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Is an Oil Market Recovery Underway? Energy Trader Mercuria Sees Positive Signs

May 01, 2020

Global oil markets are showing early signs of re-balancing after production cuts by OPEC and the United States, with the market's pricing structure indicating that storing oil on idle tankers may soon no longer be profitable, Mercuria Energy Group said…

OPINION: Drowning in Oil, Regulatory Measures to Keep Prices Afloat

May 01, 2020

These days history seems to be in the making on a daily basis. On April 20, 2020, the price of the NYMEX West Texas Intermediate Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) futures contract for May delivery plunged into the negative, forcing sellers to actually pay…

Woodside Watching Supermajors' Woes for Opportunities

May 01, 2020

Woodside Petroleum is keeping a close eye out for assets that might come up for grabs from the oil supermajors amid the oil market rout, seeing itself in a position to bid, Chief Executive Peter Coleman said on Friday.The head of Australia's top independent gas producer said…

BP to Reduce Azerbaijan Oil Production by 76,000 bpd in May-June

May 01, 2020

BP will cut its oil production in Azerbaijan by 76,000 barrels per day (bpd) in May and June as part of the ex-Soviet country's efforts to curb supply, state energy firm SOCAR said on Thursday.SOCAR plans to cut production by 17,000 bpd over the same period…

Shell Cuts Dividend for First Time Since World War Two

Apr 30, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell cut its dividend for the first time since World War Two on Thursday as the energy company retrenched in the face of an unprecedented drop in oil demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.Shell also suspended the next tranche of…

Norway to Reduce Oil Production from June to December

Apr 30, 2020

Norway, Western Europe's largest oil producer, will slash its output from June to December of 2020, the oil and energy ministry said on Wednesday, the first time in 18 years it has joined other major producers to shore up prices.'We will cut Norwegian production by 250…

Oil Majors, Governments Haggle over Oil Output Cuts

Apr 28, 2020

From Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to Nigeria and Angola, oil majors are haggling with national governments over how to share out deep production cuts that add to their pain from low oil prices and depressed fuel sales because of the coronavirus pandemic…

UK Offshore Workers Call for Gov't to Invest in Oil Projects

Apr 27, 2020

British unions representing offshore workers said on Monday the government should invest taxpayer money directly into oil and gas projects to save the sector rather than extend welfare payments to furloughed staff.In a joint statement, the unions said they expected around 3…

Nigeria Oil Export Plans Put Off amid Talks with Majors on Cuts

Apr 27, 2020

Nigeria's state oil company has delayed publishing its future oil export plans as it negotiates with local companies and international majors about how to cut output in line with a global deal on production curbs, trading sources said.Official selling prices (OSPs) for Nigerian oil…

BP's Azeri Oil Project to Cut Output to Meet OPEC+ Deal

Apr 24, 2020

Azerbaijan's BP-led Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) project will have to cut output sharply from May for the first time ever as the country moves to meet its commitment under a global deal to cut production, three sources told Reuters on Thursday…

Chevron Barred from Drilling, Transporting Oil in Venezuela

Apr 23, 2020

Chevron Corp has been banned from drilling or transporting oil in Venezuela and its assets there are 'mothballed' as the Trump administration cracks down on money going to the government of socialist President Nicolas Maduro, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday…

Oil Prices Hit 1990s Low

Apr 22, 2020

Oil prices slumped again on Wednesday, with Brent falling to the lowest since 1999, as the market struggled with a massive crude glut amid a collapse in demand for everything from gasoline to jet fuel caused by the coronavirus outbreak.Brent crude…

Norway Deciding Whether to Cut Oil Output

Apr 21, 2020

Norway's oil minister reiterated on Tuesday that Western Europe's largest oil producer was soon to conclude whether to cut its output following historical curbs agreed by the OPEC+ group.Brent crude front-month contract fell to $18.10 a barrel on Tuesday…

US Crude Futures Plunge to Lowest on Record

Apr 20, 2020

U.S. crude oil futures collapsed below $0 on Monday for the first time in history, amid a coronavirus-induced supply glut, ending the day at a stunning minus $37.63 a barrel as desperate traders paid to get rid of oil.Brent crude, the international benchmark…

ConocoPhillips Cuts Oil Output, Spending Again

Apr 16, 2020

ConocoPhillips said on Thursday it would slash planned spending 35%, cut production by about 225,000 barrels of oil per day {bpd) and suspend its share repurchase program to weather the collapse in oil prices.Oil and gas producers have sunk…

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