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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%…

BP Review: Global Energy Consumption Rose by 1.3% in 2019

Jun 17, 2020

BP published its benchmark Statistical Review of World Energy for 2019 on Wednesday which showed that renewable power accounted for over 40% of the growth in primary energy.Here are some highlights from the report which can be downloaded here* Primary energy consumption rose by 1…

Nigeria Exceeds OPEC+ Oil Output Cut Quota

Jun 10, 2020

Nigeria did not fully comply with a pact by oil producers to rein in output to balance markets but will make additional cuts to make up for the lapse, the head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mele Kyari said on Wednesday.Nigeria…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Firms Resuming Output as Storm Passes

Jun 09, 2020

Energy companies on Monday began preparations to resume oil and gas production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, a day after Tropical Storm Cristobal blew through with high winds and heavy rains.Producers had evacuated 182 offshore facilities and shut in about a third of oil and gas production in U…

OPEC, Russia Extend Record Oil Cuts

Jun 07, 2020

OPEC, Russia, and allies agreed on Saturday to extend record oil production cuts until the end of July, prolonging a deal that has helped crude prices double in the past two months by withdrawing almost 10% of global supplies from the market…

Petrobras Must Rename Offshore Field Named After Ex-President

Jun 04, 2020

Brazilian federal court has ordered state-run oil company Petrobras SA to rename one of its biggest offshore oil fields currently named 'Lula', the special secretary of privatization at the Economy Ministry, Salim Mattar, said late on Wednesday…

Norway Oil Companies Slash Investment Plans

Jun 04, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas investment, a key economic driver, is expected to decline sharply in 2021 after rising less than previously anticipated this year, an industry survey by the national statistics agency (SSB) showed on Thursday.The biggest…

Norway Raises Spending from Oil Fund to $44B in 2020

May 29, 2020

Norway's government has further raised its projected 2020 spending from the country's sovereign wealth fund to 424.6 billion Norwegian crowns ($43.67 billion) from 419.6 billion seen on May 12, it said on Friday.The so-called structural non-oil deficit corresponds to 4…

Gazprom's Arctic Offshore Platform Ships Its 200th Oil Cargo

May 28, 2020

Gazprom Neft, the oil branch of Russian gas giant Gazprom, has shipped the 200th consignment of ARCO crude from its Prirazlomnaya offshore platform in the Russian arctic.This milestone shipment was carried out by the Mikhail Ulyanov tanker…

IEA: Global Energy Investment to Plunge 20%

May 27, 2020

Global energy investment is expected to plunge by around 20% or $400 billion in 2020, its biggest fall on record, because of the new coronavirus outbreak, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.The Paris-based IEA said this…

AET Takes Delivery of Petrobras-bound Shuttle Tanker

May 26, 2020

Tanker operator AET has taken delivery of Eagle Petrolina shuttle tanker which will be used to offload oil from Petrobras' offshore oil platforms in Brazil.The Eagle Petrolina, built by South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries, is the first of…

Petrobras Sees No Need to Cut Oil Production

May 15, 2020

Brazil's state-run Petrobras sees no need for cuts in oil production, executives say, as the market for its crude remains robust in China, while domestic demand for fuel picks up amid social distancing fatigue in Latin America's largest economy…

BP's Azerbaijan Output Drops

May 12, 2020

BP said on Tuesday that oil output at its projects in Azerbaijan declined to 524,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the first quarter of 2020 from 571,000 bpd a year earlier.Associated gas output at the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oilfields was 7…

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