Thursday, December 26, 2013

Crude oil thieves are being sponsored by the Federal Government, the Speaker of the House of Representatives

Crude oil thieves are being sponsored by the Federal Government, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has said, insisting that the crime is not being perpetrated by ordinary criminals, but by those who enjoy the backing of government.
Tambuwal, said this at the inauguration of the House Ad-hoc Committee on Crude Oil Theft in Nigeria in Abuja, noting that the only way to fight the crime is for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and prosecute suspected crude  oil thieves in the country.

End of the year take on the energy sector

Energy has become, increasingly, a major focus of the British Columbia economy with billions of dollars of proposed projects. Those include Enbridge's controversial $6.5-billion Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan's $5.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. There are also billions in liquefied natural gas projects being considered by global energy heavyweights such as Exxon Mobil, Shell and the BG Group. The Vancouver Sun talked with Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers president David Collyer for a year-end take on these major projects.

Crude Oil boosted by products demand

Crude oil futures ended higher on Thursday, boosted by demand for refined products after industry data earlier this week showed a steep decline in gasoline and distillate inventories. 
US gasoline and ultra low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), more commonly known as heating oil, futures both rose to more than three-month highs in intraday trading as large French refineries remained offline due to strikes.
While US crude stocks unexpectedly rose last week, refineries boosted output and distillate and gasoline stockpiles fell, a report from industry group the American Petroleum Institute said late on Tuesday, indicating strong demand for oil products, including exports, Reuters reported.

Crude oil held steady near $99

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices held steady at a lot more than $99 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Thursday.West Texas Intermediate crude oil added 10 cents to $99.65 per barrel.
Reformulated gasoline blendstock for January was up 1.05 cents at $2.8247 a gallon.
January heating oil added 2.55 cents to $3.1038 a quart while natural gas rose 2.1 cents to $4.437 per million British thermal units.
The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline rose at the pump, climbing to $3.268 a quart from Wednesday's $3.264, the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said.