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Exclusive: Spain's Repsol suspended swap deal for Venezuelan oil under U.S. pressure

18 Apr 2019

HOUSTON/MEXICO CITY Spain's Repsol suspended its swaps of refining products for crude with Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA, people familiar with the matter said, as U.S. officials weighed penalties for foreign firms doing business with Venezuela.

EXCLUSIVE-Spain's Repsol suspends swap deal for Venezuelan oil under U.S. pressure

17 Apr 2019

HOUSTON/MEXICO CITY, April 17 Spain's Repsol has suspended its swaps of refined products for crude with Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA, people familiar with the matter said, as U.S. officials weigh penalties for foreign firms doing business with Venezuela.

U.S. super-light oil output rise roils Texas, Oklahoma markets

11 Apr 2019

NEW YORK/HOUSTON Growing production of Texas super-light oil - and worries about its quality compared with other types of crude - is slowing down deliveries into the main U.S. storage hub in Oklahoma, draining supply there and adding to a glut in Texas.

UPDATE 1-U.S. super-light oil output rise roils Texas, Oklahoma markets

11 Apr 2019

NEW YORK/HOUSTON, April 11 Growing production of Texas super-light oil - and worries about its quality compared with other types of crude - is slowing down deliveries into the main U.S. storage hub in Oklahoma, draining supply there and adding to a glut in Texas.

CORRECTED-U.S. super-light oil output rise roils Texas, Oklahoma markets

11 Apr 2019

NEW YORK/HOUSTON, April 11 Growing production of Texas super-light oil - and worries about its quality compared with other types of crude - is slowing down deliveries into the main U.S. storage hub in Oklahoma, draining supply there and adding to a glut in Texas.

U.S. ratchets up pressure on Venezuela, Cuban backers

05 Apr 2019

HOUSTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday stepped up efforts to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from office by imposing new sanctions on its oil shipments, and promising "stronger action" against Cuba for helping to keep the regime afloat.

Houston's Venezuelan expats eager for more action against Maduro

05 Apr 2019

HOUSTON, April 5 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set to speak in Houston on Friday carrying a tough message against Venezuela's government to an expatriate community eager for more actions to oust the country's president, Nicolas Maduro.

U.S. investigators to begin hunt for cause of Texas petrochemical disaster

02 Apr 2019

HOUSTON U.S. investigators hope this week for the first time to enter the site of a massive fuel fire and chemical spill outside Houston to begin the hunt for a cause and to determine whether the operator followed safety regulations.

UPDATE 2-Tanker bottleneck eases at Houston port as traffic resumes

28 Mar 2019

HOUSTON, March 28 Four tankers on Thursday were preparing to offload or pick up cargoes in the busiest U.S. oil port, the first signs of an easing of the bottleneck that cut 1 million barrels per day of shipments, according to vessel tracking data.

Texas sues fuel tank company over Houston chemical fire, aftermath

27 Mar 2019

HOUSTON Texas officials on Tuesday sued owners of a Houston area petrochemical storage facility over a fire last week, alleging violations of environmental laws and seeking damages to cover response costs for the disaster that burned for days, releasing chemicals into the air and waterways.

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Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.