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Japan's Inpex Boosts Annual Profit Outlook on Soaring Oil Prices. Shares Abadi Plans

May 11, 2022

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp raised its net profit forecast for 2022 by 20% to a record 300 billion yen ($2.3 billion) thanks to higher-than-expected oil prices and a lower yen against the U.S. dollar.Its annual net profit…

Marubeni Cuts Exposure to Russia by Writing Down Sakhalin-1 Stake

May 06, 2022

Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp said on Friday it had cut its exposure to Russia by 12.6 billion yen ($97 million) in the year just ended, mainly by writing down its stake in the country's Sakhalin-1 oil project.Its net exposure to Russia…

Exxon Takes a Hit from Russia, Triples Buybacks over Higher Oil Prices

Apr 29, 2022

Exxon Mobil Corp doubled its first-quarter per-share profit, it said on Friday, but the results fell short of Wall Street estimates, even excluding a $3.4 billion writedown from its withdrawal from Russia.The top U.S. oil producer tripled its buyback program…

Exxon Declares Force Majeure on Russian Sakhalin-1 Operations

Apr 27, 2022

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday that its Russian unit Exxon Neftegas Ltd has declared force majeure for its Sakhalin-1 operations, where it has become increasingly difficult to ship crude out of due to sanctions on Russia.The Sakhalin-1 project…

Japan Says Its Exit from Sakhalin Energy Projects Would Benefit Russia and Weaken Sanctions

Apr 22, 2022

Should Japan ever exit the Sakhalin energy projects in Russia and their stakes were acquired by Russia or a third country, this would weaken the effectiveness of Western sanctions and benefit Russia, Japan's industry minister said on Friday…

Report: Shell in Talks with Chinese Oil Firms to Sell Its Sakhalin-2 Stake

Apr 22, 2022

Energy giant Shell is in talks with some Chinese companies to sell its stake in a major Russian gas project amid sanctions imposed on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, The Telegraph reported on Thursday.The London-listed company is in joint talks with Chinese state-run oil companies CNOOC Ltd…

Japan Tops Up LNG Reserves as Possible Russian Gas Cutoff Looms

Apr 12, 2022

Japan's government has asked power companies to top up their liquefied natural gas (LNG) reserves and share energy resources, a person familiar with the contingency plan said, as civilian deaths in Ukraine push Tokyo to halt Russian fuel imports…

Shell Raises Russia Writedown to as Much as $5B

Apr 07, 2022

Shell will write down up to $5 billion following its decision to exit Russia, more than previously disclosed, while soaring oil and gas prices boosted trading activities in the first quarter, the company said on Thursday.The post-tax impairments…

Report: India's ONGC Sells Russia's Sokol Oil to Indian Refiners

Mar 28, 2022

India's ONGC Videsh Ltd has sold at least one cargo of Russian Sokol oil to India refiners Hindustan Petroleum Corp and Bharat Petroleum Corp after failing to draw interest in a tender earlier this month, sources familiar with the matter said…

Japan's Japex Bases Business Plan on Keeping Stake in Russian Sakhalin-1 Project

Mar 28, 2022

Japan Petroleum Exploration Co (Japex) said its new long-term business plan, unveiled on Monday, was based on an assumption that it would keep its stake in the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project in Russia.Japan's consortium, Sakhalin Oil and Gas Development (SODECO)…

Sakhalin Energy Projects in Russia are Important for Japan - Gov't Spokesman

Mar 25, 2022

Japan aims to reduce its dependence on Russian energy, but Sakhalin oil and gas projects, in which the Japanese government and companies hold stakes, are important for its energy security, Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday.Shell…

Shell to Exit Russian Oil and Gas

Mar 08, 2022

Oil major Shell said Tuesday it would withdraw from its involvement in all Russian hydrocarbons, including crude oil, petroleum products, gas, and liquefied natural gas (LNG). The news follows Shell’s decision last week that it intends to end…

Sakhalin Projects to Effectively 'freeze', Japan Holding Off Decision - Minister

Mar 08, 2022

Japanese industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said on Tuesday that the Sakhalin energy projects 'will effectively freeze' given the exit of Western stakeholders and that Japan would therefore wait to see how the situation plays out to make any decision…

As Russia Avoids Energy Sanctions, Oil Majors Flee but TotalEnergies Stays

Mar 07, 2022

BP, Shell, Exxon, Equinor flag Russia exitsTotalEnergies sticks with Russian natgas assetsLNG central to TotalEnergies' strategyFrance's TotalEnergies cuts a lonely figure hanging onto its Russian investments during a mass exodus of western oil majors from the country after its invasion of Ukraine…

Japan to Release 7.5 mln bbls of Oil Reserves. Investigates Exxon's Sakhalin-1 Exit

Mar 04, 2022

Japan will release 7.5 million barrels of oil from private reserves as a part of an International Energy Agency (IEA)-led coordinated release, industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said on Friday.The volume makes up 12.5% of a planned coordinated…

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