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As Iran Eyes End of Oil Export Sanctions, will Former Asia Clients Buy?

May 21, 2021

As Iran gears up to resume oil exports once the United States lifts trade sanctions, former key clients in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan say they'll wait for the U.S. green light before investigating terms under which they might buy Iran's oil again…

Indian Refiner Says will 'Definitely' Buy Iranian Crude if Sanctions Lifted

May 20, 2021

Indian Oil Corp, the country's top refiner, said on Thursday it would resume purchases of Iranian oil if Washington lifts sanctions against Tehran over its disputed nuclear program.The European Union official leading talks to revive Iran's nuclear…

Australia's Offshore Decommissioning Levy Arbitrary and Disappointing, ExxonMobil, Chevron Say

May 20, 2021

U.S. oil majors Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp on Thursday branded Australia's proposed industry-wide levy to cover the cost of decommissioning an offshore oil field, which neither has had any stake in, as 'arbitrary' and 'disappointing'…

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Oil Majors in Climate Change Case

May 17, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of BP PLC, Chevron Corp, Exxon Mobil Corp, Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other energy companies contesting a lawsuit filed by the city of Baltimore seeking monetary damages from them due to costs caused by global climate change…

Rockhopper vs. Italy: Tribunal Ruling on Offshore Project Expected in July

May 14, 2021

Oil and gas company Rockhopper Exploration said Friday that it had received notice that a final decision in its arbitration against Italy over the Ombrina Mare Field in the Adriatic Sea could come in July.The oil company started arbitration…

Venezuela Ratifies 'Anti-blockade' Law Aimed at Helping Oil Sector

May 14, 2021

Venezuela's Socialist party-controlled National Assembly on Thursday ratified an 'anti-blockade' law, as President Nicolas Maduro seeks to attract private investment to boost the OPEC nation's struggling economy despite U.S. sanctions.The law…

Prosafe to Appeal Westcon Rig Dispute Ruling

May 12, 2021

Offshore accommodation provider Prosafe has decided to appeal an April 15 ruling by a court in Norway, ordering it to pay 465 million Norwegian crowns to shipyard Westcon for conversion work on one of its floatels, overturning a 2018 ruling in favor of Prosafe…

Mexico: Judge Orders Freeze of New Oil and Gas Law

May 11, 2021

A Mexican judge has ordered a partial provisional suspension of new hydrocarbons legislation championed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that gave the state authority to revoke permits, a court document seen by Reuters showed on Monday…

BP to Remain API Member after Climate Stance Shift

May 10, 2021

BP said on Monday it will remain a member of the American Petroleum Institute (API) after the largest U.S. oil and gas trade lobby group addressed some differences with the British energy company over climate change.BP, which plans to sharply…

Lebanon Wants No Preconditions for Maritime Border Talks with Israel

May 05, 2021

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday there should be no preconditions for talks with Israel over their Mediterranean border dispute, key to Lebanon's hopes to find gas reserves amid its worst economic crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war…

Japan to Tackle Red Tape to Boost Renewable Energy

Apr 23, 2021

Japan plans to cut approval times for wind projects, open up abandoned farmland, boost grid capacity and other measures to slash red tape that has for decades impeded efforts to bring more renewable energy into the power mix.Actions to reduce…

Enabling America’s Offshore Renewable Energy Opportunity

Apr 22, 2021

Offshore wind (OSW) energy is a new focus for the U.S. under President Biden, who highlighted it in his January 27, 2021 Executive Order on climate. Since then, there have been several new supporting developments:Rulings by the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)…

Nigeria Sweetens Energy Reform Bill to Attract more Big Oil Cash

Apr 19, 2021

Nigeria has sweetened the terms of a sweeping oil reform bill in a bid to attract much-needed investment to its oil industry, four people closely involved with the legislation said and a letter from oil companies, seen by Reuters, showed.The…

US Interior Dept Revokes Trump Energy Policies, Focuses on Climate

Apr 16, 2021

The U.S. Interior Department on Friday sought to erase the Trump administration's pro-fossil fuels legacy from the nation's public lands by revoking a suite of policies that boosted drilling and mining and ordering that climate change be put at the forefront in future agency decisions…

Petrobras, Partners Decide on Partial "Devolution" of Libra Offshore Area

Apr 16, 2021

Brazilian oil company Petrobras, as a leader of the Libra consortium operating the Libra offshore area in Brazil, on Friday said the consortium had informed the national regulator of the 'devolution' of the part of the block.Petrobras, on behalf of partners Shell…

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