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Military strike against Iran would result in 'all-out war': Zarif

Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring "all-out war", Tehran said on Thursday, keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries after they accused the Islamic Republic of a strike on Saudi oil facilities.

Peru's copper output to surge 27% by 2022: minister

Peru expects its copper production to grow 27% and gold output to expand 12% in the next three years by 2022, the country's energy and mines minister said on Thursday.

China green lights eight Argentine meat plants for beef exports

China's customs office said on Thursday it had granted export licenses to some Argentine meat-processing plants, as the Asian country looks to plug a supply gap after an African swine fever outbreak decimated China's pig herds.

Occidental Petroleum recommends lowering threshold for special meetings

Occidental Petroleum Corp, which is locked in a battle with activist investor Carl Icahn, plans to make it easier for shareholders to call special meetings and would create new board committees, according to securities documents filed Thursday.

U.S. generation of renewable fuel credits falls in August: EPA

The United States generated fewer renewable fuel blending credits in August than in July, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday.

Oil theft cost Nigeria $1.35 billion, group urges legal task force

Nigeria lost $1.35 billion to oil theft in the first six months of this year and needs a legal task force with special courts to tackle it, a government committee said on Thursday.

U.S. natgas futures dive nearly 4% on big storage build

U.S. natural gas futures fell almost 4% on Thursday as a bigger-than-expected storage build and forecasts for less cooling demand next week knocked prices further off their highest in nearly five months.

Brent rises 1% as Saudi supply risks come into focus

Brent crude oil prices rose more than 1% on Thursday on fears of longer-than-expected supply shortfalls following Saturday's attacks on a key Saudi Arabian oil processing facility and escalating tensions in the Middle East.

Diplomats declare Guyana government in breach of constitution as first oil looms

U.S. and European diplomats on Thursday declared Guyana's government in breach of the country's constitution until new elections are held and called on Guyanese President David Granger to "set an elections date immediately" or possibly face a cutoff of development funding.

Valero Port Arthur, Texas refinery cuts production due to storm: sources

Valero Energy Corp's 335,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery cut production on Thursday because of flooding around the refinery, said sources familiar with plant operations.

Exxon shutting Beaumont, Texas refinery due to flooding: sources

Exxon Mobil Corp <XOM.N> began shutting its 369,024 barrel-per-day (bpd) crude oil refinery in Beaumont, Texas, on Thursday morning because of flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda, sources familiar with plant operations said.

Iraq's oil marketer SOMO denies Saudi Arabia requested crude: state media

Iraq's State Organization for the Marketing of Oil (SOMO) denied on Thursday that Saudi Arabia had asked it for crude supplies for its domestic refineries, the Iraqi state news agency reported.

Russia's Novak speaks to Saudi minister, says no change to oil deal

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday that he had spoken to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on Wednesday and that no decision had been taken to change a global oil deal between OPEC and its allies.

Russia proposes extending gas contract with Ukraine on temporary basis: Novak

Russia proposed extending its current gas transit contract with Ukraine on a temporary basis at three-way talks with Ukraine and the European Union in Brussels on Thursday, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.

Quick return of Saudi oil output would demonstrate resilience: Moody's

Saudi Arabia's ability to quickly restore oil production after the weekend's attacks on its oil facilities would demonstrate an important degree of resilience to potentially very damaging shocks, Moody's said on Thursday.

EU's Sefcovic upbeat after gas talks with Russia, Ukraine

Trilateral talks about the transit of Russian gas to Europe through Ukraine were constructive and have taken steps in the right direction, European commissioner Maros Sefcovic said on Thursday.

Russia's Gazprom: would accept short-term gas transit deal with Ukraine

Russia's Gazprom is willing to accept a short-term extension of its gas transit contract with Ukraine, Chief Executive Alexey Miller said on Thursday after talks with Ukraine and the European Union.

Total Port Arthur, Texas refinery cuts coker production: sources

Total SA cut production on the coker at its 225,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery because of heavy lightning, sources familiar with plant operations said on Thursday.

Oil traders reassess interruption of Saudi output: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.)

China to release more meat from state reserves to secure supplies

China auctioned 10,000 tonnes of pork from state reserves on Thursday to secure meat supply during the National Day holiday, the country's commerce ministry said, after disease ravaged the world's largest pig herd.