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Aker BP to Raise Dividend in H2 after Upbeat Q2 Results

Jul 20, 2022

Norwegian oil company Aker BP posted upbeat second-quarter results on Wednesday and said it will raise its dividend payments in the second half of the year, as it continued to benefit from high oil and gas prices due to the war in Ukraine.Earnings before interest…

Aker Solutions Raises 2022 Revenue Outlook

Jul 14, 2022

Norwegian oil services firm Aker Solutions raised its 2022 revenue outlook as it sees increased activity from oil and gas companies, with tender activity heading for a new record, it said on Thursday.The company now expects its 2022 revenues to rise by around 30% year-on-year…

Tullow Expects Cashflow of $200M at Oil Price of $95/bbl

Jul 13, 2022

Africa-focused Tullow Oil said on Wednesday it expected to make $200 million in free cashflow this year at an average oil price of $95 a barrel, adding that it sees no cashflow in the first half after an arbitration payment and an acquisition…

Blofeld, Al Gihaz Eye Potential Offer, Loan for Cash-strapped Lamprell

Jul 12, 2022

Cash-strapped offshore construction company Lamprell said Tuesday it had received a combined non-binding indicative all cash offer from Blofeld and Al Gihaz for the acquisition of all remaining Lamprell shares. The Blofeld and Al Gihaz have a combined shareholding of 44…

Saipem Shares Drop After Cash Call Falls Short

Jul 12, 2022

Shares in Italy's Saipem fell as much as 40% on Tuesday after investors subscribed for only 70% of its 2 billion euro cash call, signaling limited confidence in the turnaround plan for the Italian energy services group.Saipem said on Monday it had raised around 1…

UK Lawmakers Approve 25% Windfall Tax on Oil and Gas Producers

Jul 12, 2022

British lawmakers approved a 25% windfall tax on oil and gas producers in the British North Sea on Monday, which the government says will raise 5 billion pounds ($5.95 billion) in one year to help people struggling with soaring energy bills…

Mexico's Pemex Slides Deeper into Junk as Moody's Cuts Rating

Jul 12, 2022

Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex plunged deeper into so-called junk status on Monday after a major credit rating agency downgraded its long-term debt by one notch.Moody's Investors Service cut Pemex's credit rating to B1 from Ba3, or four notches into the agency's speculative status…

Saipem's Cash Call Wobbles as Retail Investors Flee

Jul 05, 2022

Retail investors dumped the rights to buy into a 2 billion euro ($2 billion) cash call at Italian energy services group Saipem on Tuesday, heightening risks for banks that agreed to mop up any unsold shares unless institutional buyers pick up the slack…

Gazprom Cancels Dividend for First Time Since 1998. Shares Drop

Jun 30, 2022

Russian gas giant Gazprom has decided not to pay dividends on last year's results, the first time it will not pay out since 1998, sending its shares plunging by nearly 30%.'The shareholders decided that in the current situation it is not advisable to pay dividends based on the 2021 results…

Italy's Saipem Sets Terms for Cash Call, Shares Drop

Jun 22, 2022

Italian energy services group Saipem said on Wednesday it would launch a planned 2 billion-euro ($2.10 billion) rights issue from June 27 as it strives to bolster its finances and re-focus its business after a surprise profit warning in January…

Brent Bulls Get a Boost from EU Sanctions on Russia

Jun 13, 2022

EU sanctions on Russia’s petroleum exports and easing lockdowns in China have encouraged portfolio investors to become more bullish on oil prices despite the steadily darkening outlook for the major economies.Hedge funds and other money managers…

Biden Chides Exxon, Oil Companies for Profits

Jun 13, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday accused the U.S. oil industry, and Exxon Mobil Corp in particular, of capitalizing on a supply shortage to fatten profits after a report showed inflation surging to a new 40-year record.U.S. consumer inflation…

Norway Oil and Gas Firms Raise 2022 Investment Forecasts

May 27, 2022

Norway's oil and gas companies have raised their investment forecasts for 2022 as they take advantage of high petroleum prices and tax incentives to boost activity, a national statistics office (SSB) survey showed on Friday.The biggest business sector in Norway now expects to invest 167…

UK Imposes 25% Windfall Tax on Oil and Gas Producers' Profits

May 26, 2022

Britain announced a 25% windfall tax on oil and gas producers' profits on Thursday, alongside a package of support for households struggling to meet rising energy bills.The announcement marks a change of heart for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's…

Bolsonaro Hints at Change in Petrobras' Profit Distribution

May 16, 2022

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggested on Monday he may tinker with state-run company Petrobras' profit policy, cutting the percentage distributed to shareholders, as he looks to curb fuel price hikes ahead of the country's October elections…

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