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U.S. Major ExxonMobil Faces $220M Tax Claim from Russia

Jan 31, 2023

The Russian General Prosecutor's Office is asking a court to recover 15.5 billion roubles ($220 million) in allegedly unpaid taxes from U.S. oil major ExxonMobil , local news agencies TASS and Interfax reported on Tuesday citing court documents…

Mexican Energy Firms Lag Methane Emission Rules, Investigators say

Jan 27, 2023

Mexican oil and gas companies, including state giant Pemex, are lagging behind on their obligations to identify, report and mitigate methane emissions from their installations, an investigation by a group of non-profits found.Methane, a potent greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere…

Portugal to Launch First Offshore Wind Auction, Eyes 10 GW by 2030

Jan 24, 2023

Portugal expects to launch its first offshore wind power auction by the last quarter of this year, aiming to reach 10 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity by 2030, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Monday. As a pre-condition to the auction…

Santos Faces New Delay on Barossa Gas Pipeline Due to Heritage Assessment

Jan 24, 2023

Santos Ltd faces a new delay in developing the Barossa gas project off northern Australia after a regulator ordered it to evaluate environmental risks to underwater indigenous cultural heritage before starting pipeline construction.The Jan. 13 notice…

Trinidad Weighs Direct Negotiations to Allocate Oil, Gas Areas

Jan 24, 2023

Trinidad and Tobago will consider direct negotiations with energy companies for oil and gas exploration, possibly moving away from a competitive bidding round system, Prime Minister Keith Rowley said on Monday. The talks follow difficulties…

No New UK Oil and Gas Fields under a Labour Gov't, Starmer Says

Jan 20, 2023

Britain's opposition leader Keir Starmer said on Thursday there would be no investment in new oil and gas fields in Britain under a Labour government - a big change from current UK energy policies.Starmer said during a panel discussion at the…

As Harbour Energy Plans Job Cuts, OEUK Says Tax Hikes Make UK a Risky Place to Invest

Jan 19, 2023

Offshore Energies UK, a body representing the UK's offshore energy industry, has called for the government to help rebuild investment confidence following tax hikes that have forced the UK's biggest oil and gas producer in the North Sea, to start planning job cuts…

UK North Sea Oil Giant to Cut Jobs Due to Windfall Tax

Jan 18, 2023

The British North Sea's biggest oil and gas producer Harbour Energy told its staff that it plans job cuts in the wake of a windfall tax imposed on the sector last year, the company said on Wednesday.The jobs would be cut in Harbour Energy's headquarters in the North Sea hub of Aberdeen…

Indian, European Oil Firms Looking to Bid for Guyana Offshore Blocks

Jan 18, 2023

Guyana's upcoming bidding round for offshore areas has caught the interest of top energy companies from Asia to Europe, according to people familiar with the matter, even as the government continues to work out terms for the auction.The South…

Caribbean Nation to Auction Up to 20 Offshore Gas Exploration Blocks

Jan 17, 2023

Trinidad and Tobago plans an auction this quarter of up to 20 offshore natural gas exploration blocks under new fiscal terms designed to increase the pool of potential bidders, people familiar with the matter said. The Caribbean nation has been…

Gusting Forward: U.S. Gov't to Simplify Offshore Wind Rules to Meet Climate Goals

Jan 13, 2023

The U.S. Department of the Interior will reform its regulations for the development of wind energy facilities on the country's outer continental shelf to help meet crucial climate goals, it said in a statement on Thursday.The proposed rule changes…

Jones Act Uncertainties Persist in US Offshore Wind

Jan 11, 2023

The Jones Act is a single sentence long, and yet somehow that reservation of U.S. domestic maritime commerce to qualified U.S.-flag vessels has spawned numerous complications with respect to offshore wind energy projects. Although not supported by prior experience…

Elizabeth Klein Named BOEM Director

Jan 10, 2023

The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday named Elizabeth Klein, a lawyer who worked in the Obama and Clinton administrations, to head the bureau that oversees offshore oil, gas and wind development.Klein will take over for the current head of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management…

Trinidad to Reject BP and Shell's Offshore Exploration Bids, Sources Say

Dec 29, 2022

Trinidad and Tobago is preparing to reject four offshore exploration bids by BP Plc and Shell, according to people familiar with the matter, because they failed to meet the government’s minimum requirements. The island nation's government plans…

Exxon Sues EU in Move to Block New Windfall Tax on Oil Companies

Dec 28, 2022

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp is suing the European Union in a bid to force it to scrap the bloc's new windfall tax on oil groups, arguing Brussels exceeded its legal authority by imposing the levy.The windfall profits tax is 'counter-productive'…

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