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Angola's state-run Sonangol has taken two cargoes out of its planned May exports in a move to boost its compliance with an OPEC deal to curb production, an oil trader familiar with Angolan loading plans said on March 27.

The government aims to sell up to 5% of Aramco, listing the shares in Riyadh and at least one foreign exchange, to raise cash for investment in new industries, as the kingdom seeks to diversify its economy beyond oil exports in an era of cheap crude, Reuters reported.

Europe's top court on March 28 upheld European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, including on its largest oil group Rosneft.

The agreement has elevated the price of crude to more than $50/bbl, but it helped U.S. shale oil producers boost their output, hampering efforts to reduce global stockpiles, Reuters reported.

A Brazilian tax court ruled that state-controlled Petrobras did not break the law by deducting expenses related to the development of oil and gas field from its 2009 income taxes.

The subsea facilities include wells and a subsea template, a pipeline to Sleipner A, and an umbilical for controlling and monitoring of wells.

Drilling operations offshore California.

Environmental backers believe California’s methane regulation could be a model for other states.

Turkey, which supports a breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in northern Cyprus and is highly influential there, says the Greek Cypriot-led government of the island has no right to explore for hydrocarbons, Reuters reported.

Britain is estimated to have enough trapped shale gas to meet its gas needs for decades. However, the use of fracking is opposed by environmental campaigners, Reuters reported.

Australia's deputy prime minister said he would support lifting bans on coal seam gas (CSG) drilling if landowners were given a bigger slice of royalties, a significant policy shift as the country scrambles to avoid a looming energy crisis.

Eni and Total are in a consortium for one of the blocks and ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum have joined up for another. Eni will be on its own in a third block. The blocks were offered in the third licensing round held by Cyprus, Reuters reported.

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