crude oil

Government, Business, Fuel

Airlines Are Stepping Up Oil Hedges Before 2020 Shipping Rule Bites

2020 Shipping Rule Cargo planes. (Lajos Jardai/Bloomberg News)

Airlines are starting to hedge against the risk that fuel prices could be driven higher by rules targeting another industry’s environmental performance.

Alex Longley | Bloomberg News
September 6, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

China Shipowners Stop Hauling Iranian Oil as US Sanctions Near

Iranian Oil Iranian oil workers gather at an oil refinery south of Tehran, Iran. (Vahid Salemi/Associated Press)

China’s shipowners are shunning Iran’s oil, while the OPEC producer is using its own tankers to supply top customers as impending U.S. sanctions threaten to disrupt global crude trade.

August 21, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Shipping-Fuel Rule Change Cuts Demand for Canadian Oil

TransCanada's Hardisty Terminal 1 TransCanada's Hardisty Terminal 1. (Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg)

New rules limiting the amount of sulfur allowed in shipping fuel is expected to cut demand for high-sulfur fuel oil and the sour crude that yields it. In Canada, that could extend — or worsen — the biggest price slump in nearly five years.

Robert Tuttle | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Pilot Flying J Expands Into Oil Exploration and Production Business

Pilot tanker truck on the road John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Pilot Flying J is expanding its business portfolio with a move into the water, sand and crude oil-hauling business.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 8, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

US Expected to Become World’s Top Oil Producer Next Year

Oilfield in Bakersfield, Calif. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS

The United States has nosed ahead of Saudi Arabia and is on pace to surpass Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer for the first time in more than four decades.

David Koenig | Associated Press
July 13, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Rises as Shrinking US Stockpiles Add to Global Tightness

Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Crude rose to a one-week high July 10 on concern shrinking U.S. crude stockpiles will exacerbate wide-ranging global supply disruptions.

Jessica Summers | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2018
Government, Fuel

Oil Surges Above $75 in New York as Supply Outages Outpace OPEC

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Crude soared above $75 a barrel in New York for the first time since 2014 on signs global supply outages outweigh OPEC’s pledged production rise.

Jessica Summers | Bloomberg News
July 3, 2018
Business, Logistics

Oil Declines After Unexpected Increase in US Crude, Gasoline Stockpiles

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Oil retreated from the highest price in more than three years after surprise increases in U.S. crude and gasoline stockpiles.

Catherine Ngai | Reuters
May 23, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Oil, Sand Railcars Compete for Track Space in Permian Basin

Kurt Haubrich/Flickr

Oil producers may be getting in their own way in the race to pump crude from the fertile Permian Basin.

Sheela Tobben | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Alberta Drillers Near Deals With Railroads, Potentially Easing Oil Logjam

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Alberta’s beleaguered oil industry may get some relief from its persistent shipping bottlenecks in the second half of the year as producers strike deals with rail companies to move more crude.

April 26, 2018