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Malaysia Agrees to Extend Oil Output Cut

Dec 10, 2018

Malaysia will extend its oil production cuts by another six months after the agreement between OPEC and other oil producers to reduce global supply ends this year.OPEC and non-OPEC producers agreed at a meeting in Vienna on Friday to a new level of production cuts from January to June 2019…

UKCS Still Worth Investment Despite Brexit -Equinor

Dec 10, 2018

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor will remain committed to the mature British continental shelf regardless of the country's plans to leave the European Union, a senior executive told Reuters.British Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly decided…

UK Awards First Carbon Capture Storage License

Dec 07, 2018

The U.K. Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announced Thursday it has awarded its first carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage license as an independent regulator.The award has been made to Pale Blue Dot Energy (Acorn) Ltd (PBD) for the Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project…

Execs of Big Oil Traders Knew of Petrobras Bribes

Dec 05, 2018

Brazilian investigators said on Wednesday that 'top executives' of trading giants Vitol , Trafigura and Glencore had full knowledge that their employees paid millions in bribes to executives of state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA in return for business…

Qatar to Leave OPEC

Dec 03, 2018

Qatar said on Monday it was quitting OPEC from January to focus on its gas ambitions, taking a swipe at the group's de facto leader Saudi Arabia and marring efforts to show unity before this week's meeting of exporters to tackle an oil price slide…

Brazil Ship Collision Reveals Offshore Regulatory Gaps

Nov 28, 2018

Brazil has more than doubled the number of risky ship-to-ship oil transfers this year, but its monitoring of such offshore maneuvers is lax, to a point where a July 2017 collision between two tankers was not reported, according to a Reuters review of government and shipping records…

Petronas Q3 Profit Jumps 43%

Nov 27, 2018

Malaysian state-owned energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad, or Petronas, on Tuesday said it will increase its dividend payout to the government after its third-quarter net profit jumped on higher revenue and oil prices.The new administration…

Norway Revokes Cairn, Kosmos Investment Exclusions

Nov 27, 2018

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, will no longer exclude Cairn Energy Plc and Kosmos Energy Ltd from its portfolio of investments, the Norwegian central bank said on Tuesday.The companies were excluded in 2016 based on advice from the fund's ethics watchdog…

Equatorial Guinea Punishes Subsea 7

Nov 22, 2018

Equatorial Guinea has ordered energy operators to stop doing business with oil and gas service firm Subsea 7 for failing to comply with local laws aimed at creating more jobs for locals, the oil minister said on Thursday.In September, an oil ministry source warned that Schlumberger…

Congo Unveils More Enticing Offshore Exploration Opportunities

Nov 22, 2018

Congo (Brazzaville), sub Saharan Africa's third largest oil producer, has intensified its campaign to promote the country's offshore drilling and exploration investment opportunities.The Ministry of Hydrocarbons hopes to ride on the new hydrocarbons…

UK Energy Watchdog Proposes Tests for New Suppliers

Nov 21, 2018

Britain's energy regulator Ofgem has proposed financial and customer service tests for new suppliers after several smaller energy providers went bankrupt over the last year, it said on Wednesday.Ofgem said the tests should ensure new entrants are robust while encouraging competition in the market…

Philippine Senators Ask Duterte to Disclose China Energy Plan

Nov 20, 2018

Philippine opposition senators have demanded President Rodrigo Duterte reveal details of joint energy exploration plans with China, warning such a deal risked affirming Chinese territorial claims that are not recognized under international law…

Petrobras Units Could be Sold Under New CEO

Nov 19, 2018

Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that certain units of Petroleo Brasileiro could be privatized, even though the state-run company is strategic for the state.Speaking to reporters after his team named Chicago…

Turkey Warns Against Energy Exploration with Greek Cypriot Govt

Nov 19, 2018

Turkey warned energy companies on Sunday against working with the Greek Cypriot government in carrying out exploratory drilling in the eastern Mediterranean, saying such activities could damage regional stability.The eastern Mediterranean is believed to be rich in natural gas…

Putin: I Discussed Oil Prices with Trump

Nov 15, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he had discussed the world oil market with U.S. President Donald Trump when both men were in Paris to mark the anniversary of the end of World War One.Putin, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a regional conference in Singapore…

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