The Saudi Dilemma: To Cut Or Not To Cut

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In spite of reservations expressed by Nigeria and Libya, if Saudi Arabia managed to convince everyone to cut amid the major tensions with Iran ahead of the U.S. million bpd, which was 770,000 bpd more than the average daily loadings rate for October and much higher than the last 2018 high of 7.766 million bpd booked for June. by Irina Slav for Oilprice.com.

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IHS Markit identifies 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent in short-cycle opportunities outside North America

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Volkswagen founds mobility services company in Rwanda; to begin local assembly of Polo and Passat

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Vehicle assembly began in Nigeria in 2015, and in Kenya in December 2016. The Volkswagen brand has founded “Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda”, a company based in Rwanda. The objective is to provide modern integrated mobility services in Africa in future. As part of its worldwide regionalization strategy, Volkswagen is planning to expand its business presence significantly in Sub-Saharan Africa.

China-based GAC to debut new SUV, hybrid crossover and EV at Detroit show; planning NA market entry in 2018

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The company has sold 370,000 vehicles in 2016, a 97% year-on-year increase that makes the company the fastest growing auto brand in China while establishing sales and services networks in 14 countries as the company expands further in the international market, including the recent mega launch events of GS4 in Bahrain and Nigeria and tripling the number of cars sold in Bahrain a year after entering the market as the best-selling Chinese auto brand in the country.

UN: world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100

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The new population projections indicate that nine countries will make up more than half the projected growth of the global population between now and 2050: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the United States of America (in descending order of the expected increase). In 2018, for the first time in history, persons aged 65 or above outnumbered children under five years of age globally.

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Total to acquire Engie’s upstream LNG business, becoming 2nd largest global LNG player

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The transaction is expected to close by mid-2018 and will have an effective date of 1 January 2018. A portfolio of long-term LNG purchase and sale contracts, enabling the Group in increase its overall portfolio to 28 MTPA by 2020, with a diversified supply from Algeria, Nigeria, Norway, Russia, Qatar and the USA, and outlets balanced between Europe and Asia.

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