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OPEC and How it Has Dealt with Oil Price Crashes

Mar 12, 2020

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was set up in 1960 to coordinate oil production policy among its members but in recent decades it has increasingly cooperated with producers outside the group to manage the market. This month…

Offshore Oil Rig Infection Exposes Coronavirus Dangers

Mar 12, 2020

Equinor reported the oil industry's first coronavirus infection on an offshore installation on Wednesday, highlighting the challenge in preventing contamination for thousands of workers living in the close quarters on rigs and platforms.A worker…

Guyana Still Searching for Partner to Market Its Oil

Mar 12, 2020

Guyana has extended the initial deadline in its search for an agent to market its share of oil produced by an Exxon Mobil-led consortium to March 24, the Department of Energy said on Wednesday.Guyana has no domestic refining capacity or national…

Oil Crash Makes Wind Power Firm Nordics' Biggest Energy Company

Mar 11, 2020

The oil price crash has led to Danish offshore wind developer Orsted overtaking Norwegian oil major Equinor as the most valuable energy company in the Nordics, highlighting the appeal to investors of renewables over fossil fuels. Shares in Equinor…

Chevron Studies Spending, Production Cuts in Face of Oil Rout

Mar 10, 2020

Chevron said it is looking at ways to cut spending, which could lead to lower near-term oil and gas production, following the recent collapse in the oil price. The U.S. company is the first oil major to confirm it is reassessing its spending in the wake of the price collapse…

Saudi Decision Will See Oil Markets Take a Bath

Mar 10, 2020

A sustained price war could see marginal projects delayed and hasten a predicted decline in new awards, writes Gregory Brown, Maritime Strategies InternationalThe optimism that was very much present in the offshore market at the turn of the year has ebbed away with the spread and impact of COVID-19…

Cairn Ups Kraken Reserves Estimate

Mar 10, 2020

Cairn Energy on Tuesday revised up reserves at its British North Sea Kraken oil field, which is majority-owened by EnQuest, effectively reversing a $163 million impairment it had booked on a Kraken downgrade a year ago. Cairn, which owns 30% of Kraken…

'Brutal' Cost Cuts May be Ahead for Oil Industry

Mar 10, 2020

Oil and gas companies might be heading for another round of 'brutal' cost cuts in the wake of the oil price crash caused by coronavirus outbreak and Saudi-Russia stand-off on output cuts.Wood Mackenzie’s Tom Ellacott said: “The price collapse…

IEA: Global Oil Demand Set to Contract for the First Time since 2009

Mar 10, 2020

Global oil demand is set to contract in 2020 for the first time in more than a decade as global economic activity stalls due to the coronavirus, the International Energy Agency said on Monday. The downward revision came as oil prices dropped…

Norway Economy Strong Despite Oil Crash, Minister says

Mar 09, 2020

The Norwegian economy remains strong despite the sharp fall in the price of oil, Norway's biggest export, but it is too early to tell what the full impact will be from cheaper crude and the coronavirus, Finance Minister Jan Tore Sanner said on Monday…

Oil Suffers Rout After Saudi Arabia Fires First Shot of Price War

Mar 09, 2020

Losing more than a quarter of their value, oil prices were set on Monday for their biggest daily rout since the first Gulf War, after Saudi Arabia cut its official prices in a market already reeling from the impact of the coronavirus on global demand…

Serica Resumes Production from Bruce Platform

Mar 09, 2020

London-listed Serica Energy has resumed production from its Bruce platform in the UK sector of the North Sea, following a halt in January.Production was halted on Bruce while engineering work was carried out to secure an unused caisson, which was found to be in a deteriorated condition…

Oil Takes Biggest Daily Dive in over a Decade as Russia, OPEC Split

Mar 09, 2020

Brent slid to its biggest daily loss in more than 11 years on Friday after Russia balked at OPEC's proposed steep production cuts to stabilize prices hit by the economic fallout from the coronavirus, and OPEC responded by removing limits on its own production…

Magnora Invests Oil Money into Wind Company

Mar 06, 2020

Magnora, an Oslo-listed company, formed after oil rig designer Sevan Marine sold its business to Sembcorp, has announced an investment into a wind project development.The news comes less than a month after Magnora initially voiced its intention…

Oil Dives after Russia Rejects Deeper OPEC+ Cut

Mar 06, 2020

Oil prices slid more than 4% on Friday after Reuters reported that Russia will not agree to steeper oil output cuts by OPEC and its allies to support prices. Brent and WTI crude futures tumbled by nearly $3 a barrel, or more than 5%, after the report…

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