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Lebanon Approves Second Offshore Gas Round

Apr 04, 2019

Lebanon's government has approved a second offshore energy licensing round with bids to be submitted early next year, Energy Minister Nada Boustani said on Twitter on Thursday.Offshore energy development has been a central ambition for successive governments in cash-strapped Lebanon…

US Offshore Drilling Takes Center Stage

Mar 28, 2019

U.S. lawmakers will quiz President Donald Trump’s new pick to lead the Interior Department on Thursday, focusing on the former energy and mining lobbyist’s plans to expand fossil fuels production from the United States' public lands and waters…

Brazil, Petrobras Paving Way for Giant Tender

Mar 26, 2019

Brazil's government will announce 'within days' a deal with state-run oil company Petrobras to settle a multi-billion-dollar contract dispute and clear the way to auction billions of barrels of oil off of the Brazilian coast, a minister said on Monday…

Mexico Could Pay Pemex Debt from Stabilization Fund

Mar 22, 2019

Mexico's deputy finance minister said on Thursday the government was considering using part of a $15.4 billion public income stabilization fund to pay some debt obligations for heavily leveraged state oil company Pemex.The finance ministry is…

Nigeria Aims to Cut National Oil Company Shareholding

Mar 22, 2019

The planned restructuring of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) joint operating agreements with multinational oil companies could help not only in raising substantial financial gains to support the country's national budget but also…

US Lease Sale a Test for Drilling Demand

Mar 20, 2019

The Trump administration will hold its fourth major auction for oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, in a fresh test of demand from drillers that have lately been shying away from the region.The outcome of the lease sale…

Norway Oil Exploration Refunds Are Not State Aid -ESA

Mar 20, 2019

Norway's regulations allowing oil and gas companies to claim refunds for exploration spending do not constitute state aid, the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority (ESA) said on Wednesday.'Having scrutinized it on the basis of a comprehensive complaint…

Brazil Likely to Pay Petrobras $10 Bln

Mar 19, 2019

The Brazilian government is likely to pay around $10 billion to state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA to settle the so-called 'transfer-of-rights' dispute, newspaper Valor Economico reported on Tuesday, though the parties have not agreed on final terms…

Rising US Oil Clout on Show in Houston

Mar 15, 2019

A glance at the attendee list at one of the world's largest energy industry events in Houston this week left little question about the growing influence of the United States over global oil politics.Present: top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo. Absent: leading Saudi and Russian officials…

Israeli Vote Will Not Affect Offshore Auction

Mar 14, 2019

Israel's offshore oil and gas licensing auction will go ahead as planned in June regardless of the outcome of the country's upcoming general elections, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said in an interview.Israelis will head to the polls on April…

Petrobras Concentrates Its Efforts

Mar 14, 2019

As the world's top oil companies diversify and expand their presence in the petrochemicals and renewables segments, Petrobras is craving to be a less verticalized company.As partner to the Brazilian government in one of the industry's most coveted…

Norway to Offer More Arctic Exploration Blocks

Mar 14, 2019

Norway plans to expand the offshore oil and gas acreage offered to companies under its annual licensing round in so-called predefined areas (APA), oil minister Kjell-Boerge Freiberg said on Thursday.The 2019 APA round will offer 90 new blocks…

BOEM Plans Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale in August

Mar 13, 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has proposed a Gulf of Mexico lease sale for August 2019, Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Joe Balash and BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced Tuesday…

Orsted Seeks Ways to Avoid Brexit Tariffs

Mar 13, 2019

Denmark's Orsted is looking at ways to avoid potential tariffs on imports of components for its multi-billion pound British offshore wind farms in the event of a disorderly Brexit, the company's UK chief told Reuters.With only 16 days before Britain is due to leave the European Union…

Trump Requests $200.5 Mln for BSEE, $193.4 for BOEM

Mar 11, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget submitted to Congress on Monday includes $200.5 million for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and $193.4 million for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)…

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U.S. Interior Department Set to Release Federal Oil Leasing Review

U.S. Interior Department Set to Release Federal Oil Leasing Review

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