. In the long run, the only way to curtail the continuing drop in oil prices may be for both … Continue reading

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Why Pep Boys?

Wow. With all the talk of electric cars, hydrogen fuel cells, drones, hybrids, and generally going green, Carl Icahn has out bid Bridgestone in a bidding war (none the less) for the automotive aftermarket behemoth, Pep Boys. (800 stores!) He … Continue reading

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Reports

Summary of Weekly Petroleum Data for the Week Ending December 25 , 2015 Energy Briefing: Global Crude Oil Demand & Supply WEEKLY REFINING INDICATORS REPORT: WEEK ENDING 12/25/2015 Planning and Integration of Refinery and Petrochemical Operations

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Point Richmond

I live in Point Richmond. It’s a fascinating little place with a lot of history and characters. It also is in the shadows of the Chevron Refinery and is part of the reason I have become so enthralled with the … Continue reading

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