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Venezuela and Iran oil sanctions are worth short-term pain

With sanctions, many times you end up hurting yourself. But that’s not to say that the sanctions on Iran and Venezuela are not the right course of action.

VoA /
South Sudan to Deduct from Civil Servants' Salaries — But Salaries Aren't Being Paid

The government of South Sudan says that beginning in March, it will deduct one day's salary from civil servants' paychecks each month to help pay for implementation of the peace deal aimed at ending the country's civil war.  Some observers are skeptical about how that will work, however. Most civil servants haven't been paid for months. Garang ...

NY Times /
Saudi Crown Prince Promises $20 Billion in Investments for Pakistan

The pledges, which are nonbinding, would also help secure the country as a market for Saudi crude oil.

Fox News /
Here's Why The Best Is Yet to Come for ExxonMobil

The international oil giant is starting to turn the ship, but the really exciting thing is the target destination.

Politico /
New problem for legal weed: Exploding pot factories

Legalization of marijuana at the state level has resulted in at least 10 recorded instances of fires or explosions at facilities that extract hash ...

NY Times /
El Chapo Highlighted Mexican Corruption, but Drug Money Also Lubricates U.S. Border

In the Rio Grande Valley, drug money has been an undeniable presence. One local professor called it WD-40 — “the oil that makes the machinery work.”

CBC /
Haiti vows expense cuts, deeper probe of oil scandal amid protests

The Haitian government vowed to deepen the investigation into alleged corruption in the PetroCaribe oil program and to reduce its expenses, seeking to meet some of protestors' demands as ...

Reuters /
Haiti vows to trim expenses and investigate PetroCaribe amid protests

The Haitian government vowed to deepen the investigation into alleged corruption in the PetroCaribe oil program and to reduce its expenses, seeking to meet some of protestors' demands as demonstrations roil the country.

Reuters /
Indonesian presidential hopefuls vow energy self-sufficiency through palm

Indonesia's two presidential candidates pledged on Sunday to achieve energy self-sufficiency by boosting the use of bioenergy, particularly fueled by palm oil, to cut costly oil imports by Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

Reuters /
Russia's Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela's PDVSA: source

Russian lender Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce ...

Washinton Post /
Pakistan welcomes Saudi crown prince with hoopla and high security

Officials hope Mohammed bin Salman will deliver a generous package of loans and investment deals, including a major share in an oil refinery, which ...

Washinton Post /
Pakistan welcomes Saudi crown prince with hoopla and high security

Officials hope the visit will help salvage the country’s ailing economy and upstage tensions with India.

CBC /
Oversold flights, the safety of breast implants and self-checkouts: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including our investigation into the latest method of choice for hackers, reusable packaging alternatives coming to Canada, and the CFIA's hunt for fake olive oil.

MSNBC /
Keystone XL suffers another setback as judge blocks most work on the oil pipeline

A federal judge in Montana says TransCanada remains mostly blocked from doing work that will move forward construction on Keystone XL.

MSNBC /
Why Nigeria's disputed elections could be a choice between 'bad and worse' amid threats of violence

The oil market is bracing for the insecurity and violence that have historically marred elections in Africa's largest crude producer.

CBC /
'You can smell crude in the air': Train carrying oil derails in western Manitoba

CN Rail is working to clean up an oil leak after nearly 40 train cars carrying crude oil derailed ...

CBC /
Scott Moe, Andrew Scheer speaking at Pro-pipeline rally in Moosomin, Sask.

Several dignitaries are set to speak at a pro-pipeline rally in Moosimin, Sask. on Saturday. ...

CBC /
Scheer tells pro-pipeline rally he'd advocate for Canadian oil and gas

The battleground for pipelines and the oil and gas industry was set in Moosomin, Sask., on Saturday, as Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his handling of the energy file.

The Wall Street Journal /
U.S. Puts Sanctions on More Venezuelan Officials

The U.S. sanctioned the head of Venezuela’s state-owned oil giant and five top intelligence and security officials and the Trump administration said it planned to deliver 200 tons of humanitarian aid to a border city in Colombia, intensifying its effort to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolás Maduro. .

Reuters /
Venezuela opposition to leave Citgo funds, management untouched: envoy

Venezuela's opposition has no plans to use funds belonging to U.S. refiner Citgo, which is owned by state oil company PDVSA, despite having named a new board for the company this week, the self-declared interim government's U.S. envoy said on Friday.

CBC /
Canada's main stock index reaches highest level since Oct. 5

Canada's main stock index posted a triple-digit gain Friday after oil hit a three-month high to ...

CBC /
North American stock markets up on trade-deal optimism

Canada's main stock index posted a triple-digit gain Friday after oil hit a three-month high to ...

Reuters /
Mexico to inject $3.9 billion in Pemex, seeks to prevent credit downgrade

Mexico will inject $3.9 billion into ailing state oil company Pemex, officials said on Friday, promising to strengthen its finances and prevent a ...

Reuters /
Analyst View: Investors divided over Mexico's bailout of state oil company

The Mexican government promised on Friday to do what it takes to strengthen the finances of ailing state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos with an ...

NY Times /
A Good Appetite: For a Silkier Salmon, Turn Down the Heat

Cooked under low heat, fillets, imbued with fennel and lime, become velvety soft, almost like a confit (in half the time, and with a lot less oil).

Reuters /
U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift

The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border.

Reuters /
Oil rises over 2 percent to 2019 highs on tightening supplies

Oil prices rose more than 2 percent to their highest this year on Friday after an outage at Saudi Arabia's offshore oilfield boosted expectations for tightening supply, while progressing U.S.-Sino trade talks strengthened demand sentiment.

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