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Petrochemicals: Weak Margins Sweep Asia

Jan 03, 2020

Asian petrochemical makers, who are unable to pass down sky-high feedstock costs, are resorting to run cuts or extending cracker shutdown periods to tie through the bad times.The gloom was evident across South Korea, Asia's top naphtha importer, as well as Southeast Asia as crude-derived naphtha premiums were recently either setting new records or were near record levels because of a supply crunch following drone attacks on Saudi oilfields in mid September and heavy refinery maintenance…

China Can't Meet Its US Energy Commitments

Jan 21, 2020

The more you delve into the details of China's commitment to buy an additional $52.4 billion in U.S. energy over the next two years, the more it becomes apparent the goal is unachievable, even with the best will in the world.As part of the 'Phase 1' trade truce between Beijing and Washington…

What Does US-China Trade Deal Mean for Oil Markets?

Jan 20, 2020

After over a year of trade tensions, the US and China signed a “phase one” trade deal on 16 January. As part of the deal, China has agreed to increase the value of energy imports by $52.4 billion above 2017 levels over the next two years. What could it mean for the oil market…

Oil Slips on Doubts About U.S.-China Deal, OPEC Outlook

Jan 15, 2020

Oil prices slipped on Wednesday on concerns that the U.S./China Phase 1 trade deal may not provide much of a demand boost because the United States intends to keep tariffs on Chinese goods until a second phase deal. Prices were also under pressure…

Keppel working on 3D-Printed Offshore Grade Steel

Jan 15, 2020

Singapore-based offshore rig builder Keppel O&M is working on a system that will enable it to 3D print offshore grade materials, to speed up production and lower cost. The company has teamed up with local university and research and technology…

Shelf Drilling Finds Work for Ex-Maersk Jack-Up

Jan 14, 2020

The U.S. oil major Chevron has chartered a Shelf Drilling jack-up drilling rig on a long-term deal. Chevron will use the rig in Thailand.Shelf Drilling said on Tuesday that Chevron Thailand had contracted the Shelf Drilling Enterprise jack-up unit…

First Gas Flows From SapuraOMV's SK408 Block

Jan 13, 2020

SapuraOMV, an E&P joint venture between Malaysia's Sapura and Austrian OMV, has started the first production from SK408 block, off Malaysia, bringing online the Larak gas field. The SK408 gas fields are part of discoveries made by SapuraOMV Upstream in a drilling campaign in 2014…

Oil Hits $70 a Barrel

Jan 06, 2020

Oil prices rose a further 2% on Monday, pushing Brent above $70 a barrel, as rhetoric from the United States, Iran and Iraq fanned tensions in the Middle East after a U.S. air strike which killed a top Iranian military commander.Brent crude futures soared to a high of $70…

Asian LNG Prices Little Changed in Quiet Trade

Jan 03, 2020

Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) were little changed this week amid quiet trade and low liquidity.The average LNG price for February delivery into northeast Asia was estimated at around $5.10-$5.20 per million British thermal units (mmBtu)…

Oil Prices Set for Biggest Yearly Rise Since 2016

Dec 31, 2019

Oil rose on the last trading day of the decade on Tuesday and was on track for monthly and annual gains, supported by a thaw in the prolonged U.S.-China trade row and Middle East unrest.Brent crude was up 11 cents at $66.78 a barrel by 1143 GMT…

Oil Hits Highest Since September

Dec 26, 2019

Oil rose towards $68 a barrel to its highest in over three months on Thursday, buoyed by a report showing lower U.S. crude inventories, hopes of an end to the China-U.S. trade dispute and OPEC-led efforts to constrain supply.The American Petroleum Institute…

Oil Consumption Tracking is All About Asia

Dec 12, 2019

Oil market analysts must make sense of a bewildering array of statistics about production, consumption and inventories, compiled and published with varying definitions and degrees of accuracy and timeliness.The challenge is to form an accurate…

FTR Continues Year-on-year Growth

Dec 09, 2019

Fulkrum Technical Resources (FTR), global provider of technical personnel specializing in QA/QC, inspection and vendor surveillance services to the energy industry, announced recent contract wins resulting in year-on-year growth of more than 55%…

Santos Lifts 2025 Production Forecast

Dec 03, 2019

Santos Ltd on Tuesday increased its forecast for 2025 production by 20% underpinned by oil and gas projects it plans to develop in Australia and Papua New Guinea.The company plans to produce 120 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) a year by 2025…

Jadestone Names Stewart Non-Executive Director

Dec 02, 2019

Asia Pacific focused independent Jadestone Energy said it has appointed Lisa A. Stewart as a non-executive director of the board, effective December 1, following the departure of Eric Schwitzer, effective November 30. Jadestone will continue to have eight directors…

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