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Exxon Presses for Guyana Approval of Third Offshore Project

Aug 27, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp is pressing Guyana's newly-installed government for approval of its third offshore oil project, which has been under a months-long review that coincided with political turmoil in the South American country.Exxon, which operates…

Exxon Limits Guyana Output Due to Gas Injection Issues

Aug 21, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp is limiting output at its flagship offshore project in Guyana to 100,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) due to more issues with the reinjection of natural gas, the South American country's environmental regulator said on Friday.Exxon…

Saudi Aramco Maintains Plan to Boost Output Capacity

Aug 10, 2020

Saudi Aramco is moving ahead with plans to boost crude output capacity by 1 million barrels per day (bpd) to 13 million bpd despite cuts in capital expenditure this year and next year, the state oil group's CEO said on Monday.Aramco's capital…

Saudi Aramco's Profit Plunges, Sees Signs of Recovery

Aug 10, 2020

State oil giant Saudi Aramco's profit plunged 73% in the second quarter of the year, as a slump in energy demand and prices due to the coronavirus crisis hit sales at the world's biggest oil exporter.But the company stuck with plans to pay $75…

Oil Market Stalls as Absence of Signals Compounds Summer Slowdown

Aug 10, 2020

Hedge funds' oil trading largely dried up last week as the normal summer holiday slowdown was compounded by an absence of price or fundamental signals about the future direction of the market.Hedge funds and other money managers purchased the…

ConocoPhillips to Reverse Most Output Cuts by End of Q3

Jul 30, 2020

ConocoPhillips said on Thursday it expects production curtailments in the current quarter to be roughly half as much as last quarter and will restore most of its output by the end of September, after the oil and gas producer slashed about a third of its output in April as oil prices plunged 41%…

Headache for OPEC as Oil Market Structure Signals Return of Glut

Jul 30, 2020

Rising OPEC and U.S. oil supply, coupled with stalled economic and crude demand recovery, have pushed the futures market structure back to indicating a surplus, last observed during oil's collapse in April and May amid the coronavirus pandemic…

Shell CEO: Oil Demand May Never Recover from COVID-19

Jul 30, 2020

Global oil demand might never return to levels seen before the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden said on Thursday.'Demand will take a long time to recover if it recovers at all,' van Beurden told reporters…

US Oil Rig Count Rises for First Week Since March

Jul 24, 2020

U.S. energy firms cut the number of oil and natural gas rigs operating to a record low for a 12th week in a row, although they added one oil rig in the first weekly increase since March as a recovery in crude prices tempt some producers back to the well pad…

Oil Search Q2 Revenue Falls About 30%

Jul 20, 2020

Australia-listed Oil Search Ltd on Tuesday reported a near 30% drop in second-quarter revenue, hurt by a sharp decline in oil and gas prices as demand plunged due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Papua New Guinea-focused oil and gas explorer recorded a revenue of $266…

Chevron CEO Sees Continued 'Choppy Economic and Price Activity'

Jul 20, 2020

The chief executive of U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp on Monday said the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has it planning for 'choppy' oil prices and economic activity globally.Chevron said on Monday it would buy oil and gas producer Noble Energy Inc for about $5 billion in stock…

Shipments Resume from Pemex FPSO After Collision

Jul 19, 2020

An oil production and storage vessel operated by Mexican state oil firm Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico has resumed crude shipments after a tanker collision halted exports earlier this month, according to a person with knowledge of the matter and data from Refinitiv Eikon…

Angola Resisting Pressure to Taper Oil Output

Jul 02, 2020

Angola is resisting pressure by OPEC's de-facto leader Saudi Arabia for a steeper oil output cut to comply fully with record supply curbs, OPEC and industry sources said.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies, known as OPEC+…

Brazil's Oil Industry Sees COVID-19 Impact Until the End of 2021

Jun 30, 2020

Brazil's oil industry expects a recovery in domestic demand in the next months driven by growing China imports, but the negative effects of COVID-19 are expected to last through the end of 2021, lobbying group IBP said in a note on Tuesday.Consumption could drop by more than 10%…

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