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Oil Prices Jump 2% After Tanker Attacks

Jun 13, 2019

Oil prices settled 2.2% higher on Thursday after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman stoked concerns of reduced crude trade flows through one of the world's key shipping routes.The attacks near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz reignited…

Shell Investing in Mexican Deepwater

Jun 11, 2019

Mexico's independent oil regulator on Tuesday approved deepwater exploration plans for five areas operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc in Mexican waters near the U.S. maritime border.The plans commit the Anglo-Dutch oil major to invest at least $397 million over the next four years…

The On-again Arctic

Jun 11, 2019

A cursory look at rig, seismic and yard activity in the world is enough to deduce that there’s more happening in the Arctic than Greens tying themselves to seventh-generation drilling units.A judge may have blocked Alaskan drilling in coastal…

Oil Rises on Likely OPEC+ Supply Cuts

Jun 10, 2019

Oil prices rose on Monday after Saudi Arabia said producer club OPEC and Russia were likely to keep withholding supplies, and in relief that the United States and Mexico averted a trade war that would have damaged the global economy.Front-month Brent crude futures…

Lawmakers Want UK to Stop Funding Fossil Fuel Projects Abroad

Jun 10, 2019

Britain must stop financing fossil fuel projects abroad by 2021 as it undermines the nation's efforts to combat climate change, a report by lawmakers said on Monday.The report, which targets financial support provided by the UK Export Finance (UKEF) agency…

Fitch Downgrades Pemex Debt to 'Junk'

Jun 07, 2019

Fitch on Thursday became the first major ratings agency to downgrade the debt of Mexican oil company Pemex to 'junk' status, in a major setback for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plans to revive the struggling state-run firm.Fitch changed…

Angola Could Reap from New Policy Regime

Jun 06, 2019

Angola, sub-Saharan Africa’s second largest oil producer after Nigeria, is optimistic the new fiscal and regulatory regime now in place would translate into a reversal of the country’s declining oil output and attract more private investment…

W&T Strikes Oil in US Gulf of Mexico

Jun 06, 2019

Oil and natural gas producer W&T Offshore has discovered oil at the Gladden Deep prospect in Mississippi Canyon block 800 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.W&T is operator of the well, which is one of 14 planned for the drilling program under the Monza JV…

US Crude Inventory Above Average

Jun 05, 2019

US crude inventory now 6% above the five year average – Brent crude price down 17% over past 10 daysRecent government data indicate a US crude inventory surplus has been forming. The latest EIA survey shows 483 million bbls in inventory as of…

Hurricane Achieves First Oil at Lancaster

Jun 05, 2019

Hurricane Energy has announced first oil at its Lancaster field off Scotland, the first such success for so-called fractured basement reservoirs in Britain and a major milestone for the company within its guided schedule.Hurricane specializes…

UK Awards 37 Offshore Licence Areas

Jun 04, 2019

Thirty companies have acquired acreage in the UK 31st Offshore Licensing Round, the country’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announced on Tuesday.In all, 37 licence areas were awarded over 141 blocks or part-blocks to a broad spectrum of companies…

Eni Makes Fifth Oil Find Offshore Angola

Jun 04, 2019

Italian oil and gas company Eni has made the fifth oil discovery in one year in Block 15/06, through the Agidigbo-1 NFW well in Angola's deep offshore.It follows the discoveries of Kalimba, Afoxé, Agogo and Ndungu. The five discoveries altogether are estimated to contain up to 1…

Norway: Strike Negotiations Go Past Deadline

Jun 03, 2019

Norwegian oil workers and their employers have extended their pay talks past a midnight deadline in a bid to avert a strike that would reduce the country's oil and gas output, negotiators said on Tuesday.The Lederne trade union has threatened to strike at offshore fields operated by Equinor…

Senegal: Opposition Wants BP Gas Deal Probe

Jun 03, 2019

A group of opposition politicians in Senegal called on Monday for an investigation of the history of two major offshore gas blocks run by BP after a report alleging fraud involving President Macky Sall's brother Aliou Sall.The British Broadcasting…

BP Sells Egypt Assets to Dragon Oil

Jun 03, 2019

BP said on Monday it has agreed to sell its interests in Gulf of Suez oil concessions in Egypt to Dubai-based Dragon Oil, as part of the supermajor’s plan to divest more than $10 billion in global assets over the next two years.Under the terms of the deal…

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