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U.S. Oil Firms Restoring Operations in Storm-tossed Gulf of Mexico

Oct 11, 2018

Oil producers on Thursday were checking Gulf of Mexico production platforms and beginning to return crews to more than 90 offshore facilities evacuated this week as Hurricane Michael moved through the Gulf.Production shut-ins that temporarily…

Natural Gas is Here to Stay, Big Oil Says

Oct 09, 2018

Energy companies are betting demand for natural gas will rise at break-neck pace for decades, undermining warnings that tackling climate change would require a rapid switch to renewable energy.Top oil companies including Royal Dutch Shell, BP…

Oil Eases, but Iran Sanctions Keep Prices Well Above $80 a Barrel

Sep 26, 2018

Oil prices eased on Wednesday but were still heading for a fifth consecutive quarter of gains, driven by an impending drop in Iranian exports in the last three months of the year when global demand heats up.Brent crude futures were last down 49 cents on the day at $81…

Oman and Iran to Drive Growth for Oil Storage Industry

Sep 24, 2018

Oman and Iran will drive the majority of the growth in the oil storage industry in the Middle East between 2018 and 2022, contributing more oil storage capacity than any other country in the region, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData…

Wild Well Announces Onsite Training

Sep 24, 2018

Well control and engineering services firm Wild Well Control, Inc., a Superior Energy Services company, announced that it will offer well control training to drilling rig crews onsite with its rigsite well control Crew Training Unit.Wild Well…

MATCOR by BrandSafway Earns Patent for Linear Anode

Sep 20, 2018

MATCOR, a BrandSafway company, recently earned a design patent for its Iron Gopher, a linear anode designed to prevent corrosion through cathodic protection in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) applications. With a braided stainless steel…

Oil Up as U.S. Drilling Stalls, Iranian Sanctions Bite

Sep 10, 2018

Oil prices rose on Monday as U.S. drilling stalled and investors anticipated lower supply once new U.S. sanctions against Iran's crude exports kick in from November.Brent crude oil jumped $1.09 a barrel, or 1.4 percent, to a high of $77.92, but then eased to $77…

U.S. Shale Producer Magnolia Looks to Triple Market Footprint

Aug 29, 2018

U.S. oil producer Magnolia Oil & Gas Corp aims to at least triple in market valuation in coming years as it develops shale acreage across eastern and southern Texas, Chief Executive Steve Chazen said on Wednesday.Magnolia's shares have rallied…

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…

Tellurian to Start Building Louisiana LNG Export Terminal in 2019

Aug 08, 2018

U.S. liquefied natural gas company Tellurian Inc said on Wednesday it remains on track to begin construction of its Driftwood LNG export terminal in Louisiana in the first half of 2019 and begin operations in 2023.Tellurian President and CEO…

How BP Found Shale Profits With 'Crystal Ball' Oilfield Technology

Jul 30, 2018

In the pine forests of eastern Texas, oilfield workers equipped with virtual-reality goggles are helping BP's shale business turn a profit for the first time.Thousands of automated wells feed data on their performance into the firm's supercomputers each evening…

Big Crude Oil Margins Should Boost US Refiner Earnings

Jul 19, 2018

U.S. refiners ran full-tilt in the second quarter, fueled by cheap domestic crude and fat margins that should boost earnings, though their heavy activity could eventually saturate the market with gasoline, sapping profits down the road.U.S. independent refiners…

Oil Nears 3-1/2-year High on Middle East Sabre Rattling

Jul 05, 2018

OPEC supply cuts since 2017 have tightened market; oil has also risen on U.S. sanctions threat against Iran. Oil traded near its highest in 3-1/2 years on Thursday, boosted by potential disruptions to flows from Iran and the Middle East despite a fresh demand from U…

US Drillers Add Oil Rigs for Third Week in a Row

Jun 08, 2018

U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for a third week in a row even though crude prices have declined about 8 percent over the past three weeks.Drillers added one oil rig in the week to June 8, bringing the total count to 862, the highest level since March 2015…

Clash of the Russian Energy Titans

Jun 01, 2018

Russian energy major Rosneft is increasingly challenging domestic rival Gazprom in international gas markets, from West Africa to Turkey and even Europe, according to five industry sources with knowledge of the matter.Last week, Rosneft won…

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