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Federal Judge Orders Keystone XL Pipeline Review

Aug 16, 2018

A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday ordered the U.S. State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, possibly delaying the project's construction and dealing the latest setback for Canada's TransCanada Corp…

Fred. Olsen Energy edges closer to financial restructuring

Aug 07, 2018

Norwegian drillship and rig operator Fred. Olsen Energy, owner of the yard that built the RMS Titanic, is considering a debt and equity restructuring that would almost wipe out the value of its current shares, the company said.With debt and liabilities of more than $840 million at the end of June…

Oil Majors Win Dismissal of New York City Climate Lawsuit

Jul 20, 2018

A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by New York City seeking to hold major oil companies liable for climate change caused by carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels.In dismissing the city's claims against Chevron Corp , BP Plc, ConocoPhillips…

Tidewater and GulfMark Announce Merger

Jul 16, 2018

Tidewater Inc. and GulfMark Offshore, Inc. announced Monday that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine the two companies, creating the industry’s largest owner of offshore support…

Brazil Charges Former Vantage Drilling Chief with Corruption

Jul 13, 2018

Brazilian federal prosecutors on Thursday charged the former chief executive of U.S. oil services company Vantage Drilling with corruption and money laundering, accusing him of offering $31 million in bribes to public officials.Federal prosecutors…

Equinor Acquires Energy Trader Danske Commodities

Jul 08, 2018

Norwegian oil and gas major Equinor, formerly Statoil, is acquiring the Danish energy trading company, Danske Commodities for EUR 400 million (USD 470 mln). 'Equinor has reached agreement to buy 100% of the shares in Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities (DC) for EUR 400 million…

BP to Boost Stake in UK's 'Giant' Clair Field

Jul 04, 2018

BP announced that it has entered into agreements with ConocoPhillips that will significantly increase its holding in the Clair field, a core asset of BP’s North Sea business in the UK, while also selling its non-operating interest in the Kuparuk and satellite oilfields in Alaska…

ConocoPhillips sells 16.5 pct of North Sea Asset to BP

Jul 03, 2018

U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips said on Tuesday it would sell a 16.5 percent stake in the Clair field to oil major BP for an undisclosed price. Houston, Texas-based ConocoPhillips will retain a 7.5 percent interest in the North Sea offshore oil field through a unit while BP will hold a 45…

Seadrill Exits Chapter 11

Jul 02, 2018

Offshore drilling rig contractor Seadrill said on Monday it had successfully completed its reorganisation, emerging from a U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy process launched last September. The company, once the world's largest offshore driller by the market capitalisation…

Venezuela's Creditors Call for Unity

Jun 25, 2018

A group of institutional investors holding roughly 13 percent of Venezuela's foreign debt said on Monday it will not back any restructuring plan that does not imply equal treatment for all creditors. The government of President Nicolas Maduro has halted almost all foreign debt payments…

PDVSA Raises Prospect of Force Majeure on Oil Exports

Jun 06, 2018

OPEC member Venezuela has raised the prospect of declaring force majeure on contracts with major crude buyers amid plummeting output from its oil fields and tanker bottlenecks at ports, according to three sources familiar with the matter.Falling…

New Rules on Ship Emissions Herald Sea Change for Oil Market

May 17, 2018

New rules coming into force from 2020 to curb pollution produced by the world's ships are worrying everyone from OPEC oil producers to bunker fuel sellers and shipping companies.The regulations will slash emissions of sulfur, which is blamed…

US Military Seeks Rules for Drilling in Gulf of Mexico

May 11, 2018

An expansion of oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico would interfere with U.S. military testing unless the Pentagon and another agency develop rules to govern the work, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a report this week.The Defense…

Conoco Moves to Seize PDVSA's Caribbean Assets

May 07, 2018

U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips has moved to take Caribbean assets of Venezuela's state-run PDVSA to enforce a $2 billion arbitration award over a decade-oil nationalization of its projects in the South American country, according to three sources familiar with its actions…

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…

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