Oil prices mixed in choppy trade, rising U.S. production weighs
"Over the last four weeks, the country's crude oil imports averaged over 7.9 million barrels per day, 2 percent above the same four-week period previous year", said EIA.
Oil prices fell to a two-week low amid concerns that the global supply is far too high, and if the downward trend isn't bucked crude could decline for the third day in a row.
Global fuel stocks are well above the five-year average, and Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih was quoted on Thursday as saying inventories remained elevated in part because traders were selling supplies out of tanker storage.
U.S. crude stocks fell 1 million barrels in the latest week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a bit less than anticipated.
Crude futures were trading more than 30 cents higher in Asia early Thursday, but the recovery, against a rout of almost $2/barrel at the previous day's close, was more likely bargain-hunting than the start of a full correction, as the weekly counter-seasonal build in United States gasoline inventories continued to weigh on market sentiment.
Elsewhere in the energy spectrum, May gasoline tacked on 0.4% to $1.666 a gallon and May heating oil edged up by 0.1% to $1.583 a gallon.
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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' kingpin Saudi Arabia said the cartel is likely to reach an agreement next month to extend its production cuts.
Prices for natural gas, meanwhile, fell as the EIA reported a larger-than-expected weekly climb in USA supplies of the commodity.
Iran will probably be allowed to keep its oil production unchanged if OPEC decides to extend its six-month agreement on output cuts beyond June, Kuwaiti Oil Minister Issam Almarzooq said, adding that the Persian Gulf OPEC member has shown strong compliance with the OPEC supply cut deal. The industry body American Petroleum Institute had reported an increase of 2.254 million barrels in gasoline inventories on Tuesday, setting the stage for crude's slide.
Slight production reported Wednesday also reinforced widespread anxiety that USA shale producers are becoming more capable in churning out oil at a lower price, analysts say.
USA gasoline stocks posted a counter-seasonal build of 1.5 million barrels, because of rising refining activity.
"Five of the last trading days we've been lower", he said.
Images and photographs of the surface water were taken from military aircraft from the year 1947 and satellite imagery from 1973. He said it was "a stretch", though to say that surface rivers like that on the Nansen shelf would protect the ice.
In his letter to Ryan, Tillerson said that "Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods". On the one hand, Trump wants to show he's tougher than Obama was, but on the other hand, he's not ready to rip up the deal.
One widely shared US Weekly article cited "a family insider" as saying Melania Trump was considering staying in Trump Tower. In the footage, the U.S. president signs the red cap with a black marker before throwing it into a swarm of supporters.
It was Spicer's second apology in as many days, following an initial mea culpa Tuesday during an interview with CNN . On Wednesday, speaking at a forum at the Newseum, Spicer called the incident "my mistake" and "my bad".
But Washington has dominated its division rival over the last two-plus season, improving to 37-13 over their last 50 meetings. The Nationals snapped Atlanta's five-game winning streak and handed the Braves their first loss at new SunTrust Park.
Hernandez had been housed in a single cell in a general population unit at the maximum-security state prison in Shirley. When asked if he accepted the ruling, Baez said, "We'll accept the determination after an investigation is complete".
The Patriots later said that the photos shown were misleading, and took to Twitter to explain the difference in the two photos. Some players reportedly declined to attend the White House ceremony because they didn't want to be seen with Trump .
Marine Le Pen could come top or come fourth and crash out - right now it's a battle to survive for the far-right candidate. Macron is the only candidate so far to have said he has talked with Obama, a popular figure in France.
Many questions remain after the former New England Patriots tight end was found dead in his prison cell by a corrections officer. Hernandez had reportedly gotten a new tattoo that referenced the Blood street gang after the fight, prison officials said.
O'Reilly said in an April 1 statement that he had been unfairly targeted because of his public prominence. Before and after the accusations, O'Reilly remained one of the most popular commentators on cable news.
A North Korean missile blew up nearly immediately on its test launch on Sunday, the US military said. Instead, it tested a missile Sunday, which was said to have failed .
GTA Online goes old-school with top-down Tiny Racers mode
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Workers stop leak at Alaska well with salt water
On Friday, an oil spill occurred at a well on the frozen tundra of Alaska's North Slope near Prudhoe Bay, The Wall Street Journal. DEC is coordinating with BPXA and the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to investigate the cause.
Fox ends ties with top-rated host Bill O'Reilly
But "I'm not closing the door" on O'Reilly "just because there were allegations that were not confirmed", he said. As the controversy snowballed dozens of advertisers withdrew their commercials from his program.
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New tests indicate sarin used in Syria attack
The Foreign Secretary has previously said there will be "no impunity" for the people responsible for the chemical weapons attack. Mr Johnson also suggested that Britain could support the United States in the event of further missile strikes on Syria.
Killer of NFL's Will Smith gets 25 years for manslaughter
As we previously reported, the New Orleans Saints star was shot and killed by Hayes after a road rage incident on April 9, 2016. His family and friends were in the courtroom as well Wednesday and some may be called to the stand Thursday to show support.
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The New England Patriots star made a guest appearance during the daily White House press briefing to offer Sean Spicer a hand. The quarterback is reportedly spending the day with his mother, who is in Boston and has been dealing with an illness.
WPD moving to new uniforms
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IPL 2017: Umesh Yadav likely to return for KKR vs KXIP
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