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Shell Exits Permian with $9.5B Sale to ConocoPhillips. Its U.S. Output Now Mostly Offshore

Sep 21, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday it would sell its Permian Basin assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash, an exit from the largest U.S. oilfield for the energy major shifting its focus to the clean energy transition.For ConocoPhillips, it is the second sizable acquisition in a year in the heart of the U.S. shale industry, as American and European producers diverge in whether to focus on hydrocarbons going forward…

Rystad Says Oil Demand is Peaking. Predicts $60 a Barrel by 2027

Oct 06, 2023

Global crude oil prices could drop to about $60 per barrel by 2027 as demand growth slows, say oil analysts at Rystad Energy, chopping a third off next year's peak price as demand tumbles.Their outlook is a reassuring message amid recent Wall…

SLB Launches Cement-free System to Cut CO2 Footprint of Well Construction

Mar 06, 2023

Oilfield services giant SLB, until recently known as Schlumberger,  on Monday introduced the EcoShield geopolymer cement-free system that it says minimizes the CO2 footprint of a well’s construction.' This innovative technology eliminates up…

BP Profit Triples to $2.6B in Q1 on Strong Oil, Gas Trading

Apr 27, 2021

BP's profit more than tripled to $2.6 billion in the first quarter thanks to stronger oil prices and bumper revenue from natural gas trading, paving the way for the energy company to start buying back its shares.The jump in profits from a year…

Country-by-Country Look at Dropping Fuel Demand

May 01, 2020

It's hardly news that the COVID-19 pandemic has sent most every market into tumult, most notably the oil and gas market as political power plays flood the world with oil precisely when demand has plummeted. Here we provide some recent insights…

U.S. Oil Firms' Quarterly Reports to Show Depths of Slump

Apr 22, 2020

Investors are in for more bad news on the energy front in the coming weeks as a host of the sector's biggest companies report quarterly results following the historic collapse in oil prices.Forecasts for U.S. energy sector earnings this year have dropped along with oil prices…

Oil Price Crash, What Next?

Apr 21, 2020

A historic rout in oil markets sent U.S. crude prices plummeting to as much as minus $40 a barrel as traders rushed to get rid of unwanted stocks with storage capacity already overflowing amid a coronavirus-induced demand collapse.U.S. West…

ConocoPhillips Cuts Oil Output, Spending Again

Apr 16, 2020

ConocoPhillips said on Thursday it would slash planned spending 35%, cut production by about 225,000 barrels of oil per day {bpd) and suspend its share repurchase program to weather the collapse in oil prices.Oil and gas producers have sunk…

Oil Rises After OPEC+ Agrees Record Output Cut

Apr 13, 2020

Oil prices rose on Monday after major producers finally agreed their biggest-ever output cut, but gains were capped amid concern that it won't be enough to head off oversupply with the coronavirus pandemic hammering demand.After four days of wrangling…

OPEC+ Oil Pact Hinges on Mexico Joining

Apr 10, 2020

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Friday that a final OPEC+ oil supply pact to reduce 10 million barrels per day (bpd), which was agreed on Thursday, hinges on Mexico joining in the cuts.OPEC, Russia and other allies, a group known as OPEC+…

Exxon Cuts Spending by $10B

Apr 07, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday throttled back a multi-year investment spree in shale, LNG and deep water oil production and will cut planned capital spending this year by $10 billion as the coronavirus pandemic saps energy demand and oil prices…

OPEC+ Debates Biggest Ever Oil Output Cut as Virus Destroys Demand

Apr 03, 2020

OPEC and allies are working on a deal for an unprecedented production cut equivalent to around 10% of global supply, an OPEC source said after U.S. President Donald Trump called on oil nations to stop the oil rout caused by the coronavirus pandemic…

Update: Brent Oil Rises above $32 on Hopes of Output Deal

Apr 03, 2020

Benchmark Brent crude oil futures rose as high as $33.05 a barrel on Friday on rising hopes of a new global deal to cut global crude supply.Brent crude futures were up 9.3%, or $2.79, at $32.73 a barrel by 1014 GMT. Brent soared as much as 47%…

BP Cuts Spending by Quarter, Lowers Oil production

Apr 01, 2020

BP on Wednesday cut its 2020 spending plans by 25% and will reduce output from its U.S. shale oil and gas business in the face of the collapse in oil prices triggered by the coronavirus outbreak.BP and other big oil and gas companies are having…

Chinese Buyers Snap Up U.S. Oil Purchases at Widest Discounts Ever

Apr 01, 2020

China has increased U.S. crude purchases with some buyers snapping up cargoes at the widest discounts ever as sellers seek to offload excess supplies in Asia, six trade sources said on Wednesday.China started processing in March applications from its companies to waive import tariffs on U…

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