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UK Hikes Oil Firm Levy, Hits Power Companies with Windfall Tax

Nov 17, 2022

British finance minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday the government would increase a windfall tax on oil and gas firms and extend it to power generation firms as he seeks to raise money to plug a major hole in the public finances.Soaring oil and…

Woodside CEO O'Neill Becomes APPEA Chair

Nov 17, 2022

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) has appointed Woodside's CEO of Meg O’Neill as Chair, and Beach Energy's CEO Morné Engelbrecht as Vice-Chair following APPEA’s annual general meeting in Perth on Wednesday…

Commonwealth Wind Moves Forward with Mass. Offshore Wind Deal

Nov 16, 2022

Commonwealth Wind said late Monday it will move forward with a submitted but not yet approved power purchase agreement with Massachusetts electric companies and its 1,232-megawatt offshore wind project.Commonwealth made its announcement after…

BP Says It Is Paying More Tax as it Profit Increases

Nov 16, 2022

BP is paying more tax as it is making more profit, its UK head Louise Kingham told the Reuters Energy Transition Europe 2022 event on Wednesday.'It's right that (the government) should think about how they protect the most vulnerable and taxation is not for companies to determine…

Trinidad Soon to Decide on Deepwater Gas Exploration Auction Bids

Nov 16, 2022

Trinidad and Tobago's Cabinet will make a decision soon on bids submitted for four deepwater exploration blocks that are key to expanding its natural gas production, Energy Minister Stuart Young said. The Caribbean country earlier this year…

EU Supports COP27 Call to Phase Down All Fossil Fuels

Nov 15, 2022

The European Union supports a call by India to phase down fossil fuel use as part of a COP27 deal, the bloc's climate policy chief Frans Timmermans said on Tuesday, provided it does not weaken previous agreements on reducing the use of coal…

Japan to Resume Offshore Wind Lease Sales in December with Revised Rules

Nov 15, 2022

Japan plans to resume public auctions for offshore wind power projects in December under revised rules aimed at encouraging a wider range of operators and accelerating the development of infrastructure, the industry ministry said on Tuesday…

OEUK: There's Enough Oil & Gas in North Sea to Fuel UK for 30 Years, But Industry Needs Fiscal Certainty

Nov 15, 2022

The UK North Sea still has a lot to offer when it comes to oil and gas reserves yet to be produced. However, unpredictable fiscal conditions are denting the confidence of offshore energy-producing companies to invest and revitalize oil and gas exploration activity…

UK's NSTA Launches Probe into Possible License Breach

Nov 15, 2022

The UK-based offshore energy industry regulator, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA), said Monday it had opened an investigation into an operator suspected of breaching one of its license conditions.The investigation will look into whether…

UK Considering Big Increase in Energy Windfall Tax, Sources Say

Nov 14, 2022

British finance minister Jeremy Hunt is considering a big increase in a windfall tax on oil and gas firms and extending it to power generation firms as he tries to find ways to repair the country's public finances, sources said on Saturday.The…

Suriname Launches Bid Round for Six Offshore Blocks

Nov 10, 2022

Suriname's Staatsolie Hydrocarbon Institute (SHI) has this week announced the launch of a competitive bid round for six new oil and gas exploration blocks.The blocks are located in the currently sparsely explored Demerara acreage of Suriname…

Windfall Tax Changes Could Render North Sea 'uneconomical' Says Ithaca Chairman

Nov 10, 2022

Any changes to Britain's oil and gas windfall tax law that would remove incentives to invest in the North Sea would make field developments in the ageing basin 'uneconomical', the chairman of newly-listed Ithaca Energy said on Wednesday. Ithaca…

Reuters: India's ONGC Applies to Retain 20% in Russia's Sakhalin-1

Nov 08, 2022

India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp has applied to the new Russian operator of the Sakhalin-1 to retain its stake in the oil and gas project in the Far East, a person familiar with the development said. Russia has established a new entity, managed by a Rosneft subsidiary…

Conrad Asia Energy Wins Two Offshore Blocks in Indonesia

Nov 08, 2022

Indonesia awarded two oil and gas exploration blocks located off northern Sumatra, to Conrad Asia Energy on Tuesday, a senior energy ministry official said, the first awarded this year. The two blocks have total estimated resources of 2.2 billion barrels of oil (BBO) and 13…

Italy Expands Adriatic Drilling Rights to Boost Gas Output, Lower Price

Nov 07, 2022

Italy's new government will expand concessions to drill for gas in the Adriatic, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said on Friday, in a drive to double Rome's output to 6 billion cubic meters per year and lower energy prices for firms.The measure…

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