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Northland Power to Buy Offshore Wind Project in Canada

7 hours ago

NaiKun Wind Energy company has entered into an agreement to sell the NaiKun Offshore Wind Farm - a project in early stages of development - located in the Hecate Strait off the coast of British Columbia, Canada to Northland Power.NaiKun said Monday that Northland…

Equinor to Quit U.S. Lobby Group Over Climate Policy

Mar 27, 2020

Equinor will leave industry lobby group the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) over a disagreement about climate policy, the energy producer said on Friday.The Norwegian company is undertaking a review of its memberships of…

Murphy Oil CEO on Medical Leave Due to COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020

The CEO of Murphy Oil has taken a medical leave due to coronavirus concerns.The US-based exploration and production company announced Thursday that Roger W. Jenkins will step down temporarily pending test results and a presumptive diagnosis of COVID-19…

Brent's Fall Creates Steepest Contango in 11 Years

Mar 26, 2020

The discount on front-month Brent crude oil futures to later contracts increased to an 11 year high on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to cause an unprecedented slump in global demand. The spread on the May to November contracts had widened to as much as minus $10…

Brent Crude Drops to $26.35. Outlook Bleak

Mar 26, 2020

Oil prices fell on Thursday, ending three sessions of gains, as movement restrictions worldwide to contain the coronavirus destroyed demand and overshadowed expectations that a U.S. $2 trillion emergency stimulus will bolster economic activity…

Oil Prices Fall as Demand Woes Eclipse U.S. Stimulus

Mar 25, 2020

Oil prices slipped into negative territory on Wednesday as faltering fuel demand from the spread of the coronavirus outweighed a massive pending U.S. economic stimulus package.Brent crude was down 45 cents, or 1.66%, at $26.70 per barrel at 1029 GMT after earlier rising to a high of $28…

Equinor Cuts Capex, Opex. Says Can Be Cashflow Neutral at $25 a Barrel

Mar 25, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Equinor will cut investments, exploration drilling and operating costs as part of a $3 billion plan to help the company weather the coronavirus crisis and low oil prices, it said on Wednesday.Equinor will halt its onshore drilling in the United States…

Chevron to Slash Spending by $4B

Mar 24, 2020

Chevron Corp will slash capital spending by $4 billion this year and suspend share buybacks, the latest oil company to cut costs in the face of an unprecedented slide in oil prices.Oil has crashed by more than 60% since January, hit by global…

Husky Suspends West White Rose Works on COVID-19 Fears

Mar 24, 2020

Canada's Husky Energy has decided to suspend construction activities on its West White Rose offshore project, citing the COVID-19 virus fears.The oil company sanctioned the West White Rose development in May 2017. The field is being developed…

Talos: Cost Cuts to Allow for Cashflow Generation in Mid-$20s a Barrel

Mar 23, 2020

Talos Energy, a U.S. oil company focused on the U.S. and the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico, has announced further cost cuts, inclusive of $170.0 million of reductions in capital, operating and G&A expenses. The company said Monday it would…

Aker Solutions Bags 20-Year Deal with Chevron in Gulf of Mexico

Mar 23, 2020

Norway's Aker Solutions has entered a master agreement to provide umbilicals for Chevron-operated oil and gas fields in the US Gulf of Mexico. It has also won its first work under the agreement, to supply 24 kilometers (15 miles) of umbilicals for Chevron’s Anchor project…

U.S. Lawmakers ask Interior to Cut Offshore Oil Royalty Rates

Mar 23, 2020

Lawmakers representing U.S. Gulf coast states on Friday asked Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to temporarily cut the royalty rate oil and gas companies must pay on their offshore drilling operations to help the industry weather a market crash…

Total Renounces Rights to Deepwater Block in Mexican Gulf

Mar 21, 2020

Mexico's oil regulator approved on Friday a request by French oil company Total SA to give up its exploration and production rights to a deep water block in the southern Gulf of Mexico that the firm had won at auction in 2016.The regulator said…

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…

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