* OPEC-led cuts, political risk, strong demand have lifted oil
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting on his porch in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Otis Tucker cuts a lone figure on a street punctuated with large empty spaces - the shadows of homes lost to Hurricane Katrina.
SEOUL, April 25 S-Oil Corp, South Korea's third-biggest oil refiner, on Wednesday said that strong demand growth in the region would support refining margins in the second quarter of this year.
WASHINGTON, April 24 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule on Tuesday that would limit the kinds of scientific research it can use in crafting regulations, an apparent concession to big business that has long requested such restrictions.
NEW YORK, April 24 Oil prices slipped on Tuesday as concerns the United States might reinstate sanctions against Iran faded somewhat, reducing worries about the future of Iranian exports.
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