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Harbour Energy Ups Buybacks to $300M after Free Cash Flow Jump

Aug 25, 2022

Harbour Energy, the UK North Sea's biggest oil and gas producer, increased a share buyback program by 50% to $300 million on Thursday as it reported first-half free cash flow of $1.4 billion.Harbour, which is set to produce just over 200,000…

Norway's Oil and Gas Firms Raise Spending Forecasts

Aug 18, 2022

Norway's oil and gas firms have raised their investment forecasts for 2022 and 2023 as they plan to explore more and develop new projects, a national statistics office (SSB) survey showed on Thursday.The country's biggest business sector now expects to invest 172…

Sembcorp Marine Cuts Losses as Easing COVID Curbs Aid Project Deliveries

Aug 11, 2022

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine Ltd (Sembmarine) said on Friday its half-year loss narrowed 78% from a year earlier, as the oil rig builder finished delayed projects after pandemic curbs were eased while also benefiting from cost management.The…

BW Energy Signs $300M Reserve Based Loan to Fund Work Offshore Gabon

Aug 09, 2022

Oil and gas company BW Energy has signed an up to $300 million international Reserve Based Lending (RBL) facility, to finance further development work in a block offshore Gabon.The facility has an initial commitment of $200 million which can be expanded up to an additional $100 million…

Japan's Inpex Increases Full-year Profit Guidance on Stronger Oil, Gas Prices

Aug 08, 2022

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp on Monday lifted its full-year net profit forecast by 17% as strong prices of oil and natural gas boosted its first-half earnings while a weaker yen also lent support.A rapid recovery in demand…

Conoco Sweetens Shareholder Returns by $5 Billion as Profit Jumps

Aug 04, 2022

ConocoPhillips on Thursday raised its shareholder payout target by 50% after the largest U.S. independent oil producer beat Wall Street's earnings estimates on surging energy prices.Oil and gas prices have skyrocketed with Western sanctions…

Petrobras Leapfrogs Oil Majors in Dividend Payouts By More than 50%

Aug 02, 2022

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras will distribute at least twice as much as the biggest international oil producers in second quarter dividends, boosting the government's coffers amid a tense presidential campaign.The five biggest Western oil producers - Exxon Mobil Corp…

Mitsui, Mitsubishi Shave $1.7 Billion off Sakhalin-2 LNG Stakes

Aug 02, 2022

Japanese trading houses Mitsui & Co and Mitsubishi Corp have cut the value of their stakes in the Sakhalin-2 liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Russia by 217.7 billion yen ($1.66 billion) following Moscow's move to seize control of the project…

Siemens Gamesa Makes Deeper Cuts to Profit View

Aug 02, 2022

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa lowered its 2022 profitability expectations even further on Tuesday and said it would remain negative through 2023, citing expensive raw materials, component failures and geopolitical uncertainty.The group cut its full-year core earnings margin forecast to minus 5…

BP Boosts Dividend After Profit Hits 14-year High

Aug 02, 2022

BP's second quarter profit soared to $8.45 billion, its highest in 14 years, as strong refining margins and trading prompted it to boost its dividend and spending on new oil and gas production.The strong performance caps a blowout quarter for…

Exxon, Chevron Post Blowout Earnings, Oil Majors Bet on Buybacks

Aug 01, 2022

The two largest U.S. oil companies, Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, posted record revenue on Friday, bolstered by surging crude oil and natural gas prices and following similar results for European majors a day earlier.The U.S. pair, along with UK-based Shell and France's TotalEnergies…

Chevron Posts Its Biggest Quarterly Earnings

Jul 29, 2022

Chevron Corp increased its share buyback guidance on Friday after posting its biggest quarterly earnings ever, built on strong fuel margins and high prices for natural gas and oil.Chevron's move on potentially boosting share repurchases follows those of other oil majors…

Mexico's Pemex Expects Rare Annual Profit - CEO

Jul 29, 2022

Mexican state oil company Pemex expects to post a rare annual profit this year, with two consecutive quarters already in the black and a boost to crude output from new fields, Chief Executive Octavio Romero told Reuters.If achieved, it will be Pemex's first annual profit in more than a decade…

Petrobras Opens Dividend Gusher

Jul 28, 2022

Petrobras has approved a record dividend payout of 87.8 billion reais ($17 billion), Brazil's state-run oil company said on Thursday, a move that will boost the government's coffers heading into a tense election.In a securities filing, Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

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