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China Aims to Boost Natural Gas Production

7 hours ago

Following several years of natural gas consumption outpacing local production growth, China is introducing incentives to spur several forms of domestic production in hopes of reducing its reliance on imports.China’s natural gas imports, both by pipeline and as liquefied natural gas (LNG), accounted for nearly half (45%) of China’s natural gas supply in 2018, an increase from 15% in 2010, according to the U…

McDermott in Financing Deal of Up to $1.7 Bln

Oct 21, 2019

U.S. oilfield services company McDermott International Inc on Monday agreed with some of its lenders for additional funding of up to $1.7 billion, sending its shares up 25% in trading before the bell.Under the terms, the company said it would have immediate access to $650 million in financing…

Schlumberger Profit Beats Estimates

Oct 18, 2019

Schlumberger NV beat Wall Street estimates for profit on Friday, in the first quarter under Olivier Le Peuch, as higher international drilling activity boosted demand for its equipment and services and helped counter weakness in North America…

Total Says Geopolitics Hurting Crude Supply

Oct 18, 2019

Oil markets have lost 2 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude supply this year due to geopolitical issues, a senior executive at French oil and energy group Total said on Friday at a conference.The geopolitical issues that led to the crude supply loss include U…

Eni CEO: No Future for Firms Working in Just O&G

Oct 18, 2019

There is no future for companies that work only in oil and gas in the medium- to long-term, the head of Italian major Eni said on Friday.'Diversification into renewable energy and the circular economy is crucial,' Claudio Descalzi told financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore in an interview…

BP Raises Asian Profile

Oct 18, 2019

BP is increasing its Asian presence with an initial agreement, or memorandum of understanding, with China's Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (ZPCC) to build a 1 million tonne a year acetic acid plant, BP said on Friday. The planned production site for acetic acid…

China Hosts Deep-Sea Exploration Contractors Meet

Oct 15, 2019

The third annual meeting between the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretariat and the contractors with deep-sea exploration contracts in the international deep-seabed (the Area) concluded in Changsa, China on Sunday.Delegates gathered…

Sinopec Weighs Output Cuts Due to Freight Rate Surge

Oct 15, 2019

Asia's largest refiner, Sinopec, is weighing plans to cut oil imports in December and reduce output at its refineries after a surge in global tanker freight rates hit margins, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.The cost of shipping…

Small Scale FSRU: Think Smarter Not Bigger

Oct 15, 2019

The global search for lower carbon forms of energy and demand for cost-effective ways to serve power demand in emerging markets and remote locations is driving interest in floating storage and regasification units (FSRU).FSRUs are a faster and…

Exxon Appoints Bank to Sell Malaysia Assets

Oct 09, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp has appointed Bank of America Merrill Lynch to run the sale of its Malaysian oil and gas assets as the U.S. firm accelerates a vast disposal program, banking and industry sources said.The Malaysian assets, which include stakes in two large fields…

Oxy Books Supertanker for a Record $13.25 Mln

Oct 08, 2019

Occidental Petroleum Corp provisionally chartered a supertanker to ship U.S. crude to South Korea for a new record of $13.25 million in November, three shipping sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.The Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC)…

PTTEP, Halliburton Ink Automation Deal

Oct 01, 2019

PTTEP, a national petroleum exploration and production company in Thailand, selected Halliburton Landmark for joint development of new well design workflow to automate drilling and completion engineering processes across the well lifecycle, the US-based oilfield services company announced…

Oil Search Boss to Retire in 2020

Oct 01, 2019

Papua New Guinea's biggest company Oil Search Ltd said on Tuesday long-serving Managing Director Peter Botten will retire from the firm next year after 25 years in the role, just as the company enters a major growth phase in PNG and Alaska.Botten…

Oil Freight Rates Rocket After U.S. Sanctions COSCO

Sep 27, 2019

Oil freight rates in the Middle East and Asia have increased by almost 20 percent today following new US sanctions on units of Chinese company COSCO for its alleged involvement in ferrying crude oil out of Iran.In what the U.S. State Department…

Chevron, Thailand in Dispute Over Decom Tab

Sep 26, 2019

U.S. energy major Chevron Corp has opted to continue negotiations with Thailand rather than seek arbitration to resolve a dispute over who should pay for removing offshore oil and gas platforms, the company told Reuters on Wednesday.Thailand…

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China Aims to Boost Natural Gas Production

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Asian Producers to Boost Winter Gas Supply

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Tankers Unable to Offload in Malaysian Port

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