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First Cobalt seeks government backing to restart Canadian refinery

First Cobalt Corp is in advanced talks with Canada's Ontario province to finance the $37.5 million required to restart its idled cobalt refinery, President and Chief Executive Officer Trent Mell said in an interview on Tuesday.

Imperial Oil ramping up crude by rail but not pursuing Alberta rail leases

Imperial Oil Ltd <IMO.TO> is increasing shipments of Canadian crude by rail after the recent Keystone pipeline outage created more favorable economics, but is not looking to take on Alberta government contracts to move even more oil on trains, Chief Executive Rich Kruger...

Oil dips as U.S.-China trade deal hopes fade

Oil prices dipped on Wednesday as prospects for a trade deal between the United States and China dimmed, weighing on the outlook for the global economy and energy demand.

Hackers demand $5 million from Mexico's Pemex in cyberattack

Hackers demanded about $5 million in bitcoin from Mexico's Pemex, they told Reuters on Tuesday, saying the state oil firm missed a special discount by not paying immediately after a cyberattack that fouled up the company's systems.

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N.Y. governor threatens to revoke National Grid's natgas certificate

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday gave UK energy company National Grid Plc 14 days to explain why the state should not revoke the utility's certificate to operate its gas franchise in downstate New York, saying that it had failed to provide "adequate and reliable...

Belgium's Euronav picks Malaysia port as eastern supply base for marine fuels

Belgian tanker operator Euronav signed a service agreement on Tuesday making Malaysia's Linggi Port its supply base providing low-sulphur marine fuels and other services for ships plying East-of-Suez routes, the port operator said.

Lean hogs rally on technical buying, rising pork prices

U.S. lean hog futures rose by as much as 3% on Tuesday on technical buying and short-covering, and as hopes for expanded pork exports to China more than offset pressure stemming from ample U.S. hog supplies, traders said.

Exxon Baytown, Texas, chemical plant back to normal after upset: sources

Exxon Mobil Corp's Baytown, Texas, chemical plant returned to normal operations on Tuesday after a malfunction in the polypropylene production area, said sources familiar with plant operations.

BRF mulls acquisitions in Turkey to grow in-country production

BRF SA, the world's largest chicken exporter, said on Tuesday it would consider acquisitions in Turkey as part of a strategy to increase production there and remain a leading food supplier in the halal world.

U.S. natgas futures ease despite forecasts for slightly cooler weather

U.S. natural gas futures eased on Tuesday following a massive 5% drop Monday as forecasts for a little cooler weather over the next two weeks prevented the front-month from falling further.

Oil steadies after Trump dashes hopes on trade deal details

Oil prices ended Tuesday little changed after paring gains of about 1% following a speech from U.S. President Donald Trump that offered few new details about Washington's trade talks with Beijing.

Paraguay approves drought-resistant soybean variety from Argentina's Bioceres

Argentine biotechnology company Bioceres SA said on Tuesday that Paraguay, the fourth largest exporter of soy, had approved a soybean seed resistant to drought and "HB4" herbicides, adding the South American nation to a growing list of countries authorizing it.

London Metal Exchange proposes six-month delay to telephone trading compliance

The London Metal Exchange (LME) said on Tuesday it would take an extra six months to make its telephone trades compliant with transparency requirements set by European regulators.

Brazil gets approval for 13 meatpacking plants for China exports

Chinese authorities approved new Brazilian meat exporting plants on Tuesday, according to the Brazilian agriculture ministry, a highly anticipated move as the two nations continue to strengthen trade ties.

Shell restarts CDU at Deer Park, Texas, from maintenance: sources

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is finishing a planned multi-unit overhaul as it begins restarting the large crude distillation unit (CDU) at its 340,000 barrel-per-day joint-venture Deer Park, Texas, refinery on Tuesday, said sources familiar with plant operations.

Gulf Coast refineries see no problems from cold snap: sources

Refineries from south Texas to east Louisiana saw no impact on production from a steep drop in temperatures across the region overnight, said sources familiar with operations at the plants.

UAE oil benchmark plan confused by Brent comment U-turn

A United Arab Emirates plan to launch its own global oil benchmark was thrown into confusion on Tuesday after comments made by its own national oil company.

Brazil to change terms for pre-salt oil areas upcoming auctions: government

Brazil's government might change certain terms for pre-salt areas that did not receive bids in the oil auction last week, including signature bonuses, Martha Seillier, special secretary for the PPI government program, said on Tuesday.

Total Port Arthur, Texas, hydrotreater back to normal: sources

Total SA returned a distillate hydrotreater to normal operation on Monday night at its 225,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, said Gulf Coast market sources.

Record Arctic cold may hit U.S. Gulf Coast, damage crops

An Arctic blast pummeling the northern United States on Monday is forecast to break more than 400 cold-temperature records in the next 48 hours and bring a potentially crop-damaging freeze to Texas and other Gulf states.

BP Midstream Partners LP considers expanding Mars oil pipeline

BP Midstream Partners LP is considering expanding its Mars crude oil pipeline to accommodate new volumes from offshore oil fields, Chief Financial Officer Craig Coburn said on Tuesday.

France's EDF says no damage found so far at Cruas nuclear plant after earthquake

Checks carried out by French utility EDF at its Cruas nuclear power plant have revealed no anomalies so far, a company executive said on Tuesday, after it extended outages at three of the facility's reactors until Nov. 15.

Ecuador oil minister resigns weeks after scrapped fuel price hike

Ecuadorean Oil Minister Carlos Perez on Tuesday announced his resignation in what he called a personal decision to spend more time with his family, weeks after the country was rocked by violent protests over a planned fuel price hike.

Peninsula plans to double IMO-compliant fuel sales by year-end

Marine fuel supplier Peninsula Petroleum said on Tuesday it plans to double deliveries of very low-sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) to 600,000 tonnes by the year-end, just before new shipping rules take effect globally to restrict sulfur emissions.