Economics

China and India easing away from Russian crude oil may be temporary

There are signs that China and India are pulling back from buying Russian crude oil ahead of the Group of Seven nations' proposed price cap and a European Union ban on imports.

Neste and CIM enable the supply of SAF to France to support meeting local SAF blending obligations

Neste and CIM, part of NOVEN Group in France, the leading independent French group of companies providing oil storage and supply services, are pleased to announce their collaboration to enable the supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel into France.

South Korea warns of supply disruptions, economic damage if truckers strike

South Korea's prime minister urged unionized truckers to scrap plans to go on strike this week to spare the economy what he called paralysis and irreversible damage, fueling fears for the post-pandemic recovery of global supply chains.

U.S. grants $1.1 B to keep Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open

The Biden administration said it has approved conditional funding of up to $1.1 B to prevent the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California, as part of its effort to fight climate change.

LUKOIL's Bulgarian refinery may shut down if it cannot export

LUKOIL Neftochim Burgas , Bulgaria's only oil refinery, may have to shut down if the government does not follow through on plans to allow the Russian-owned business to continue exporting, Chief Executive Ilshat Sharafutdinov said.

Workers at bp refinery will not help with restart unless wage demands met

Workers at bp's Rotterdam refinery, which is currently offline, will not help restart operations unless their wage demands are met, union leaders said on Monday.

Italy considers asking for EU embargo waiver to save Lukoil refinery

Italy is considering several options to save a Lukoil-owned refinery in Sicily, including asking the European Union for a temporary waiver on upcoming sanctions on Russian oil.

U.S. aims for zero-emissions heavy-duty vehicles by 2040

The United States aims to only sell and produce zero-emissions medium- and heavy-duty vehicles like school buses and tractor trailers by 2040, the U.S. energy secretary agreed at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt.

Saudi Aramco to invest in $7 B petchem project in South Korea

Saudi Aramco said it plans to invest in a $7 B project to produce petrochemicals from crude oil at its South Korean affiliate S-Oil Corp's refining complex in the port city of Ulsan.

Lukoil urged to keep Sicilian refinery running as talks drag on

The plant has had to rely solely on Russian oil provided by Lukoil after its creditor banks halted financing and stopped providing guarantees needed to buy oil from alternative suppliers.