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Israel Awards Gas Exploration Licenses to Eni, BP and Four Others

Oct 30, 2023

Israel's Energy Ministry said on Sunday it had awarded 12 licenses to six companies to explore for natural gas off the country's Mediterranean coast, aiming to create more competition and diversify suppliers.The license awards, which came as the Israel-Hamas conflict entered its fourth week…

UK Offers 27 New North Sea Licenses

Oct 30, 2023

The UK on Monday offered 27 new licenses in North Sea areas with the potential to go into production more quickly than others.In addition to the 27 licenses, six more blocks, which were also ready to be offered, have been merged into five existing licenses…

Wintershall Dea Q3 Net Profit Drops 86% on Weak Oil, Gas Prices

Oct 30, 2023

Wintershall Dea on Monday reported that its third-quarter net profit slumped 86% year-on-year due to weaker oil and gas prices, unplanned maintenance outages in Norway and the costly loss of Russian business.The company's earnings showed that adjusted net income totalled 61 million euros ($64…

Egypt's Gas Imports Drop to Zero from 800 mcfd - Cabinet

Oct 30, 2023

Egypt's natural gas imports fell to zero from 800 million cubic feet (mcf) per day, leading to more power cuts, the Egyptian cabinet said in a statement.The Egyptian government has increased the duration of electricity cuts as a result of a…

Colombia to Take Offshore Wind Farm Bids in August 2024

Oct 30, 2023

Colombia will receive offers for offshore wind blocks in August 2024, according to a timeline published by the government on Friday, following a presentation it gave to private companies and European government representatives.The government of President Gustavo Petro…

Down But Not Out: Equinor Takes Hit on U.S. Offshore Wind, but Hope Remains

Oct 30, 2023

Norway's Equinor booked a $300 million impairment on its U.S. offshore wind power portfolio on Friday after New York officials rejected a request for better terms, but said the state's continued commitment to the technology still offered hope…

Exxon Posts $9.1 Billion Net Income, Down from Year-ago, Up 15% from Q2

Oct 27, 2023

Exxon Mobil Corp on Friday posted a $9.1 billion third-quarter profit, about a 54% drop from record earnings a year ago but up from the prior quarter as oil prices recovered.Earnings at the largest U.S. oil producer have benefited from higher…

Chevron's Third-quarter Profit Slumps Despite Higher Oil Prices

Oct 27, 2023

Chevron posted a slump in third-quarter profit on Friday despite higher oil prices, days after agreeing to buy smaller U.S. rival Hess Corp. for $53 billion, sending its shares down 1.6% before the bell.The company had in July flagged that upstream…

Brazil's Petrobras Third-quarter Oil Output Grows 9.6%

Oct 27, 2023

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras said on Thursday that its crude oil production during the third quarter rose 9.6% from the same period last year.Petrobras pumped 2.32 million barrels per day (bpd) in the July-to-September period, the firm said in a statement…

Norway's Aker BP Q3 Profit Beats Expectations

Oct 27, 2023

Norwegian oil group Aker BP on Friday reported better-than-expected third-quarter operating profit, and said the cost per barrel produced could be slightly lower this year than previously anticipated.Aker BP, which is partly owned by BP, said earnings before interest and tax declined to $2…

Siemens Energy Shares Slide 39% after Company Seeks State Guarantees

Oct 27, 2023

Siemens Energy shares plunged nearly 40% on Thursday, wiping 3 billion euros ($3.16 billion) off its market value, after the group said it was in talks with the German government about state guarantees following big setbacks at its wind unit…

Equinor Cuts Output Guidance; Q3 Profit Beats Forecast

Oct 27, 2023

Equinor on Friday cut its full-year oil and gas output guidance while posting a bigger-than-expected profit for the third quarter, boosted by the company's trading unit.The Norwegian energy group's adjusted earnings before interest and tax for July-September fell to $8…

Lloyd's Register to Classify Methanol-Ready North Star CSOVs

Oct 27, 2023

Lloyd's Register (LR) will classify two methanol-ready Commissioning Service Operations Vessels (CSOVs) being built by VARD for the UK-based offshore vessel operator North Star.'The new tonnage will increase North Star’s offshore wind capabilities…

Chevron's Mega Oil Deal More Expensive than Exxon's

Oct 26, 2023

Exxon Mobil's $59.5 billion deal to acquire oil and gas producer Pioneer Natural Resources may have been larger than Chevron's $53 billion agreement to buy Hess, but it is Chevron that is paying a loftier price tag.Pioneer generates twice as much annual cash as Hess…

Europe's Offshore Wind Power Goal Hits New Snag: Security

Oct 26, 2023

As Europe turns to renewable sources to diversify energy supplies away from Russian oil and gas, a peaceful marine scene conceals a billion-dollar security headache.Rising above the Baltic Sea less than 10 km (6 miles) off the coast of Denmark…

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