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Iraq may Change Oil Pricing Benchmark for Asia

By John Lee. Iraq is considering changing its price benchmark for Basra crude oil sales to Asia. From January, the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) proposes to price relative to Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) Oman futures, rather than the average of Platts’ Oman-Dubai quotes. According to a report from Reuters, this would mark a significant […]

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 29.12m bpd in June

The 12-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) crude oil production output averaged 29.12 million barrels per day (b/d) in June, down 160,000 b/d from an estimated 29.28 million b/d in May, according to a just-released Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts. Lower volumes from Iraq and Nigeria accounted for […]