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Greece, Italy to Sign Accord on Maritime Zones

Jun 09, 2020

Greece and Italy will sign an agreement on maritime boundaries during a visit by Italy's foreign minister to Athens on Tuesday, the Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry said.The deal follows months of tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean region over natural resources…

Norway Parliament Grants More Tax Relief to Oil Companies

Jun 08, 2020

Norway's parliament has agreed to give additional tax breaks to the oil industry on top of those proposed by the minority government in a bid to spur investment and protect jobs, the ruling Conservative Party said on Monday.Equinor and other oil firms…

No Change to Rosneft Sanctions Despite Ownership Change

Jun 08, 2020

Russia lowering its direct stake in top oil producer Rosneft will not alter its exposure to U.S. sanctions, a U.S. Treasury spokesman told Reuters.State holding company Rosneftegaz has lowered its 50.33% direct stake to 40.4% with subsidiary RN-NeftKapitalInvest taking 9…

UK Turns Down Vattenfall's Offshore Wind Plan

Jun 04, 2020

The British government has turned down an application by Vattenfall to build an extension to its Thanet offshore wind farm, citing potential navigational risks.Vattenfall applied to build an offshore wind power station of up to 340 megawatts…

Nigeria Launches Licensing Round for Marginal Oilfields

Jun 02, 2020

Nigeria has launched its first licensing round for marginal oilfields in nearly 20 years, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said on Monday, despite court rulings last week that barred some of the fields from being auctioned.Marginal…

Lebanon Postpones Offshore Licensing Round Again

Jun 01, 2020

Lebanon has again postponed the deadline for the submissions of applications for its second offshore licensing round, citing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the decline in oil prices.Lebanon had in January postponed the deadline from…

US Proposal Would Allow Oil and Gas Drillers to Delay Royalty Payments

May 28, 2020

The U.S. Department of Interior has proposed allowing oil and gas companies to delay royalty payments due to the impacts of the new coronavirus pandemic.According to the web site of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Interior's…

innogy Applauds Ireland's Offshore Wind Push

May 22, 2020

innogy Renewables Ireland, the joint developer of Dublin Array Offshore Wind Farm, has this week welcomed the announcement by Ireland's Minister of State, Damien English TD, of a clear road map for the development of offshore wind energy in Ireland…

DoI Releases New Offshore Air Quality Regulations

May 15, 2020

The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Thursday announced a final rule to update air quality regulations for applicable BOEM activities in the Central and Western Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Alaska’s North Slope Borough…

Macquarie's to Compete for Scottish Offshore Wind Lease

May 11, 2020

Macquarie's Green Investment Group (GIG) and Scottish offshore wind developer Renewable Infrastructure Development Group have partnered to compete in the next round of leasing for offshore wind development in Scotland, they said on Monday.ScotWind…

Ghana Instructs Eni and Local Producer to Combine Oil Fields

May 08, 2020

Ghana has directed Eni SpA and Springfield E&P to begin talks to combine their adjacent oil and gas fields, according to a letter seen by Reuters.The April 9 letter from Energy Minister John-Peter Amewu to the two companies says seismic data indicates that Eni's Sankofa offshore field…

Mexico Gives Oil Firms More Time to Get Permits

May 07, 2020

Mexico's oil regulator will extend the time companies have to secure needed permits and plan approvals through the end of this month because of the coronavirus pandemic, it said in a statement on Wednesday.Deadlines will be suspended until at least May 31…

SEC Drops Probe into Shell's Offshore Nigeria Deal

Apr 24, 2020

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has dropped its inquiry into Royal Dutch Shell's 2011 acquisition of an offshore oil block in Nigeria, the Anglo-Dutch company said on Thursday.'The SEC has notified us that it has closed its inquiry into Shell in relation to OPL 245…

Norway Deciding Whether to Cut Oil Output

Apr 21, 2020

Norway's oil minister reiterated on Tuesday that Western Europe's largest oil producer was soon to conclude whether to cut its output following historical curbs agreed by the OPEC+ group.Brent crude front-month contract fell to $18.10 a barrel on Tuesday…

New Offshore Acreage Licensing to Drop 60% in 2020, Rystad says

Apr 15, 2020

Newly licensed offshore oil and gas exploration acreage is likely to fall by about 60% and onshore acreage by 30% compared with 2019 levels, Rystad Energy has said, as the Norwegian energy market analytics company expects more than half of the…

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