Oil News

Shell Cuts Capex, Suspends Share Buyback

Mar 23, 2020

Oil major Shell lowered capital expenditure for 2020 by about $5 billion on Monday and suspended the next tranche of its share buyback plan, as the company tries to weather a hit from the recent oil price crash. The company said it would reduce…

Oil Facing Prolonged Period of Demand Destruction

Mar 20, 2020

Oil prices rose on Friday as the world's richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy to stop a coronavirus-driven recession and U.S. President Donald Trump hinted he may intervene in the price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia…

Oil Prices Bounce, But Gains Only Temporary, Analysts Say

Mar 19, 2020

Oil prices bounced nearly 7% on Thursday after a three-day selloff drove them to their lowest in almost two decades as demand plummeted due to the coronavirus and supplies surged in a fight for market share between Russia and Saudi Arabia.Benchmark Brent…

Equinor Puts Off Canadian Offshore Project

Mar 19, 2020

Norway's Equinor and Canada's Husky Energy have reportedly pulled brakes on the plan to develop the Bay du Nord project offshore Canada, Reuters reported on Thursday.'Equinor and partner Husky Energy have decided to defer the Bay du Nord development…

Global Oil, Gas Producers Slash Spending After Oil Price Rout

Mar 19, 2020

Oil and gas companies around the world aim to slash spending as crude prices have plunged due to the impact of the coronavirus and a push by Saudi Arabia and Russia to ramp up output.Oil prices have more than halved in value since the start of the year…

WTI Oil Price Hits 17-Year Low, Brent Goes Below $28

Mar 18, 2020

Oil prices fell for the third session on Wednesday with U.S. crude futures tumbling to a 17-year low as travel and social lockdowns sparked by the coronavirus epidemic knocked the outlook for demand.U.S. crude was down $1.49 cents, or 5.53%…

Equinor Setting Up 'Project' to Deal with Virus, Oil Price Effects

Mar 17, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor is set to form what it described as a 'temporary corporate project' aimed at dealing with the effects of the coronavirus and the low oil prices.'The Coronavirus, measures to limit the spread and the significant…

Oil Price Crash - Where Does Asia Go from Here?

Mar 17, 2020

Energy companies across the Asia Pacific responding to unprecedented challenges on multiple fronts 2020 has hit us like a fist. Coronavirus is already the most severe shock to hit the world economy since the financial crisis over a decade ago…

Total Makes 'Encouraging' North Sea Discovery

Mar 17, 2020

Total has made a hydrocarbon discovery at the Isabella exploration well in the UK Central North Sea, Neptune Energy, Total's partner in the project has informed.Neptune Energy has described Isabella as 'an encouraging hydrocarbon discovery'…

CNOOC Makes Large Discovery in Bohai Bay

Mar 16, 2020

China's CNOOC Ltd said on Monday that it made a large-sized discovery in Bohai Bay offshore China.Located in the Laizhou Bay in southern Bohai basin, the Kenli 6-1 discovery  is expected to produce around 1,178 barrels of oil per day, the company said in a statement…

Oil Prices Set for Biggest Weekly Drop Since 2008

Mar 13, 2020

Oil prices were set for their biggest weekly slide since the 2008 financial crisis despite a 7% bounce on Friday, as the coronavirus outbreak threatened demand and crude producers promised more supply.Brent crude was up $2.50, or 7.3% on the day…

OPEC and How it Has Dealt with Oil Price Crashes

Mar 12, 2020

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was set up in 1960 to coordinate oil production policy among its members but in recent decades it has increasingly cooperated with producers outside the group to manage the market. This month…

Offshore Oil Rig Infection Exposes Coronavirus Dangers

Mar 12, 2020

Equinor reported the oil industry's first coronavirus infection on an offshore installation on Wednesday, highlighting the challenge in preventing contamination for thousands of workers living in the close quarters on rigs and platforms.A worker…

Guyana Still Searching for Partner to Market Its Oil

Mar 12, 2020

Guyana has extended the initial deadline in its search for an agent to market its share of oil produced by an Exxon Mobil-led consortium to March 24, the Department of Energy said on Wednesday.Guyana has no domestic refining capacity or national…

Oil Crash Makes Wind Power Firm Nordics' Biggest Energy Company

Mar 11, 2020

The oil price crash has led to Danish offshore wind developer Orsted overtaking Norwegian oil major Equinor as the most valuable energy company in the Nordics, highlighting the appeal to investors of renewables over fossil fuels. Shares in Equinor…

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