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Jump in Iranian oil output helped balance market, IEA says
- May 13, 2016

The Niger Delta Avengers claimed to be acting to protect the interest of the oil-rich region from further exploitation by the Nigerian government which it accuses of neglect and destruction of the environment. The San Ramon, California-based has now shut down its 90,000 bpd Okan offshore platform, which used to gather oil production from different crude oil fields. (more...)
Sanders beats Clinton in West Virginia, CNN projects
- May 13, 2016

Clinton won the primary in Nebraska, but the 25 delegates at stake already were given to Sanders at the March 5 caucus. Despite Sanders' recent primary victories, Clinton still holds a massive lead among the pledged delegates and unpledged "superdelegates" needed to secure the party's presidential nomination. (more...)
Key Republicans swing behind Trump; he takes 2 primaries Key Republicans swing behind Trump; he takes 2 primaries
- May 12, 2016

Palin said she would do "whatever I can" to help business executive Paul Nehlen defeat Ryan in a Republican primary in August. On Wednesday, the Wisconsin congressman said he didn't know Trump "really well", explaining he has only met the Republican front-runner twice, "once in 2012 [and] we had a very good conversation in March on the phone". (more...)
Oil Companies Urged To Evacuate Amid Militant Attacks In Nigeria Oil Companies Urged To Evacuate Amid Militant Attacks In Nigeria
- May 12, 2016

Consequently, Nigeria's crude output has fallen to its lowest point in 22 years. "Best thing for any reasonable company to do is evacuate its workforce", said Cogent Ojobor, chairman of the Warri branch of the Nupeng oil labour union. Last week, militants attacked a Chevron facility in the impoverished Delta where tensions have been building up since authorities issued an arrest warrant in January for a former militant leader on corruption charges. (more...)
Israel retaliates to Gaza fire with strikes on Hamas targets
- May 11, 2016

Over the past three days, Israel says that Hamas has launched 12 mortar rounds against its forces operating along the perimeter fence, including three mortars early Friday. On Thursday, Israeli tank fire killed a Palestinian woman in her Gaza home. The military says sirens wailed in southern Israel early Saturday warning of an incoming rocket. (more...)
United Nations establishes a trust fund to help combat the Zika virus
- May 11, 2016

The state lab is certified to test for Zika and confirmed the diagnosis. Q: Then how would pregnant women know if they'd been infected? The numbers represent "travelers returning from affected areas or their sexual contacts", according to the May 6 report. (more...)