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US Oil Rig Count Continues Climb

Apr 27, 2018

The U.S. oil drilling rig count rose for the fourth week in a row and ended the month sharply higher as producers plan to boost output as they reap profits from crude trading near three-year highs.Drillers added five oil rigs in the week to April 27…

Subsea 7 Makes Hostile Bid for McDermott

Apr 23, 2018

Offshore oil services firm Subsea 7 has made an unsolicited offer worth about $2 billion for U.S. rival McDermott, potentially breaking up the U.S. company's agreed deal with onshore engineering firm Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I).The deal could…

US Drillers Add Oil Rigs for Third Consecutive Week

Apr 20, 2018

U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for a third week in a row as energy firms follow through on plans to spend more on drilling this year with crude prices near three-year highs.Drillers added five oil rigs in the week to April 20, bringing the total count to 820…

Post-Bankruptcy, Seadrill Eyes Closer Oil Service Ties

Apr 18, 2018

Offshore oil driller Seadrill aims to expand relations with Schlumberger, the world's largest oil services firm, and other suppliers to the global oil and gas industry, its chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday. Seadrill plans to emerge…

Chevron Greenlights Gorgon LNG Expansion

Apr 16, 2018

Chevron Corp will proceed with the second stage of its giant Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant off the northwest coast of Western Australia, the company said on Saturday.Chevron and its joint venture partners plan to sink 11 new…

US Crude Hits Highest Since 2014

Apr 11, 2018

Oil prices jumped on Wednesday, hitting their highest in more than three years on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia said it intercepted missiles over Riyadh and U.S. President Donald Trump warned Russia of imminent military action in Syria.Both U…

Firms Complain of Contaminated Crude Lifted From U.S. SPR

Mar 29, 2018

Three firms that bought crude oil last year from U.S. emergency stockpiles raised concerns about dangerous levels of a poisonous chemical in the cargoes, according to internal Energy Department emails and shipping documents reviewed by Reuters…

Heavy Night-time Volumes Crush Shanghai Oil Futures

Mar 28, 2018

Many investors worry about volatility overnight as low liquidity added to wild gyrations.  Shanghai crude oil futures slumped on Wednesday, the third day of trading since their launch, after heavy selling overnight, as traders scrambled to follow cues from the main international markets…

McDermott to Bid for Asia Offshore Oil, Gas Contracts

Mar 20, 2018

U.S. engineering and construction company McDermott International plans to bid for $5 billion in contracts in the next few months in Asia Pacific as the region's offshore oil and gas sector recovers, company executives said on Tuesday. The…

Construction Begins on Saudi Aramco's Shipyard Joint Venture

Mar 16, 2018

Construction work has begun on a joint venture to build a shipyard on Saudi Arabia's eastern coast, oil rig builder Lamprell Plc said in a statement on Friday.The joint venture, International Maritime Industries (IMI), started operations…

Saudi Aramco: IPO Work to be Completed in H2

Mar 08, 2018

Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Officer Amin Nasser said on Thursday that all work required from the oil giant for its initial public offering (IPO), which could be the biggest in history, will be completed in the second half of 2018. Speaking at a conference in London…

Is Aramco Share Sale Distorting OPEC Policy? Kemp

Mar 07, 2018

By restraining production, OPEC and its allies have succeeded in eliminating excess oil stocks and accelerating the recovery in prices, but they are paying an increasingly high price in terms of market share. U.S. producers will capture all the growth in global oil consumption this year…

U.S. Crude Exports to Asia Slump as WTI Outperforms

Mar 06, 2018

Exports of U.S. crude oil to Asia appear to be starting to struggle under the weight of a narrowing discount for its domestic benchmark crude to international grades and efforts by other suppliers to maintain competitiveness. Vessel-tracking and port data suggest Asian imports of U…

Iraq Preparing to Tender Water Injection Project if Exxon Talks Fail

Feb 27, 2018

Iraq's Basra Oil Co is preparing to tender for a water injection project vital to increase its oil production capacity if talks with Exxon Mobil fail, the head of the oil ministry's licensing and contracts office said. 'We cannot wait for…

Shell: LNG Supply Shortage Possible as Demand Surges

Feb 26, 2018

The global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market has continued to defy expectations of many market observers, with demand growing by 29 million tonnes to 293 million tonnes in 2017, according to Shell’s annual LNG Outlook. Such strong growth in demand is consistent with Shell’s first LNG Outlook…

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