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Sarawak Seeks to Recoup Tax from Petronas

Nov 21, 2019

Malaysia's state of Sarawak filed a writ summons and statement of claim against national energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd on Thursday to recover taxes owed, according to media reports.National news agency Bernama reported that the company…

Total Criticizes EIB's Decision Not to Finance Gas

Nov 21, 2019

Total criticized on Thursday the European Investment Bank's decision to stop financing all fossil fuel projects including gas, saying companies that might switch to gas-fired power plants from heavy-polluting coal could now reconsider.'I think…

BW Offshore Completes Bond Issue

Nov 18, 2019

BW Offshore, a provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, has successfully completed a NOK 900 million senior unsecured bond issue with a coupon of three months NIBOR + 4.50% and maturity in December 2023.The Oslo…

SBM Offshore Lifts Guidance

Nov 14, 2019

Dutch oil and gas services firm SBM Offshore on Thursday raised its full-year core profit and revenue outlook on better-than-expected performance in its turnkey division.For 2019, SBM Offshore now expects earnings before interest, tax, depreciation…

Tullow Oil Shares Sink

Nov 13, 2019

Tullow Oil cut its outlook for production and cash flow because of persistent problems in Ghana, while revealing that the quality of oil recently discovered in Guyana was heavy in nature, sending its shares down more than 20%.Commenting for…

Japanese Firms in Brazilian FPSO Gig

Nov 12, 2019

Japanese companies have decided to proceed with the deepwater floating production, storage, and offloading system (FPSO) charter project for the Petrobras-operated Búzios pre-salt oil field located offshore Brazil.MODEC, Mitsui & Co., Mitsui O…

Brazil Oil Auction Flop to Dent Govt Revenues

Nov 12, 2019

Economists have lowered their forecasts for the Brazilian government's primary budget primary deficit this year but raised it for next year, an economy ministry survey showed on Tuesday.The expected increase in the 2020 deficit compared with…

Africa Oil States Aim to Lure Investors

Nov 11, 2019

Lower prices and increasing competition for investment are driving many African states to make it easier and cheaper for overseas companies to keep their oil and gas output flowing.From Ghana to Gabon, governments are adjusting terms to lure…

Icahn Sells Nearly a Third of His Oxy Stake

Nov 08, 2019

Activist investor Carl Icahn, who has been waging a bitter battle against Occidental Petroleum Corp's board over its $38 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum, cut his holdings in the oil and gas producer by nearly a third, according to an open letter to shareholders released on Friday…

Subsea 7 Eyes 2020 Rebound

Nov 07, 2019

Offshore services provider Subsea 7 cut its 2019 revenue outlook on Thursday but predicted a rebound next year as demand for oilfield services and from renewable energy providers is set to increase, boosting its shares almost 6%.Subsea 7 now expects a slight decline in revenue this year from 2018…

Ørsted Issues Green Bonds in Taiwan

Nov 05, 2019

Ørsted, the largest energy company in Denmark, has secured nominal TWD 12 billion (USD 395m) through the issuance of green senior bonds, to finance its investments in offshore wind in Taiwan.  This transaction marks the first ever green TWD bond to be issued by a foreign corporate in Taiwan…

Chesapeake Energy to Reduce CapEx by 30%

Nov 05, 2019

U.S. oil and gas company Chesapeake Energy Corp said it expects its capital expenses to drop by about 30% in 2020 after it reported a bigger-than-expected loss on Tuesday because of a sharp drop in production and lower natural gas prices.Chesapeake said it expects capital expenditures of $1…

Saudi Aramco Kick-starts IPO

Nov 03, 2019

Saudi Arabia's giant state oil company finally kick-started its initial public offering (IPO) on Sunday, announcing its intention to float on the domestic bourse in what could be the world's biggest listing as the kingdom seeks to diversify its economy away from oil…

Chevron Profit Falls

Nov 01, 2019

Chevron Corp reported a larger-than-expected 36% drop in third-quarter profit on Friday, hit by lower oil and gas prices despite an overall increase in its output.Results mirrored weaker earnings at BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell, which indicated…

ExxonMobil Profit Halves

Nov 01, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp's third-quarter profit nearly halved, hit by lower oil prices and weaker margins in refining and chemicals, with its three major business reporting lower year-over-year profit.Earnings fell to $3.17 billion, or 75 cents per share…

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