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Afreximbank Commits $400M to Mozambique LNG Project

Aug 07, 2020

Cairo-based African Export-Import Bank has committed $400 million in loans and guarantees to Mozambique's $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, the multilateral lender said on Thursday.Afreximbank's move follows a similar commitment…

Gulf of Mexico Oil Firm Fieldwood Energy Files for Bankruptcy

Aug 05, 2020

U.S. offshore oil and gas producer Fieldwood Energy said Tuesday it had filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy to restructure the company.The company filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas…

BP Cuts Dividend for the First Time Since Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Aug 04, 2020

BP cut its dividend for the first time in a decade after a record $6.7 billion second quarter loss when the coronavirus crisis hammered fuel demand and it sought to win over investors by speeding up its reinvention as a lower carbon company…

Exxon Reports Second Straight Quarterly Loss for the First Time in Years

Jul 31, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp reported a $1.1 billion loss for the second quarter on Friday, the first back-to-back quarterly loss for the U.S. oil giant in at least 36 years.Exxon stood out among its supermajor peers for not taking a large writedown on…

Chevron Posts $8.3 Billion Loss

Jul 31, 2020

Chevron Corp on Friday reported an $8.3 billion loss on asset writedowns from plummeting fuel prices, a forced exit from Venezuela, and expenses tied to thousands of job cuts.Multibillion-dollar asset writedowns have become a prominent part of second-quarter energy results…

ConocoPhillips Sees Wider-than-expected Loss on Oil Price Plunge

Jul 30, 2020

ConocoPhillips reported a wider-than-expected loss on Thursday, as the oil and gas producer was hit by a plunge in crude prices due to a short oil price war and coronavirus-induced lockdowns that sapped demand for fuel.The pandemic destroyed…

Shell Takes $16.8B Impairment

Jul 30, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell avoided its first quarterly loss in recent history, helped by a booming trading business, but announced nearly $17 billion in impairment charges reflecting a pessimistic outlook for oil and gas prices.Shell had warned last…

Total Books $8 Bln Asset Impairments

Jul 29, 2020

French energy group Total will book an exceptional impairment charge of $8 billion mainly on its Canadian oil sands and liquefied natural gas projects, it said on Wednesday.'Overall, the exceptional asset impairments that will therefore be taken…

Hess' 2Q Loss Deepens. Oil Output Jumps

Jul 29, 2020

U.S. oil and gas producer Hess Corp reported a bigger quarterly loss on Wednesday, hurt by lower oil prices as the COVID-19 pandemic sapped global energy demand.Crude prices sank to historic lows in April as economic activity plummeted across…

Subsea 7 Posts $922M Loss in Q2 on Impairment Charges. Offshore Wind Boosts Orderbook

Jul 29, 2020

Offshore installation services company Subsea 7 reported a Q2 net loss of $922 million, compared to a profit of $24 million in Q2 2019, due to impairment charges of $807 million.The second-quarter revenues of $754 million was 21% lower than in the second quarter of 2018…

Saipem Paints Gloomy Outlook for the Year

Jul 29, 2020

Italian energy services group Saipem painted a gloomy outlook for the year after reporting a net loss of 616 million euros ($723 million) in the second quarter following writedowns.The company said the industry faced uncertain demand for oil and gas…

Tullow to Book $1.7B Impairment. Lowers Oil Price Forecast

Jul 29, 2020

Tullow Oil said on Wednesday it was set to book $1.4-1.7 billion in impairments before tax in its half-year results, as it follows larger rivals in lowering its oil price forecasts.Tullow, which had a market capitalization of around $508 million after markets closed on Tuesday…

Norway: Equinor's Operating Profit Dives, But Beats Estimates

Jul 24, 2020

Equinor on Friday reported a drop in second-quarter operating profit but a strong performance from its refinery and trading business helped to counter a coronavirus-led slump in oil and gas prices allowing the group to beat forecasts.The Norwegian…

Santos' 2Q Revenue Drops. Output at Record Levels

Jul 23, 2020

Australia's Santos Ltd reported an 18% drop in second-quarter revenue on Thursday due to lower realised prices for its oil and gas, but said production from its core assets was expected to remain steady in the near term.The country's second…

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